ChMeetings Updates for the End of 2022

We are, slowly, but surely, getting closer and closer to the end of 2022. So, the ChMeetings team has been busy implementing the features you need to improve your work and make this year-end memorable. We have quite the list, so here we go:  Pledges  You can now create Pledge Campaigns to gather contribution pledges from members. Collect for specific funds, automatically track members' payments compared to pledged amounts, and include pledges in statements. Learn more.   Events There is a new Kiosk Mode on...

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 CHMS?

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,...

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...