Yesterday, my boss and I had a conversation about what my job duties and responsibilities.
Administration. Communication. Assimilation or Connection.
This led me to think about how we view our Church Management Software.
As an administrative tool – it can be used in all areas. Some programs available offer, not only a way to track contributions, but a full accounting suite, with the ability to track both accounts payable and receivable. It can give your Administrative Assistant the ability to run custom reports (with accurate data) in minutes without having to look over and assimilate data from paper different data sources.
As a communication tool – it can be linked to your public web site. Calendar features can display images for events. Links can be added to register for events. It can be used to all ministry directors to schedule services and people.
As an assimilation or connection tool – it can be used to see who is attending – where and when. From a first time guest getting connected, to the new church member making a commitment, to a long-time member being commissioned to the mission field.
What is the primary way you use your Church Management Software?
If you had to fill in the blank, what would you choose?
(If my boss is reading: Communications.)