I am excited to tell you about an up and coming Church Management System.
An association of unaffiliated software developers, the Spark Development Network, is establishing an organization to launch an open source ChMS and framework titled: Rock ChMS.
Here’s their mission:
- Provide all Christian church and parachurch organizations an effective software solution for managing their daily membership operations.
- Create and nurture a vibrant third-party community for the development of extensible functionality inside Rock ChMS.
There are plenty of ChMS solutions out there, and with the latest sweep of buy outs and mergers, Rock ChMS looks to be a breath of fresh air.
Rock Church Management System
I was very encouraged to hear more about the vision of Rock ChMS as they compare it to WordPress.
I’ve been thinking about goals, lately, and I keep bouncing back to the idea that we don’t often aim high enough.
If they’re aiming for a ChMS that rocks like a WordPress, they’ve set their sights on something worthwhile.
As for the developer group behind Rock ChMS, Spark Development Network looks good:
When combined, the current members of Spark Development Network represent more than 20 years experience with direct or indirect ChMS development, and are represented by artists, writers, and software engineers. Members are also active in their home churches and together bring a combined 20+ years of practical church management experience.
And that’s not all. In the first quarter of next year, Spark is looking to expand their core team by adding developers, technical writers and support technicians from various Churches both large and small.
Here’s a sneak peak look at the Rock Church Management System:
I’m looking forward to see more from this ChMS solution that is aimed to be both easy to install and intuitive to use.
If you’re interested in joining the Spark Development Network team, you can look through the team’s current needs; you can also follow the GitHub link and check out the source code and activity, all, on their website.
[via Spark Development Network]