By Popular Demand: Online Giving Without Account

They 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»

The God-First Life: A New Series for Churches

We wanted to pass along a new resource: The God-First Life: Uncomplicate Your Life God’s Way by Stovall and Kerri Weems.

Stovall Weems is the founder and lead pastor of Celebration Church, based in Jacksonville, FL. Celebration is a growing, diverse, multisite church, with more than twelve thousand people in weekly attendance. Continue reading «The God-First Life: A New Series for Churches»

Fellowship One Adds 2 New API Integrated Partners

We are continually adding to our network of partners who build on our API, extending Fellowship One functionality by integrating their products with F1 databases. We have two new partners we’d like to introduce you to:

churchNumbers.logo2ChurchNumbers is a metrics dashboard application. It works alongside ChMS systems or stands alone to help churches track summary data that is important to them–attendance, giving, etc. Churches can choose exactly what they want to track and what gets represented on their dashboard(s). ChurchNumbers is Cloud-based and runs on any device that can process HTML5.

EasyTitheEasyTithe.logo is one of the first providers of digital giving services for the church. They serve thousands of churches and provide online giving, mobile giving, sms/text giving, and giving kiosks. With EasyTithe, churches with Fellowship One databases can automatically import giving records and people/household records, and know within seconds of a gift being made.

We encourage you to check out these new Integrated Partners and all the others!