VBS can be hairy and sometimes a little scary if your outreach was a success and you have more kids show-up than what you expected–a good problem I would say.
One thing that can really make VBS go smoother is a streamlined child check-in system. Not only will guests feel more comfortable and have confidence in your church’s ability to keep their children safe and accounted for, but starting VBS on the right foot is sure to make the rest of the VBS experience more satisfying.
Here’s a closer look at how your typical child check-in system works:
The Life app is digital discipleship realized as it makes large churches feel smaller and uses technology to bring people closer together even though they may not be sitting face to face.
With The Life app, you’ll find:
- Spiritual resources
- Online journal
- Create groups, share and grow!
- One-on-one interaction
- Daily encouragement
- The Life app is mobile ready!
Here’s a closer look:
Non-profit organizations are always struggling to raise funds, so when faced with needing to purchase a solid management software solution, it can be difficult. To properly manage constituents, donations, clients, sponsors and more, you need a good platform, but a good platform usually costs a pretty penny.
Although you often need to spend money to make money, not all non-profits have the money to spend in the first place, making it impossible to get started with good non-profit management software.
Thankfully, there’s an awesome open source non-profit management solution called, Delightful Labor.
Grid Layout Shock allows to create responsive grids using a shortcode. These grids have the appearance of a Pinterest board, but count with the advantages of customization for font size, font type, box style, box width and more.
If you like Pinterest and would like to use a similar layout in your WordPress installation, this plugin can make things very easy for you. It is available in both a free and paid version with all the advanced features to make an impressive grid. Continue Reading…
Actually, you would probably argue that everything about event planning is critical. If you’ve tried to coordinate a successful church events at your local church, you know what it’s like to pull off a decent event—let’s say, a quilting contest for your high school ministry. I mean, there are so many aspects to event management, doing all of them well is not an effort for the faint of heart.
I mean, you’ve got:
What is Church Management Software?
A church management software-at its core-is simply a database, and as a church leader it’s important to make the right choice on a ChMS (church management software). On one end of the spectrum you have something like a simple spreadsheet that has essential member contact info and acts as a directory but when a church reaches the 100 member threshold church leaders should begin to look at something more robust. A church management system can help manage donations, small groups, and members.
In this digital age, inviting people is as easy as sending an email or link to a web page. For those who want a modern way of sending church invitations as opposed to the more traditional ones sent by snail mail, Church Inviter is a great option. The service is free, easy to use and flexible enough to suit any church’s needs.
Let’s take a look at how Church Inviter makes it easy for your Church to offer electronic invitations (evites) for your members to invite others with.
Technology in Children’s ministry is a hot topic as more and more churches are starting to think about using tablets and more multimedia in the Sunday School classroom.
Goodbye flannel-graph, hello iPad!
But technologies role goes beyond just the classroom, as the rise of child check-in systems and volunteer management systems are becoming an increasingly important part of kids ministry.
If you have a chance to get your hands on the November/December issue of K! Magazine, you’ll find all sorts of great articles from the technical to the creative.
Check this out:
We teased you about faithHighway’s Great Outreach Giveaway last week, and now it’s time for you to enter your church to win.
faithHighway is giving away $60,000 worth of consultation, design, print and agency services!
All entries must be received by Saturday, December 15, 2012 so get to crackin!
Here are the details: