SAN DIEGO, CA – February 8, 2011 – Active Network, a technology and media company, announced today that it has acquired online church management software provider (ChMS) Fellowship Technologies. As a result of the acquisition of this Software as a Service (SaaS) company, Active Network will expand its technology offerings within the faith industry and provide a comprehensive suite of solutions for these community organizations.
According to multiple research sources there are more than 300,000 churches in North America alone. As the largest provider of SaaS solutions to the faith-based market, Fellowship Technologies counts more than 1,700 churches as clients, including 36 percent of North America’s largest churches.
"Fellowship Technologies has been a valued partner in ministry with LifeChurch.tv for over 3 years. Their passion for leveraging technology for churches to connect with people and communities matches well with the mission of our church," said Bobby Gruenewald, pastor, innovation leader at LifeChurch.tv. "We are excited about what the combination of Fellowship Technologies and Active Network holds for our church and others."
Active Network provides a wide range of technology and marketing solutions that enable organizations to grow revenues and operate more efficiently. Active’s solutions include online registration, event and activity management, online donations, website content management, childcare management and more. The company operates Active.com and other media properties which are the leading sites for people to find and register for the activities and events they love to do. In addition to serving more than 3,000 community- and faith-based organizations, Active Network clients also span the sports and outdoors markets.
"Active Network’s products and services connect people with the activities they love, want and need to do, including participation in faith-based activities," said Matt Ehrlichman, executive vice president of strategy at Active Network. "We are very excited to advance Fellowship Technologies’ mission of empowering church communities through advanced technology. We are equally excited to find ways to help these churches grow."
Jeff Hook, president and CEO of Fellowship Technologies said, "We still have the same God-sized vision and we still have the same management team and staff. With this acquisition, however, we believe churches across the globe will be better served, and we can improve the scale and quality of the solutions available. The one thing we all refuse to do is harm the authenticity of the organization and our mission to help churches with their mission of serving the Church. Joining with Active Network will accelerate our efforts to raise the bar… again."
The Active Network, Inc. is a technology and media company that helps millions of people locate and register for activities and helps organizations increase participation in their events. The Active Network's technology solutions help community organizations improve customer service capabilities, increase revenues, and reduce the cost and complexity of managing programs, activities and events. For more information about The Active Network, Inc., please visit www.ActiveNetwork.com.
About Fellowship Technologies
Founded in 2004, Fellowship Technologies became a pioneer in the church market with their flagship product, Fellowship One. Through the power and ease of use of the product, Fellowship Technologies provides solutions that allow dynamic churches of all sizes to focus on their call to serve and minister to people. Today, Fellowship One is the leading 100% web-based church management software used by ministries around the world, ranging from new church plants to mega-sized, multi-site churches. Fellowship Technologies now supports over 1,700 church and non-profit organizations and has been included on the Inc. 5000 list for two consecutive years. For more information about Fellowship Technologies, please visit www.FellowshipTechnologies.com.