Looking Back at This Year's Improvements

Around this time last year, we made a commitment to you that we were going to invest additional resources into time and care for your church management software. Despite all the twists and turns that we’ve faced together over that time, our team has been able to deliver amazing new features and improvements every step of the way. 


As we look ahead to the busy holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the most significant improvements and encourage you to explore some of these new features - if you haven’t already. 


Reports:


Watch our video on new reporting tools and filters to learn how to use "Query Search" to combine multiple search elements or "Last Contributed" or "Last Activity" filters to ensure no one falls through the cracks. 

Glance (right) allows you to add configurable icons, badges, and simple graphs to a person’s profile for quick reference of key information. Moreover, the new Timeline view lets you see an individual breakdown on each person’s activity with your church in a filterable easy-to-read format. And don't miss Save and Share Reports to save time running reports you use regularly.

Volunteer Scheduling and Engagement:


Volunteers are essential to your mission, but it can be a struggle to keep track of schedules and responsibilities throughout the week. We introduced a new Schedules component to log your volunteer information, along with keeping track of various events where they’re committed to helping and setting up automated reminders for them.

With the recent inclusion of Worship Planning Deluxe, you now have a fully integrated planning software that cross references your volunteer contact information and gives you a detailed breakdown of where they’re serving, along with valuable worship service planning features like music and lyric database integration and worship team-specific roles that can be assigned. 


Learn more: Volunteer Scheduling and Worship Planning integration.

MinistryOne - A Mobile App for Your Members:


MinistryOne, our member-facing mobile app saw a tremendous amount of new features in the last few months. We've included Consolidated Giving History, Self Check-In, your Member Directory, Single Sign-On, and more. Give your members complete control over what personal information displays in the Directory with Profile VisibilityKeep your ears to the ground for Groups and Group Finder - coming soon!


We include MinistryOne at no extra cost as part of Giving software! Learn more and let us help you get a great start in our free weekly
Setup & Success Webinar!

Workflows and Automation:


A big reason our users love their church management software is the versatile and easy workflow system that allows you to assign automated procedures for things like new visitor contacts, contact request follow ups, and more. For example, with the inclusion of Last Activity Date, set up workflows to connect with people who’ve been out of touch with your church for too long and prompt your team to reach out before you lose a connection with someone. (If you're new to workflows, check-out this helpful step-by-step on automating new visitor follow-up)

Smart Check-In Gets Smarter:


Mobile Self check-in (above) allows your app users to check in through MinistryOne so they can skip the line, reducing foot traffic at your entrances and streamline your attendees’ experience. Relationships were also updated to allow for tracking guardians of children in blended families, such as step-parents or other authorized guardians such as grandparents who can drop children off and pick them up. Check-out functionality was also introduced to ensure security and track when child entered and exited your care.  


Improved Forms & Giving Functionality:


Updates to our forms have introduced new features, such as digital signatures, quantity and capacity tracking for events, a more streamlined contribution entry experience, the ability to display online and offline giving history on your Giving Page, and partial payment acceptance to allow paid installments for things like events, mission trips, and more. 



We're Not Done Yet!


While we're proud of what we've added, there's plenty more coming out in the future months. As churches lean more on digital solutions to bridge the gap between them and their people, you can rest assured that our team is hard at work on continued updates to our church management software so that you don’t have to worry about having your people fall through the cracks.



You can stay informed about upcoming releases through our Release Details Webinars that occur every month.
Register here to save your spot and get reminders on when the next one is happening!