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ChMeetings Updates: July 2022

July 2022 has been yet another exciting month, during which the ChMeetings team has been working on adding new features to help you improve your day-to-day work at church. We have been working especially around helping you organize events more efficiently, enhancing the Guest/Member View Builder, as well as adding more options for Profile Fields and Forms. Without further ado, here’s what’s new in ChMeetings for July 2022. Events Events have been enhanced with several new features: Managers -  You can add...

ChMeetings Updates: Q2-2022

Q2 of 2022 is over and we owe you some updates. It has been quite a busy time for the ChMeetings Team, as you will see. So, without further ado, let’s explore the long list of updates we have to share with you for this quarter: New Event Management Features Our Event management features have grown significantly throughout this quarter. Here is what we have added:  Enhanced Volunteer Scheduling: Last quarter we released a new and powerful set of features that allows...

Working for a Church (Roles, Salary & What to Expect)

Working for a church is not something most of us dream of as a career choice. In most cases, people aren’t even aware that churches have career options besides secretarial roles. However, according to recent data, the average annual pay for a church employee is $43,185.  You’d be surprised to know that churches are full-fledged businesses and offer people career choices they never even dreamed of. People prosper in roles like graphic designers, music directors, accountants, etc. Plus, given the statistics...

5 Signs of Bad Church Leadership to Watch Out for

As church members, we are responsible for recognizing signs of bad church leadership and correcting them immediately to promote a healthy, safe, and friendly church environment.  The church is a place where you go to connect with God, spread positivity, and give and receive love. But, power and control often stray church and ministry leaders from the righteous path and lead them to narcissism and abuse. This has lasting effects on people, which causes them to leave for seasons or switch...

Christ-Centered Ways To Grow Church Attendance in 2022

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that data from Gallup shows that church growth has declined significantly in recent decades, from 70% of Americans claiming church membership in 1999, to a mere 47% in 2022. Empty pews have pastors and church administration looking for more and more strategies to grow church attendance, encourage ministry participation, and spread the good news of Christ’s saving grace. ChMeetings helps churches of all sizes become more effective at growing and engaging their flock. In this...

ChMeetings Updates: May 2022

Summer is upon us, and to get ready for the joy it brings, the ChMeetings team has been working on yet another set of features that, we hope, you’ll find useful, especially for the upcoming gatherings in the sunshine. We can’t wait to share the new features with you, so here they are: Event Donations When organizing an event, you can collect donations from participants.  You can now collect donations when organizing events. When setting up an event, you can  add a name...

5 Essentials of Church Management in 2022

At ChMeetings, we understand how important organization and effective management are for running a church. In fact, more than 2,000 churches and dioceses trust our cloud-based church management software. The future of church management software is bright, with its market size expected to grow 5% annually in the coming years. The market size currently stands close to $200 million and will likely surpass $300 million around 2030.  Today, we’ll look at the 5 essentials of church management and explain how our software...

ChMeetings Updates: April 2022

Towards the end of spring, the ChMeetings team has been busy adding new features to help make your communication and events even better. Without further ado, here are our product updates for April 2022. Schedule Push Notifications You can now send push notifications significantly more efficiently by scheduling them. This option is available everywhere notifications can be sent to people from within ChMeetings. We have added a Calendar button to your notification setup area, which you can click to enable the date...

How to Legally Start A Church in 2022

The state of the church is changing. According to a Barna Group study on how Americans relate to Christianity, there were more non-practicing Christians in 2021 than ever since 2000. Practicing Christians declined from 45% to 25%, while non-practicing Christians grew from 35% to 43%. What does that mean? There are more souls out there who need to feel the power of the community that is the church, which is probably why you’ve thought about starting one. In this piece, we’ll look at...

How to Start a Church in California

California is the second state in the USA after Texas, with the largest number of congregations. There are over 23,558 religious congregations spread across the state. These churches have been at the epicenter of massive Christian revival and growth in churches globally. Most megachurches in the USA were birthed and are located in California. But they all had to start small like you’re about to do. So, what did they have to do to start and register their churches in California? Dive...