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...

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...

ChMeetings Updates: Q1-2022

This is our first update for you in 2022, and we hope you’ve had a good first quarter. For our team, it has been a time of focus on providing churches with the tools they need for their meaningful missions. This is why, for the first three months of 2022, we have worked on significant improvements to our existing features, and on adding new ones, which we hope you will enjoy. Without further ado, here’s what’s new::   Volunteer Scheduling /...

How Technology Can Help You Manage Your Church

It’s impossible to ignore technology or how fast it is evolving. And that is the essence of Moore’s law. Gordon Moore, the founder of Intel, stated in 1965 that computing speeds would double every 18 months. Over half a century later, his theory has held mostly. As more computing power hits the market, the world hasn’t been slow to stay on track with the latest tech. How we live and interact is transforming by the day.  But how has the church been...

How to Start A Church A Step-By-Step Guide

Getting a calling to start a church is one of the most exciting things any minister of the Gospel can experience. A church is a great conduit to spread the word of God in your community and make an impact locally and beyond. However, the process of getting your church up and running can be daunting. You have to conduct a lot of research to ensure you have all the moving parts ready and your legal documents in order. Failing...

ChMeetings Recognized as one of the top free Church Management Software By Capterra

Chmeetings, a robust church management software designed for churches of all sizes and denominations, is proud to be recognized as The 9 Top Free Church Management Software in Capterra’s new article. This article lists the top products which help in managing a wide variety of church-related administrative activities. With an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5, ChMeetings was one of the top-rated products. Have a look: Our users have shown love towards our product through some stellar reviews such as...

3 Sermon Series Ideas For 2022

Are you a pastor who’s trying to come up with a sermon series? Are you finding it challenging to come up with fresh sermon series ideas? Don’t feel bad. If you don't know what to preach on next week then don’t worry because today we’ll be giving you easy sermon series ideas that will have your church members excited about what they hear every day. Remember, a good idea doesn’t have to be a new idea. Jesus taught the same...

How to Start a Church in Texas

Texas is not just the fastest-growing state in America. Religiously, it is also one with the largest number of churches in the USA, with over 27,848 churches. But does that mean that Texas no longer needs new churches? Not really. Despite having one of the largest congregations in America, there are still tons of communities in Texas that lack a church they can call their own. That’s probably why you’ve considered starting one in this state. You need to do the following...

Church Tax Exemptions Explained (And How to Know If You’re Exempt)

U.S. churches were officially recognized as tax-exempt in 1894. Before this, they were unofficially tax-exempt. This move has long been attributed to the separation of church and state, which is a constitutional mandate. However, to this day, the concept behind churches being tax-exempt is still confusing and a cause for heated debate among scholars and legal minds.  Their debates are not the gist of this piece. Instead, we’ll dive into what it means for a church to be tax-exempt, what qualifies...

ChMeetings Updates: November 2021

It’s the end of November and just one month before the end of 2021. To say that time flies is more than a cliché, because lately it sure seems to fly faster than ever. In any case, November has been another productive month for us here at ChMeetings; and we’re so happy we got to make our platform even more customizable, to fit each of your individual needs. So, without further ado, let’s explore what we released this month:  Guest...