Commitment is a rarity in our culture. People always want an “exit clause” in their contracts, deals, and relationships. This is true broadly in our society, but it's also filtering into our churches. We are a generation that don’t want to commit to anything.
- We don’t want to be committed to a business.
- We don’t want to be committed to a church.
- We don’t want to be committed to a marriage.
- We live within a disposable world.
If faithfulness is a term that is not valued, how can we increase faithfulness in the church, both relationally and practically?
“Commit these things to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).
If we are ever going to develop Christ-likeness, we need to be like Christ, and through discipleship and faithfulness to God we teach others. It’s a transferring process of multiplication.
By using a resource like a church management software (ChMS). A ChMS (like Tithe.ly ChMS) can equip you to be a faithful steward by empowering you to build more relationships, engage all your disciples, and involve every person in the life of the church.
Here are five ways a ChMS can increase faithfulness:
1. Engage and connect
How you approach a first-time visitor at your church will significantly impact the response you receive.
First, this does involve a personal connection to make these people feel welcomed.
Second, with the help of technology, you can track and record guests’ data, guiding them through a step by step process, with the end goal of connecting them into the life of your church.
2. Streamline communication
Communication is essential in all relationships, especially in a church setting. No matter how small or large your church is, communication is key.
Without clear communication, people are not informed.
A Church Management Software allows you to stay in touch with all your members, leaders, volunteers and staff. With features such as mass communication via email or SMS, live service updates, online database, and personal notes, you are always able to stay in the loop with everything that is happening within your church community.
3. Provide pastoral care
Pastoral care is vitally important. Having the right pastors and leaders serving in this area of the church is necessary, but having a ChMS can provide them the support by to keep private notes on individuals’ profiles as well as communicate internally with different people in the pastoral care area of the church.
4. Manage Admin
Administration is a gift, but even those who aren't a fan of administrating still have responsibilities like ensuring the database is kept up to date and is well-organized.
Having a ChMS allows you to keep an online database with all your members’ details and personal information that is automatically updated, giving you the ability to track their interests, giving, attendance and involvement in ministry.
5. Lead Volunteers
Your volunteers are the hands and feet of your church, and without them it cannot continue to grow. A ChMS helps you to effectively lead and manage your team of volunteers by assigning specific volunteers based on their interests and skills, you can schedule, communicate, and track their attendance. When you are faithful to serve your volunteers well, they will be sure to return the favor.
Over to You
Church management software enables you to maximize your impact as a leader, and empowers you to equip and serve those whom God has placed under your care faithfully.
How does your church use technology to be faithful stewards?