ChurchTools

ChurchTools

4.5 / 5 13 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Churches of any size and denomination.


Average Ratings

13 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • ChurchTools
  • church.tools
  • Founded 2015
  • Germany

About ChurchTools

ChurchTools is a web application that facilitates the central administration of contacts data, resources, event planning (including songs), documents and calendars. It is a complete digital solution for all functions that are important for building your church. Try for FREE today!


ChurchTools Features

  • 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

ChurchTools Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Happy to use church tools and glad there's such a thing out there. Thoughtful app, super support.

Jul 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The different levels of privacy/participation are smart and helpful. The different categories make it very neatly arranged and help get thins done in an orderly manner. The support team is great and they are so helpful when my computer skills are at their end.

Cons: There's is not yet an smartphone app version out there, waiting to be able to use it this way, too. Also, picking several people from a group to email to them (and neither one person only or the whole team) seems not to be possible.

Great software which makes the work in a team much easier.

Jul 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy for ressource management
Easy for having calendars for different groups/events
For free if you only have less users

Cons: Little bit tricky to admin sometimes.

Every thing else is great.

Why do i have to say 100 characters for cons - Ah, no it's enough ;-)

After having tried other tools, I´m very contend with CT.

Jul 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: As I am the secretary of a small church, I work daily with the database of CT. I organize all our events and maintain our resources. It is a lot easier for me with one tool providing all modules. Bevor I used different tools for my jobs. Now I have all information in one place and can deal with information within one single tool.
Our Sunday service teams use CT, too. For them it is very helpful, that different team members have access to the schedule and can drop off their information like ppt slides, songs, video clips etc. right in the event within "church service". That makes organizing the church service a lot easier.
I was quite surprised how easily I got along with churchtools without needing tutorials etc. Most things work self-explaining.

Cons: I can´t print our calender in a nice set-up. Maybe because I am a mac user?
And as we don´t use "check-in" it seems, that I am not able to print labels directly out of CT.

Simplifies our processes, helps with the service planning, decentralized information for everyone.

Jul 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Extensive rights management, great support, fast development, I am always looking forward to a new version.

Cons: Until now we haven't notice anything negative. The aditional tables must run over the support, which is really fast and surely does this way to keep the data base integrity.

Overall: Makes the church organisation joyful

ChurchTools totally changed our Administration and Workflow. Great tool, easy to use, great support!

Jul 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We administrate all ministries in our church and do the booking of locations. Even our services are planned with ChurchTools.

Very good software

Jul 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The connectivity between the product elements is very good.
You can adapt the software very good for your individual situation in your church

Cons: I miss an App for I Pad, I Phone and Android and others mobile devices, but I hope that feature will come.

ChurchTools helps our church to keep organised!

May 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: ChurchTools keeps all our information together in one place and the responsible person can always have an overall view of what is going on in the church, which rooms are being used, when, where and which kind of services, events, meetings we will have in the church and who will serve doing what in each service. Also the integration with CCLI-SongSelect makes the song management much easier for all worship teams.

Highly recommended software for your church. Great quality!

May 02, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: When you start to use the software you realize that it makes a lot of sense. Once you start using it you and fill it with life you don't want to go back. The more people and teams use it, the more useful it is for everybody. You can manage your groups, teams, services, assign people, have built-in calendars and a powerful rights management. There is also a great community where you can share thoughts, ask questions, submit feature requests, read from others how they are working with the software.

Cons: You need to understand the concepts of groups, teams, the structures etc. and assign the permissions accordingly (who is allowed to do and to see what). This can be frustrating at the beginning, but I would think this is the same for every software which is implementing role and rights management.

Recommendations to other buyers: Go for a trial setup, hosted or on your own server. Try it in a virtual machine (in which case you probably need to have some IT background). Also check out the tutorial videos, there are plenty of them and they explain the product and features and how to get started.

Great software, that helps us organize our churchwork.

Apr 25, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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Pros: Its great that it runs online and everybody in our church can use it. It combines so many tasks of our daily churchorganisation. Its fantastic.

Cons: There are still some feature requests that i have and i hope they will have the capacity to keep on building Churchtools.

Recommendations to other buyers: You'll need some time to adapt the software to your church needs (of course) And therefore you should have some experience with IT solutions.

great software for managing and organizing your church

Apr 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: ChurchTools is a good way to manage your church. We use CT to list the members of our church. I like, that i can connect the groups in our church with each other, that every member can get new informations he need. As administrator i can autorize every group and member of our church to see only the informations and data he need. It is a great advantage over Google lists or Dropbox. The system is stable and good to use with all devices.

Cons: To first import your data is sometimes difficult, but there are different tutorials. They can help.

Recommendations to other buyers: Set up a test system of ChurchTools and try. You will see how great it is and how you can adapt and customize it for your church. For my opinion it is useful, when you have 50 ore more members in your church.

Good tool. Serves its purpose well.

Apr 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Combines a lot of organisational tasks in churches. Can be customised very much to your needs. Is being continuously improved. Good support line! Very helpful comments!

Cons: It needs some time to understand some of the concepts in order to configure it to your needs.

Recommendations to other buyers: Start with standard configuration. Then try and customize.

Manage contacts of our network and serial mailing

Apr 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: It´s very intuitive and you can adapt most of the software to your needs

Cons: The import is not always that easy - but the support is awesome

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it from the beginning and do one big import, apart from this - try to adapt it as much as you can.

I've introduced this software to three Churches in the last few Years

Mar 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
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Pros: It's perfect for small and bigger Churches because you can just use what you need.

Cons: Once properly set up it is very user-friendly. I can give everyone the right to only use certain aspects of the software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Just get used to it. Give it some time and you won't want to do church without it any more.