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Leadership Inspiration for the Month

During our usher, pre-service huddle, David shared his prayer request, “Please pray for my spouse as she will have a long recovery at home…”  We prayed and the ushers headed out to welcome people to our worship service.  David’s prayer request was our opportunity to show love and care in a practical way and a […]

3 Tips for Scheduling Volunteers

Churches—and every ministry within a church—need to schedule volunteers to run smoothly. The worship team, ushers, youth group, children’s church, childcare, outreaches and more—they can all soar or fall apart based upon the commitment of volunteers. When it comes to scheduling volunteers, it’s not always easy to work around the time commitments of large groups […]

4 Reasons QuickBooks Isn’t Good Enough for Churches

QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online have quickly become a market leader for small business finances. Their various iterations control nearly 80% of the market share of US businesses, with over 2.5 million subscribers. But just because QuickBooks works for a local cupcake shop or even a chiropractic franchise doesn’t mean it’s the best option for churches. […]

The Recommended Children’s Church Adult:Child Ratio

There’s nothing greater than a bustling children’s church, filled with kids eager to play, have fun, and learn about the Lord. But when children’s church classrooms aren’t staffed with enough volunteers, things can go wrong and the ability to have a controlled learning environment can go out the window. A Healthy Adult:Child Ratio Promotes Safety […]

5 Back-to-School Party Ideas for Youth Groups

It’s time to get back to school! Summer camp and vacations are over. Students are excited—and maybe a little nervous—about their new classes. Your youth group likely has more than a few fresh faces and everyone is probably ready to get back to a regular schedule. What’s better than kicking the new year with a […]

Release 19.10

Introducing the Event Registration and Volunteer Application Cards on the Individual Page! We have created two new card options on the individual page that will be live with the release of 19.10. Both the Event Registration and Volunteer Application cards will show up as default cards on the individual page view but will also have […]

5 Team-building Games for Kid’s Church

It’s that time—and “Move Up Day” for Kid’s Church is a special time of graduating older kids and welcoming new kids into the group. It’s a chance for your children’s church workers to help kids feel welcome in a new atmosphere. That’s where large group and team-building games can be especially useful for welcoming newcomers, […]

Release 19.09

Updates to the F1+Shelby Financials integration For churches using the integration between FellowshipOne and Shelby Financials, when you sync your F1 transactions to Shelby Financials in the form of journal entries, you can now choose to export them as a single journal entry or split into multiple journal entries (based on fund). Combining them into […]

Release 19.08

Updates to the Volunteer Pipeline This release includes some exciting updates to the volunteer pipeline that will help save you time and equip the right people with the information they need to starting vetting new potential volunteers. Let’s cover the volunteer assignment time savings first. We have a few updates on this front: When setting […]

Leadership Inspiration for the Month

By Mark DeMoss, Director of Customer Success and Billing I can not count to 20. That would be a true statement of my 3-year-old granddaughter.  But she doesn’t describe herself that way.  Instead, she gleefully declares “I can count to 10!”  And she immediately begins with “1, 2, 3…” all the way to “10”.  She […]