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Good stewardship starts with good accounting. That is why using a fund accounting is an essential piece of church management. Aplos Accounting is simple, online accounting software where no experience is necessary to keep your books and support is always free. Practice true fund accounting to track your designated funds, accept online giving and save time by automatically generate giving statements. Try it for free to see how simple fund accounting can be. View Profile
Discover why more churches switch to Servant Keeper each year than any other church software. Easy to use and easy to customize with optional cloud technology so you can manage your ministry anywhere! Desktop, mobile and web apps will bring back the joy of your work! You will grow your ministry, increase donations, and engage more volunteers, while reducing the frustration around the church office. You'll see why Servant Keeper was awarded the Campbell Rinker Award for User Satisfaction. View Profile
We exist to serve small and mid-sized churches by providing the simplest and most intuitive cloud-based church management software on the planet at a price that won't break the bank. Complex systems may have their place in large churches that have staff devoted to the database to help everyone else use it, but we understand that for small and mid-sized churches, it needs to make sense without the instruction book. Breeze is for those who want it to just work. View Profile
Elexio provides the only fully-integrated church management solutions that simplify assimilation, discipleship, event management, contribution management, and more. Our ChMS is Mac, PC, and mobile compatible so you can access your data from any device, anywhere, at any time. View Profile
Church Community Builder is a cloud-based church management software designed to empower leaders to be more effective and grow disciples. Our user-friendly church software helps you create effective, organized systems and processes that you can access from anywhere. Features include check-in, contribution management and online giving, forms, volunteer management, guest followup, metrics dashboards, mobile apps, and much more. We also provide software implementation coaching to help you succeed. View Profile
Web-based ChMS. Our goal: No one slips through the cracks. Do ministry more effectively by tracking follow ups efficiently and by communicating with members & visitors via mass email, SMS, and voicemail - all in one system, with mobile apps that include these features. Operate child check in via iPad, tablet and computer kiosk. Easily track contributions with integrated online giving. Sync contacts with Planning Center, Mail Chimp, & Constant Contact. SimpleChurch: Empowering ministry. View Profile
An integrated church management software solution that keeps ministries healthy and connected with their people. Programs include: Membership & Attendance, Contributions, Fund Accounting & Payroll, Event Registration, Facilities Manager, Check-In/Check-Out, and a Web Ministry Toolkit to accept gifts and manage member data online. CDM+ Mobile extends database access to phones and portable devices. Support and Training by veteran team. For Mac, Windows, or both. Desktop or SaaS options. View Profile
Everything you want in a cloud ChMS: membership, groups, assimilation, website integration, event registration, secure check-in, contributions, online giving, event registration, email, texting, robust reporting and more. Completely optimized for use on any device. We became the leader in group software by taking the best practices of ministry and blending them with the best of software architecture. We do the same for the rest of your church at a price you can afford and service you'll love. View Profile
Seraphim is like an Operating System for your church. Technology is supposed to enable you, not slow you down. Our church management software is designed to maximize your outreach and create intimacy between members, regular attenders and visitors. With Seraphim Church Management Software you get more time doing what you do best. Our intuitive and practical tools makes complicated tasks easy. We do all this at a price lower than anyone else in the industry with comparable features. View Profile
Realm integrates basic record keeping into the daily motion of church life - staff is equipped and your church body engaged. CHURCH STAFF - Realm simplifies how your staff manages information. - Track member involvement - Review giving trends - Enter contribution records - Manage small groups. CHURCH BODY - Realm creates new information as people engage online. - Make online contributions - Print personal giving statements - Check event schedules - Update own personal information. View Profile
MinistryTracker.com is a full-featured church management system that is easy to use and affordable. We have been serving the church for over 11 years with cutting edge technology to help you focus on ministry. When you can focus on ministry instead of administration, lives are changed. Let us be your partner in ministry with amazing customer service and superior tools at a cost that fits your budget. For as little as $37.50 a month, you can have all the tools that you need in one place. View Profile
Web based church management software starting at just $14.75 per month. Sign up for 60 days of FREE service. We offer text messaging, mass email, Planning Center Online integration, directories, individual management, household management, contribution tracking, attendance tracking, calendars and much more. View Profile
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The All-Inclusive Online Church Database that empowers your organization with the most customizable features in the market; while equipping your team to maximize outreach, focus on your members, and work effectively on what matters most in your ministries. Web Church Connect considers it a privilege and an honor to help you grow and successfully manage your church. It is the online church database that was built for and by active and devoted pastors and leaders. View Profile
In the 40 years that Shelby has been serving the church community, the mission of making disciples has never wavered. With ShelbyNext and Arena, we strive to do this better. The vision of Shelby is to continue to support and enhance the products churches love, while expanding our product offering to provide more SaaS-based solutions. ShelbyNext is a fully-integrated ecosystem of cloud-based software solutions: Membership | Giving | Financials | Websites | Mobile. View Profile
