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ChMeetings Updates for October 2022

For the ChMeetings team, this October has been yet another month during which we have been working on developing new features, this time focused on helping your church strengthen the community. Please, keep reading to find out what’s new. We hope you find it all as exciting and useful as we do.   Groups Your ChMeetings Groups can now have a photo attached to them, which will be displayed all across the app. In addition, you can use advanced filters to search your...

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,...

ChMeeting Updates for September 2022

September has been about practical tools that optimize essential aspects of your church work: from enhanced support for external platforms to data management tools. Here is what’s new in ChMeetings for September 2022: Member Directory In both the printed and online Member Directory, you can now choose between different birthday formats to display: full date, age or day & month. The latter option allows you to hide the year. In the printed directory, you can also group people by family and choose...

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...

Church Growth Strategy

Growing a church is key to its long-term success.  At ChMeetings, we understand a thing or two about managing and growing a church effectively. After all, we provide cloud-based and user-friendly church management software, which is trusted by more than 3,000 churches and dioceses worldwide.  Not sure where to start? We’ll share some growth initiatives you can apply to your church today.  Let’s dive in! What is a church growth strategy? A church growth strategy is a way of expanding a church's reach.  Church growth isn’t...

(2022) How To Run Great Church Events

Community is one of the core tenets of Christianity, but many churches don't know how to reach out and nurture their local community.  Running events is a great way to attract people to your church, without the pressure of a normal weekly service.  By introducing people to your church without the direct burden of committing to faith, events can build your congregation in a natural and stress-free way. This can remove barriers to people returning to your church from the first visit. At...

Key Church Marketing Strategy & Tactics you Can Easily Apply

At ChMeetings, we know how valuable effective church marketing can be to get new members and engage existing ones. In particular, the internet provides an opportunity to connect with church-goers in ways that might not have been possible. As an online church management system, we are greatly in touch with what churches need to grow – online and offline. But first… What is a church marketing strategy? A church marketing strategy is a specific approach taken to promote a church, whether in the...

Chmeetings Named An Emerging Favorite In Capterra Shortlist For Church Management Software

Chmeetings is proud to announce its mention as an Emerging Favorite in the 2022 Shortlist for Church Management Software by Capterra, a free online service that helps organizations find the right software for their needs. Capterra Shortlist is an independent assessment that evaluates user reviews and online search activity to generate a list of market leaders in the software space that offer the most popular solutions. (See the Capterra Shortlist methodology here.) Have a look at our recognition: Our users have made it...

(2022) Church Administrators: Duties, Challenges, and Job Description

The best churches are organized, efficient, and have a clear purpose that resonates with members and church leaders alike. That doesn't happen by accident. It takes careful planning and a lot of hard work to keep a church running like a well-oiled machine. And a big part of that is having the right people in the right roles. In this article, ChMeetings will be introducing you to the hidden hero of any successful church—the church administrator. We'll explore what church administrators...

ChMeetings Updates for 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 updates for July 2022. Events Events have been enhanced with several new features: Managers -  You can...