IRVING, Texas, Dec. 3, 2010 — Web-based church management software company Fellowship Technologies released an entirely new way for churches to manage ministry groups. The new Groups 2.0 update to their flagship software, Fellowship One, features a new group-finder for church websites, updated group management controls and an innovative Span of Care feature for managing across multiple group types.
Hundreds of dynamic churches already leverage Fellowship One for managing their community groups. In this latest update, the groups tools have been expanded to include new ways of providing oversight, accountability and easier management of multiple groups. Unlike other group management applications, the new Fellowship One groups solution allows for unique creation of dynamically generated groups for real-time oversight, trend-spotting and instant follow-up. Some of the key features of Groups 2.0 include:
- Newly introduced Span of Care allows church leaders and lay leaders to manage across multiple groups or even geographical regions.
- Group finder functionality integrates seamlessly into the church website with complete branding control.
- Anytime, anywhere secure access to member profiles and group communication tools.
- Group leader tools allow for connecting with prospects, members and other leaders.
- Google Maps, which pin-point the locations of groups in their community.
- Complete branding control for website
“Fellowship One Groups is the culmination of several years of development with graphically rich tools for group leader accountability,” says Curtis Harris, director of community for Fellowship Technologies. “Over 200 churches went through an extensive Beta testing program and contributed insight for an innovative set of church group management tools.”
Stonegate Fellowship, of Midland, Texas, was one of the churches in the Beta program of Groups 2.0 and has already benefitted from this new group management tool. “A handful of staff members trained about 75 individual lay leaders and a single large group training with over 100 small group leaders,” shared Jessi Russo, the champion leader of Fellowship One for Stonegate Fellowship. “Groups 2.0 gave us greater visibility for our various groups that didn’t get as much publicity on any given Sunday. It’s helped our people see and connect in groups that they previously didn’t know even existed.”
Fellowship Technologies is excited about this major release as it lays the foundation for many more innovative future releases. To learn more about Fellowship One Groups and see the features and gallery of examples from churches currently using the new software, please visit http://bit.ly/F1Groups