Think Ministry

MinistryPlatform

4.5 / 5 10 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

MinistryPlatform was designed for large churches looking for the full scope of Church Management features baked into a platform that can be extended by customers and third parties.


Average Ratings

10 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $450.00/month
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Think Ministry
  • www.thinkministry.com
  • Founded 2006
  • United States

About This Software

Large & multi-site church software to assist with all aspects of church administration. Browser based! Current churches range in size from 1,500 to 45,000 in total weekly attendance.


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Features Checklist

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Built-In Accounting
  • Calendar Management
  • Child Check-In
  • Donation Management
  • Event Management
  • Group Management
  • Learning Management (LMS)
  • Library Management
  • Member Directory
  • Member Profiles
  • Membership Management
  • Multi-Site Management
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Payments / Giving
  • Pledge Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Management
  • Worship Planning

Product Reviews

The CHMs Platform that enables us to meet our ministry needs

Apr 07, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: 1. Extensible
2. Fast
3. Great Customer Service
4. Better than the alternatives that we researched
5. Allows us to create a central reporting hub for the ministry.
6. Constantly adding new features and function.

Cons: 1. Interface navigation is a bit dated
2. Outward facing GUI/Portal is dated

Overall: A terrific platform that can be used to do ministry the way our church feels is right for us. Not a tool that forces a management philosophy upon you. I highly recommend this product.

Stable and customizable

Mar 28, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The stability of the program is better than our last product. The ability to develop custom tools for Ministry Platform is of great use.

Cons: The only feature we would really like to see added is the ability to make our own reports easier.

Overall: I would recommend this product for larger, multisite churches looking for a church management system.

excellent, excellent, excellent!

Mar 28, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: the support is literally bar-none (i feel so strongly about this that this should count as more than one difference. haha!!! :D). the searching and view capabilities are as hefty as you want them ¿ or as easy as you need them ¿ so it's a great product for everyone on our staff no matter their depth of knowledge or desire to go deeper. this has CHANGED our promotion sundays for children's ministry ¿ it is no longer an event to be feared. and for the first time ever we have people signing up for their groups online right into the database. yum!

Cons: the custom forms/registration need some work. right now we are still using serviceU for most registrations.

Overall: highly recommend think ministry for anyone needing a ChMS!

Review from Celebrate

Mar 28, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Support is amazing and constantly looks for and develops enhancements to the system.

Cons: It's maybe not super "pretty" but it gets the job done and that's the important thing!

Overall: Great system!

Ministry Platform Review

Mar 27, 2013
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Captures much of the information we use as a church in one place

Cons: Is not intuitive

Overall: Still learning the product and all of its benefits. Tavie is wonderful. :)

Amazing software!

Mar 27, 2013
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Great management software; customizable for a church's unique requirements/environment;excellent and timely support from Think Ministry - you definitely feel like they are there to help you succeed in your mission - a true 'team' effort. TM management constantly tries to stay ahead of church needs; anticipates & develops helpful improvements/enhancements to their core software package on a continual basis.

Cons: If you don't use the software fairly regularly, then the learning curve can be challenging. Staff that only occasionally need to extract data for distribution lists or reports find the 'Advanced Search' feature confusing. On the other hand,staff that use the software frequently and are willing to take the time to learn how the various features work, like it. Adding enhancements and customizations does require coding and development skills, which some churches can address within existing staff and some cannot. But, those churches can always contract with Think Ministry or outside developers to help with customizations.

Overall: If a church has some specific needs that cannot be addressed with a one-size-fits-all software package, this would definitely be a software to consider because of the customization aspect. And, if a church has at least one person on staff to champion and manage the software and data it houses, then I can't imagine a better software on the market today.

Review

Mar 27, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Very flexible

Cons: Almost too many reports and options for the general user. Sometimes overwhelms them.

Overall: Would always recommend MP as the best system on the market.

The best ChMS

Mar 21, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Highly customizable.
Incredible support team.
Powerful API.
Easy to use interface.
Great web applications out of the box.
Reliable check in solution.
Great portal for ministry discovery and colaboration.

Cons: Still a young software, but maturing quickly.

Overall: With MinistryPlatform, we¿re beginning to bring more of our ministries under one, central, user-friendly database because of the flexibility and customizations the software provides. Think Ministry¿s quick and knowledgeable support team is a blessing to partner with as we serve our God.

Happy to on Minstry Platform

Mar 19, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: - Ministry Platform is a robust, full featured product.
- Excellent, responsive support
- The platform is customizable to our way of ministry
- Designed for churches by people who get church
- Public portal for contributions and registrations is great

Cons: - Not a con but something to be aware of...the depth of the product requires thorough training and review.

Overall: I have only positive things to say about our decision to select Ministry Platform. It has streamlined pieces of our ministry and made us aware of significant gaps we had in connecting and follow up. Plan to spend a good amount of time with the staff to make sure implementation and training is maximized. It is a very in-depth software and will require a commitment from the church to maximize it in the way of staffing and training. I am eager to recommend it to any church that is serious about knowing and staying connected to their people.

Great Product!

Mar 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Ministry Platform is user friendly and very intuitive. All of my users are able to quickly find and report on the information they need. This is a powerful tool for administrators with customizability in everything from security roles, page views, and additions to the database itself.

Cons: This is honestly a great product. It is only going to get better as time goes on.

Overall: I would highly recommend this product to any church large or small that is looking for a user friendly option to get pertinent information into the hands of its users.