Christmas Service: The Super Bowl of Church Services


Christmas for the church is like the Super Bowl is for football. Much how the Super Bowl attracts a viewership of millions who typically never watch football regularly… Christmas is a time when millions of guests come through the church doors to get their annual “fix” of religion. It’s this understanding that should cause us to be intentional about how … Read More

ChurchTrac Giving Update


You’ve asked, and we’ve listened! We’ve recently pushed out a new update that directly affects ChurchTrac Giving. Now when someone gives directly via ACH Transfer, that transaction will not show up until that transaction has actually cleared. Once the transaction has cleared, it will appear in your Giving transactions and will also be back-dated to the date in which it … Read More

Online Giving Transaction Fees


Online Giving transaction fees are now automatically calculated based on the method in which they were given (Credit Card or ACH). These fees are visible in the Giving Summary as seen in the below screen shot. These fees are shown for your deposits. Please note that Giving transactions still take 5-7 days to post on average. When the deposit is … Read More

Facebook: A Powerful Tool For Small Churches


A few weeks ago we talked about the 6 Reasons Nobody Goes To Your Church Website. If you’re a small church under 75 people, a church website may be the farthest thing from your radar. Though we still think every church should have some sort of web site…the reality is that many small churches just don’t have the time, the knowhow, … Read More

Celebrating Thanksgiving


As we do every year, ChurchTrac will be closing our offices Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. All support related inquiries will be answered when we get back the following day. Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. … Read More

Stretching Your Leadership


When I was a kid, Stretch Armstrong was all the rage. Who would have thought that a stretchy figurine would grab the attention of 10-year old boys for hours on end? This was obviously before the days of iPads and iPhones. My friends and I made it our mission to find Mr. Armstrong’s breaking point for weeks. Fortunately for him…he … Read More

6 Reasons Nobody Goes To Your Church Website


Here at ChurchTrac, we probably see 20 different church websites every day. Doing the math, that means we see roughly 5,000 church websites per year! We’ve seen it all too. From amazing sites that are informative and easy to navigate… to sites that have unreadable neon fonts with a banner from a spaghetti dinner that happened in 2012. We’re not even … Read More

You Got Served [Avoiding Ministry Burnout Part 3]


Having a basketball hit you in the face at 126 mph is a humbling experience. Sure…I might be exaggerating the speed a little bit. The truth is, I got hit so hard by that ball you could see the “W” from the Wilson logo almost perfectly imprinted on my forehead. Not even kidding! It happened when I went to make … Read More

[Announcement] Churches Using Avast Or AVG Antivirus


It was brought to our attention that a small number of ChurchTrac Users are receiving a message from their antivirus software that ChurchTrac is a threat. Below is an example of what this looks like: We are working with Avast and AVG to correct this false positive that some of our users are experiencing. In the meantime, you can whitelist … Read More

Gather ‘Round The Table [Avoiding Ministry Burnout Part 2]


This is part 2 of our 3 part series on avoiding ministry burnout. In part 1, we talked about enjoying the fruits of our labors by treating ourselves. Today, we are going to focus on family. The Table Throughout my early childhood, my family ate dinner together almost every night at the dining table. There were no cell phones. The TV … Read More