How Church Leaders Can Use ChatGPT in Ministry

Technology has always been an integral part of religion. From the earliest days of written languages to printing presses and now social media, Churches have relied on the latest communication technologies to reach people around the world. ChatGPT is a rising technology that has the potential to change how everyone, including church leaders, gets things done. When used correctly, it can help you grow and expand your ministry, not just in size but also in quality. Here is how ChatGPT can...

Ways to Increase Church Attendance at Easter

With US church attendance continuing to decline according to the Survey Center on American Life, pastors and church leaders are looking for new ways to energize existing churchgoers and grow church numbers. A time of celebration, reflection, and renewal, Easter is one of the most important events in the Christian calendar. An opportunity for people to come together to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter presents a fantastic opportunity for pastors and church leaders to increase church attendance all year...

A Guide to Holy Week

What is Holy Week? Holy Week, also known as Passion Week, is a significant week in the Christian calendar that leads up to Easter Sunday. It commemorates the final week of Jesus Christ’s life on earth, from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his crucifixion and resurrection. How Holy Week is celebrated differs by church and denomination. Here we discuss the meaning of Holy Week and outline what to expect from each day of the celebration. We’ve included a Holy Week bible...

9 Ways to Increase Online Giving at Your Church

More and more churches are using online platforms to increase their reach and better connect with congregants. Around 29% of practicing Christians state they take advantage of their church’s digital offerings on a day other than Sunday. Churches increasingly need to leverage digital technology to grow their online giving. Why Embrace Online Giving? Traditional methods of giving, such as the passing of collection plates during a service, remain very important. But adding online giving for churches has several advantages: Convenience: Online giving...

Do Churches Pay Property Taxes? A Helpful Guide

For an organization like a church, seeming trustworthy should be a number one priority. After all, you can only positively impact your community if they trust your influence in the area. Also, trust leads to loyalty, and you need this from your members to help you achieve your congregation’s goals—from sharing about your faith to helping the less privileged. To ensure you maintain trust in your name and brand, church leaders need to continually review their position and activities regarding the...

Giving Statements—How to Use Them Correctly and Benefit Your Congregation

Let’s be honest—money is not the easiest topic to discuss when it comes to church management. Apart from the continual stress about covering costs month to month, many members of your congregation may not appreciate you preaching about it or asking for financial support. And this is just one of the many reasons why reviewing your approach to giving statements is so important. Have you ever considered how useful a tool it can be, with multiple benefits for both you and...

Volunteer Scheduling – How to Better Serve Your Church

Many non-profits rely on volunteers to help with their work but managing them can be difficult. How can you make sure your volunteers are engaged and motivated while still staying organized? Volunteer management is the solution. Volunteer management isn’t just about finding the right people—it’s also about keeping them happy and connected. It takes time and effort to manage and motivate volunteers, but when done correctly, it can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved. You’ll find that managing church volunteers is...

What is Church Management Software?

Church Management Software (CHMS) is a specialized online platform designed to help congregations manage their day-to-day operations. From sending out emails to scheduling events, most church management software programs offer a variety of tools and features. Additionally, church management software can help churches save time, reduce paperwork, and become more organized. It’s also an invaluable tool for pastors and other leaders to ensure their members have access to the resources they need. Here's a look at what church management software is,...

Church Bookkeeping: What Is It & How to Start

Like any organization, a church needs to have its financial affairs in order. That's why most of them these days employ bookkeepers, who are there to keep tabs on the religious body’s financial incomings and outgoings. At ChMeetings, we understand as well as anyone the importance of church bookkeeping. This article will take you through the basics of church bookkeeping and show you how to get started on keeping your church’s financial records up to date. What Is Church Bookkeeping? Church bookkeeping involves recording, organizing,...

ChMeetings Updates for August 2022

This month’s updates have been very exciting for the ChMeetings team. We have some awards and quite a few new features to share with you. Hoping that you will find this a useful read, here are the latest ChMeetings product updates for August 2022. New Awards ChMeetings has been shortlisted by Capterra, as an Emerging Favorite in the Church Management Software Category. In addition, we have been named a Category Leader by GetApp, and a Front Runner by Software Advice. New Features Events There are...