Palm Sunday: The Middle Child of Church Services


In the church realm, the Easter and Christmas services are always the most chattered about. It’s for good reason since the’re usually a time of influx of new guests that step foot into our churches. But what about Palm Sunday? Easter seems to always overshadow Palm Sunday. Like the middle child, Palm Sunday is a service we all know about, … Read More

Every Service Is Easter


We don’t need to tell you how big of a deal Easter is.  You know it. We know it.  Everyone knows it. We’re all hands on deck as we prepare to have an influx of people step into our churches. Whether it’s a nearby neighbor, a visiting family member, or your “chreasters” (Members that only show up on Christmas and … Read More

Congregation Access Is Now “Member Access”


Originally we were going to make the title of this blog “Member Access Is No More”. But…we realized that would be very misleading and we would get a TON of support tickets yelling at us for taking away such an important feature. Today we simply changed the name of Congregation Access to Member Access. Just a name change…that’s it. Why the … Read More

Connect Card Hack: Get The Info You Need


One of the best ways to keep track of and follow-up with guests is to have them fill out a guest card or a “connect card”. A while back we talked about how to make the best connect card. We recently came across a little hack that could help take it to the next level for many churches. Most connect cards … Read More

User-Defined Fields VS Tags


After coming out with our Tags feature for People, we got to thinking about how far we’ve come technologically with how we organize data in the church. Back in the days before computers, we as churches relied on lots of paper. Sadly, many trees were massacred in the name of attendance and financial records. Paper had one BIG limitation though; … Read More

Interactive Map Update for Canadian Ministries


If your ministry is based in Canada, this announcement is for you. We’ve made some updates to the Interactive Map to make it more accurate and reliable for Canadian addresses. That being said, there are 2 things you need to do to your account to ensure your account will update accordingly. Go to “Administrator Settings” and re-enter the churches address … Read More

Donations Outside of ChurchTrac


Due to some recent changes, ChurchTrac is unable to process donations that come from other 3rd party sources (companies outside of ChurchTrac). This is mainly because much of the needed data that we use for recording the entry is missing. Rather than creating multiple ‘Unknown’ entries on your Giving Screen, we opted to remove third-party donations and transactions at the … Read More

Tag. You’re It!


We are excited to release a HUGE feature for the ChurchTrac People Screen. It’s called :drumroll please:…. TAGS. Tags are a quick and easy way to label your people by any characteristic of your choosing. Here’s how it works… Let’s say you have members that are on your Hospitality Team and members that are a part of your Greeter Team. … Read More

FYI For Online Giving


We are just over a month into 2019, and we are amazed at how many churches have started using Online Giving. As seen in our older article Three Myths about Online Giving, accepting donations online is a great way to save your church time and encourage your people to give more regularly. That being said, we want to remind all … Read More

January Jetpack


Hey ChurchTrackers 👋 We’ve been making quite a few upgrades lately, and they just launched today. You can expect to see a significant speed bump in the software. Whether you’re generating reports, creating Smart Lists, or just navigating around… It’s crazy fast! These speed upgrades will help save you some time. Less time on the screen means more time with … Read More