Designed for MEDIUM - LARGE churches. Excellerate Church Management Software has been helping thousands of churches for over 15 years with - member tracking, visitor follow-up, small groups, contributions, child check-In, volunteer scheduling and more. Excellerate can help churches organize almost every area of ministry. Excellerate is a powerful solution at a reasonable price - and we'll do our best to make sure our software can meet your specific church need View Profile
StreamSpot is an all-inclusive streaming solution designed with simplicity in mind. Whether you are streaming for the first time or are a veteran broadcaster, StreamSpot provides everything you need to deliver high-quality live and on-demand broadcasts to any Internet connected device. StreamSpot provides innovative features and services designed to make your broadcast successful, with core services including: LIVE STREAMING, ARCHIVING and AUTOMATION. View Profile
As a pastor, you're busy. And the communication systems you're using are old and inefficient. That's why we created Text In Church. We've helped thousands of churches simplify and improve their church communications. They simply needed a better way. So we've leveraged technology to create 1 simple platform with all the features to connect with your community. We make church communication simple, relevant & effective. Give it a try and begin sending personalized email & text messages today! View Profile
grplife is a private social networking platform that allows your church to engage like never before. Keep visitors from falling through the cracks by using the power of community to draw in and keep in those that interact with your ministry. It's church management with a slightly different focus - rather than centering solely upon the nuances of data control and management, grplife aims at empowering the body to serve, connect, interact and be to one another what Christ has called us to be. View Profile
Open source web-based system with world class hosting, for tracking critical information about your ministry and those you serve. Mobile access with iPhone and Android apps, online giving and registration, check-in for children or events, real time attendance tracking, group and volunteer management, customizable email templates, task management, context help, and superior search abilities to deliver that fine-tuned and exact group of people you are targeting for ministry and communication. View Profile
Build a fully-fledged video website for your church with Uscreen video platform for churches. An easily customizable and beginner-friendly solution will allow you to have a flexible user system, access video and website analytics and provide access to your video content from any device including desktop computers, iOS/Android smartphones, tablets, AppleTV and SmartTV devices. View Profile
One Church is a modern church management system powered by the cloud and designed to help your ministry go further. We provide industry leading online tools and great customer service to help you succeed. We exist to help resource churches through technology. We want to help them reach their local community and care for the people who call their church home. View Profile
"Save time and get more done, with fewer headaches." Easily keep track of members, contributions, pledges and more... Starts at $47.98. (No Attendance Tracking, Accounting or Payroll) Issue yearly tax receipts or one with each donation. Print quarterly statements, bank deposits, church photo directories (pictorial) and a variety of customizable reports. It's easy to send personalized letters, emails & text messages. Share data like web-based software without the monthly fee, using DropBox. View Profile
Church Windows is a flexible, user-friendly church management software program. Choose the complete integrated package of Membership, Scheduler, Donations, Accounting and Payroll modules, or begin with Membership and add additional functions later. In addition to helpful toll-free telephone and online support, we offer free online training classes . Find out why more than 10,000 churches see things clearly through Church Windows. View Profile
Try the FREE DEMO of our innovative solution that allows churches to manage their membership and accounting records with ease using either desktop software or running from their web browser. As pressures increase from the I.R.S., Revenue Canada, and other government agencies, most churches and non-profit organizations are looking for tools to meet their responsibilities, and operate more efficiently. If this describes you, Faithful Steward is the answer you've been looking for! View Profile
User Friendly & the Best Priced + Value in CMS Market "MemberLink" makes it easy for you to manage anything and everything related to church members, prospects, calendar & contributions. Think of it like your church's command center that serves up relevant relationship details and also connects you through the web for member access and interaction. A powerful and fully web-based program allowing you to even login from your Tablets, iPads or Smartphones. (FREE Conversion Assistance Provided) View Profile
ChurchBook/DataBase (CBW5) is for small or medium churches to simplify processing of Offerings, automatically crediting church families and adding it to funds within (bank) accounts. Expenses can be handled via simple Accounts Payable and written on checks, ensuring posting of expenses accurately and promptly. Statements to contributors can be generated at any time. Records of individual members and activities generate reports, mailings, simple photo directories. All for $150. Free Trial. View Profile
Church Management Software
Church Management software helps churches to better track their resources and foster communication among administrators, staff, members and visitors. Below is a look at the most popular options as measured by a combination of their total number of churches, members managed and online presence. To see a comprehensive list, please visit our Church Management Software Directory.
Rankings and bar segment lengths are determined using a weighted scoring system that awards points for total metrics (e.g. total customers) and rank within a data set (e.g. ranked 1st in customers).
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Published by Jordan Barrish on November 11, 2015
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