GUEST POST: The Influence of Lost Words

This is a guest post from Reagan Hillier, the founder of one of Fellowship One’s preferred partners, Worlds of Wow, creators of imaginative kids’ spaces. Both Fellowship One and Worlds of Wow are members of the Partners in Church Consulting (PCC) Networkfather son football.

I recently attended a conference for an organization we partner with.  It did not take long to notice an overwhelming sense of integrity in the room.  This room was filled with leaders in the industry of construction, architecture and design.  Collectively we serve churches and collaborate as to how to do that better, but not just better, with great integrity.

There was a time where this wasn’t such a noticeable trait as people used to do business with a handshake and it meant a promise or a commitment – integrity was implied.  Continue reading «GUEST POST: The Influence of Lost Words»

[Video] Fellowship One: Ministry Nuts and Bolts for New Life Church

Last week, Fellowship One representatives attended the New Life Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We had a great time and were proud to be prominently featured in the church’s popular session, Nuts and Bolts of Ministry.

New Life Church has been a longtime Fellowship One user. In this session, various New Life staff discussed the importance of creating a seamless experience from parking lot to pew, and how they go about creating healthy culture. They shared how Fellowship One Check-in and Reporting are critical to their processes in the areas of Life Safety, Hospitality, Pastoral Care, and Member/Guest Relations.

If you missed the conference, you can still hear what Senior Pastor Brady Boyd had to say about Fellowship One church management software in this 47-second video:Brady Boyd video

If you’re struggling with the nuts and bolts of ministry, Fellowship One could be the answer your church is looking for.

Your Turn: What’s your biggest ministry management dilemma?

WFX & Goff: Get Excited, Relax, Meet our Partner

GoffWFX is coming to Dallas soon! (October 1-2; it’s not too late to register.)

WFX is where you find solutions to your church’s most critical needs, while mixing and mingling, worshiping and learning. If you’re planning to be there, you’re going to want to come by and say hello to the Fellowship One reps, and, then, relax at the Pastors VIP Lounge, which is sponsored by Goff Companies, a Fellowship One preferred partner through the PCC Network. Continue reading «WFX & Goff: Get Excited, Relax, Meet our Partner»

By Popular Demand: Online Giving Without Account

You asked. We listened. Here it is.Giving

Providing the convenience of online giving options and encouraging people to grow in their stewardship by giving regularly are key parts of a successful giving strategy. That’s why we’re excited to introduce the option to give online without first creating an account!

It’s something our customers requested as a way to remove all barriers to giving. Online Giving Without Account does that by letting churches: Continue reading «By Popular Demand: Online Giving Without Account»

2014 Symbols of 9/11/2001

9.11As I listen to the live feed of the reading of the names of 9/11 victims this morning, I’m hyper-aware of symbols I’ve already seen today that brought back with crystal clarity the tragic morning that changed the way we viewed our life and homeland:

  • A large USA flag at half-mast
  • Facebook posts with poignant images
  • A plane flying past a tall building

I remember the hope that many found in the image of an “accidental” cross in the midst of the World Trade Center wreckage. Those who look always find reminders of God’s presence hovering near chaos and destruction.

Consider this thought from author Ann Voskamp: Continue reading «2014 Symbols of 9/11/2001»

Is Your Church Using Twitter?

Today’s post contains a lot of link love, but be sure come back for the free resource I’ve included at the end.

Social media has become the primary way many of your members communicate, yet the surprising findings reported in the Capterra blogpost: 10 Powerful Church Statistics on Social Media Use show that churches are having trouble keeping up.Twitter_Bird_Sign_2 Continue reading «Is Your Church Using Twitter?»

Get Sermon Help from Our Partner, Docent Research Group

Man reading bible “The pressure from high expectations, combined with the relentless frequency of weekly services, creates for many pastors ‘the tyranny of the coming Sunday.’ Add the countless, diverse demands on a pastor, and too many weeks there simply isn’t time to get it all done.”

Does this sound like a typical week for you?  It certainly does for some of our church partners.  It’s also one of the reasons we partnered with Docent Research Group. Docent Research Group gets it. They specialize in providing sermon help through research done by a dedicated team of seminary-trained researchers that have their PhDs or are MDiv or PhD students. They provide: Continue reading «Get Sermon Help from Our Partner, Docent Research Group»

Capterra rates Fellowship One for Event Management

event managementIn a June 2014 blogpost entitled Church Software for Events: Comparing 5 OptionsCapterra looked at five popular Church Management Software (ChMS) providers. They shared each one’s event features and assessed its functionality for church size and number of events.

The blogpost correctly asserted that there are a lot of different features that could be included in Event Management software and that understanding which ones are important to your church’s needs is paramount. We are proud to be considered in this comparison. Capterra’s final word on Fellowship One’s event management functionality is this:

Continue reading «Capterra rates Fellowship One for Event Management»

The New Camp Risk: Kids’ Pics on Social Media

camp pineconeSummer is winding down. Hopefully, you made it through church camp, swim parties, and other summer youth activities with no injuries. You can breathe a sigh of relief. The risk is over for a little while. Or is it? Continue reading «The New Camp Risk: Kids’ Pics on Social Media»