Tithe.ly Church Management vs. Church Community Builder

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Are you comparing Tithe.ly Church Management (ChMS) to Church Community Builder? 

Smart move.

Competition in Church Management Systems makes for better programs, better features, and more ChMS to choose from.

Although there is a bias in this article because we believe Tithe.ly ChMS is a great fit for most churches, we hope to give you a better understanding of the differences between Tithe.ly and Church Community Builder.

At the end of the day, our heart is that you find the right product to help you do ministry better to support and grow your church. If we can help you make that decision, then we are happy.

Our goal here is to be as factual as possible. If anything has changed or we've listed something incorrectly, please reach out so we can fix it immediately.

1. Tithe.ly Church Management is an all-in-one, easy-to-use solution

We're not into add-on modules or additional costs. Our heart is set on giving customers everything they need at a single price point. And that's exactly what we do. You will get every single existing feature and all future features at no additional cost.

Church Community Builder, however, requires you to pay an additional cost if you want simple features like check-in, forms, volunteer scheduling, or multi-site. What might seem cheap to begin with may actually end up costing a lot more in the end.

2. Tithe.ly is more affordable

We offer one monthly subscription.

That's it.

There are no upgrade fees. No termination fees. No contracts. No hidden fees. With Tithe.ly Church Management, you get every feature with one monthly subscription. 

Church Community Builder charges based on all attendance, has upfront costs, charges for support, and has different upgrade add-ons that give you more features.

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With Church Community Builder, the more your church grows, the more you pay. For example, if a 100-person church plant uses the basic package, but grows to 500 members and needs more features, that church will have to start paying $350/mo in addition to processing fees for giving with the “deluxe” version of Church Community Builder.

At Tithe.ly, we want to make it easier for your church to grow—not harder. This is why we only charge $50/mo for every feature you need with Tithe.ly Church Management. Providing the features you need at one low monthly subscription is a big part of that. 

3. Tithe.ly provides free customer support

Customer service and support is one of the most important aspects of what we offer. If you sign up for a great product, you expect to get great customer service. This is why we have a dedicated Customer Happiness Officer!

At Tithe.ly, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide you with customized service. We offer unlimited support to assist any person from your church using Tithe.ly ChMS, whether it be the senior pastor or a volunteer who serves once a month. You can reach out and talk to us on the phone, live chat, and email.

Church Community Builder offers limited support for free, and you have to pay for additional support. We believe support should be included, not as a paid extra.

4. Tithe.ly has better privacy protection

In this day and age, privacy and security of data are so vital—especially when it comes to storing personal data.

At Tithe.ly, we have servers based in Australia, Europe, and the United States, which means your data is closer to home depending on your location, and at the same time it means we offer better protection of your data.

We understand Church Community Builder doesn't have this same level of data privacy, so be sure to ask them about where your data is stored.

Know what else? 

Tithe.ly is GDPR compliant—Church Community Builder is not. This is something to keep in mind if your church or ministry works outside of the United States. 

5. Tithe.ly has global servers for faster access

As mentioned in the previous point, we have servers strategically located in Australia, Europe, and the United States. This means each click or page load doesn't have data traveling around the world and back to you, saving you seconds per click and hours of productivity every year.

6. Tithe.ly helps churches of every size

Tithe.ly Church Management provides powerful customization for your church. This means it can adapt to the size and needs of your church without costing you more money. We are constantly making improvements and adding features to help you do church life better.

7. Tithe.ly doesn’t charge extra for giving.

Church Community Builder recently joined forces with Pushpay.

Pushpay currently charges $250/mo + processing fees for digital and mobile giving, and can increase to more than $7,000 per month ($84k+ per year) depending on the size of your church or ministry.

At Tithe.ly, we have simple and low pricing.

There is NO monthly fee unless you keep text giving after the free trial. If you keep this feature, then you will only pay $19 per month. Per transaction, you only pay 2.9% + $0.30, with discounted rates based on giving volume.

Final thoughts

At the end of the day, Church Community Builder is a great product, but it's not right for every church due to the higher overall cost. We believe Tithe.ly is more affordable and customizable. Be sure your church is evaluating all the right options and making the right choice for your congregation!


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