There was a time when a sermon on giving and the passing of the plate were all the “donor messaging” a church needed. However, generational, economic, spiritual, and social climates continually shift. With a national tithing rate of 2.5%, ministry leaders must use a more comprehensive approach to facilitate the simple biblical principal that members fund the church through tithes and offerings.
Continue reading «Year-End Donor Messaging for Baby Boomers»
Across the board, December is indisputably the largest giving season of the year for donors. In fact, many non-profits and churches receive 30-40% of their annual contributions in December, with 10% of that amount arriving on the last two days of the year. Continue reading «3 Tips for Maximizing Year-End Giving»
November and December are busy months for not only the church, but also the individuals who normally serve as volunteers. Just as you’re needing more help than ever, it can be more challenging to get even your regulars to step up.
These tips aren’t just for the holidays. They’re the foundation you lay for seamless volunteer coverage year-round. However, we think you can use them now to help you define your immediate needs, craft your recruiting messages to get results, and ponder better ways to show your gratitude.
We know you appreciate your volunteers, but…
Continue reading «10 Ways Volunteers Spell A-P-P-R-E-C-I-A-T-E»
What is a healthy church?
There are probably as many answers to that question as there are people who ponder the question. It’s something the original creators of Fellowship One considered as they dreamed of the role technology could play in helping churches be healthy and dynamic.
Ten years later, we’re still very invested in the topic. That’s why we were intrigued when we heard our customer, Gateway Church, was working on an initiative around the topic of church health. Continue reading «Gateway Church: In Search of Church Health»
Last Sunday, more than 80 ACTIVE employees participated or volunteered at the U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwell, Texas to complete our 2014 ACTIVEx Charity Challenge season.
What is ACTIVEx? Continue reading «ACTIVEx Rocks Rockwall (Texas) for Kids»
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:
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 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»
You asked. We listened. Here it is.
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»
As 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»