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,...

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...

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...