Every church leader aspires to have an engaged congregation that feels like their church knows them, loves them, and looks after them. In small churches, this is entirely possible, with special relationships built over time.
However, with transient visitors and large congregations, forming that close bond with parishioners while maintaining a sense of organization can be a little trickier. Church leaders are now seeing the value in church management software to solve a myriad of different issues. Here are some of the many benefits you may experience by adopting new software in your church.
Easier Donation Options
One of the most surprising benefits of ChMS software is being able to use it as your digital donation pan. Not everyone carries cash, which means churches may suffer as the world moves towards a more cashless society. With ChMS software, that doesn’t have to happen. Parishioners can provide a tithe in a variety of ways, such as by text, through the mobile app, or on their desktop or laptop computer.
Parent Peace of Mind
Many churches run children’s groups for education and fun. Parents can drop their children off, head to church, or run errands, then pick them up when the class or session is over. While many churches rely on a paper system to manage numbers, technology can provide an easier way. ChMS software allows you to ‘check in’ children to avoid any errors around absences and attendance.
Make Decisions With Data
Churches can be run like businesses, with decisions having to be made based on what’s working and not working. This can be much harder to do if you’ve only noticed things about your church with your eyes rather than proof.
By running your daily operations and congregations through specific church software, that can change. You can rely on accurate data in your metric dashboard to make decisions around giving, serving, and attendance.
Increase Parishioner Engagement
Churches are moving with the times, with even those traditionally ‘offline’ churches learning about video calls to hold digital services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it makes sense that technology could also be used to increase parishioner engagement.
With church management software, you can provide an app or platform for your parishioners to connect with. They can learn about your available volunteering opportunities, register and check in for events, and even contact other church members if they need help.
Get to Know Your Church Members
To understand how to provide the best services for your parish, it’s essential to understand who they are. Church software allows you to collect data on age ranges, gender, locations, and more, to ensure you’re providing a happy, healthy, and safe environment for all.
For example, if you notice a high number of families with children, you might provide children’s activities. Alternatively, you might see the value in more disability parking if you welcome several visitors in the highest age bracket.
Churches may not have been built on technology, but that doesn’t mean they can’t grow with it. Something as simple as ChMS may be able to enhance your church services while allowing for even better engagement with parishioners than you thought possible.