Coach Built Software – Specifically For Churches

What is Software? Software is the programs and other operating information used by a computer to execute specific tasks.

Maybe you have a software testing blog set up. Have you ever thought about how much information goes into making your software testing blog operational?

Today, much of the purchased software is directly downloaded over the Internet. This is the primary cause for changes in technology, which is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.

Advances in computer technology, machinery, equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge and the branch of knowledge dealing with engineering or applied sciences all defines technology.


As technology has grown and become more efficient, the ability to connect with people anywhere and at any time has become much more feasible.

For churches, technology enables email marketing, church management software, and the automation of various administrative tasks.

Technology helps churches run smoother and become more efficient. Church technology provides unparalleled opportunities in history for churches to reach people with the gospel and disciple their congregations.

Some believe there is a great idea in doctrine simplification because technology in the church had become extremely advanced, others believe some of these advancements are taking away from the root or groundwork that some appreciate simply because some software causes the research work to be right at your fingertips. In most cases, people with technology support jobs are just a phone call away if you should find yourself in need of assistance.


 

 

 

 

 

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Who We Are

We’re a tech company committed to the Church.

Our team is always creating new ways to deepen your faith and help you grow. It’s what got us started in 1992, and it drives us to this day.

Our Story

1986In 1986 Bob Pritchett creates the precursor to Logos Bible Software: an MS–DOS program for searching the King James Bible in plain text.

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We use technology to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible.

This is the mission behind everything we make—from Bible software, to Christian books, to mobile apps, and more.

Online Giving

An online giving platform for churches integrated with the entire Faithlife platform

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Faithlife Giving makes online giving simpler and more relational for churches. It’s mobile-friendly, intuitive, and comes with built-in communication tools to help you engage your church.

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“We don’t have to continually fuss with Faithlife Giving. It’s reliable and easy to use. Our treasurer’s team and weekly counters are excited for our giving statements and fund processing to be all on one system.”

— Vince S., Pastor

Church presentations

Church presentations made easy

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Faithlife Proclaim is presentation software made just for churches. With automatic formatting and intuitive design, it makes building service slides a breeze.“Proclaim has helped relieve a lot of the stress in ministry.”

— Claude Atcho, church planter

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Faithlife Sermons provides pastors, church staff, and leaders access to high-quality sermon content and professional church media.

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Faithlife Sites are church websites that run themselves, so church leaders are free to focus on ministry—not tinker with code.

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Stream beautiful Bible verse art on any screen, anytime. Use your computer, Roku, or mobile device to see Scripture in a new light all day long.

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Keep your church informed and inspired with announcements, Bible art and trivia, and more throughout your building.

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Spend more time on ministry, less on administration. Ministry Tracker is church management software that tackles the details so you can focus on people.

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Beacon ads connects the leading Christian websites with trusted Christian advertisers.

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Spiritual Growth

A monthly subscription including Logos Bible Software and hundreds of Christian resources

Faithlife Connect gives you subscription access to a bundle of Faithlife products, including Christian ebooks,

theology courses, Bible study tools, Christian movies and TV, and more.

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“Faithlife Connect is an excellent tool for studies, a must for any serious student of the Bible.”

Ron Lundin, Connect customer

 

Bible Study

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Logos helps pastors, scholars, and other Christians get more out of their Bible study.

 

“Logos Bible Software is a huge blessing to me . . . I am so thankful for this robust and intuitive Bible study tool.”

— Mike Johnson, missionary

Christian education

Revolutionizing theological education

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Faithlife provides unprecedented access to theological education through Mobile Ed.

Listen to Elyse Fitzpatrick describe how Mobile Ed is changing the lives of busy moms who want to grow in their faith.

 

“I think it’s the method of education for the future.”

— Elyse Fitzpatrick on Mobile Ed

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Faithlife Ebooks brings you the best Christian titles on any mobile device, providing a virtual Christian bookshelf that goes anywhere you go.

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Enjoy Christian videos for the whole family! Over 1000 Bible documentaries, dramas, biographies, kids videos, and more.

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A digital study Bible with trusted notes that keep growing, the FSB can be paired with your favorite translation. It’s perfect for small group, Sunday school, and more.

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Faithlife Reftagger lets blog or website visitors instantly view a Bible passage just by hovering over or tapping the reference.

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Study the Bible online with the help of dozens of free resources. Look up any verse, consult a commentary, share notes and reading plans with your church or small group, and much more.

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Biblical scholarship

Ancient Truth. Contemporary Conversations.

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Faithlife’s premier academic publishing house, Lexham Press creates Bible study materials, scholarly works, and pastoral resources to increase biblical literacy, thoughtful Christian reflection, and faithful action around the world.

Read how Lexham Press rescued an important theological work from being lost to history.

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“Lexham Press is unique in the publishing world.”

— Grant Osborne, Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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Ministry Team Magazine provides resources and insights for innovative church ministry. Each issue addresses prevailing questions and pain points facing ministries and church leaders today.

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Every issue of BSM includes sound advice and enriching insights from pastors and scholars who have spent a lifetime studying the Bible.

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Didaktikos helps graduate professors of Bible, theology, and related disciplines fulfill their scholarly vocation in service to the Church.

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Kirkdale Press, the trade imprint of Lexham Press, focuses on publishing titles in Christian living, leadership and professional development, memoir and faith-informed fiction.

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The Faithlife platform streamlines local church communication and ministry.”

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Faithlife Reviews:

1. Jul 28, 2019

“I get excited to go to work”

Current Employee – Customer Service in Bellingham, WA

I have been working at Faithlife part-time for more than a year

Pros

I feel so blessed to be able to work for such a great company. The mission statement is clear and makes even my small role feel like it’s part of a bigger picture: equipping the church to grow in the light of the Bible. The customers are, for the most part, incredibly kind people to deal with and we are given the freedom and flexibility to do what’s best for them and not just follow set in stone rules.

Cons

The customer service department can sometimes feel closed off from the rest of the company. Not really something that could be improved due to the nature of the department with people on the phone and lots of remote reps.

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2. Jun 6, 2019

“Amazing company”

Current Employee – Sales in Bellingham, WA

I have been working at Faithlife full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Market leader in bible study software Great vision for future with expansion into church products and SaaS Visionary CEO who cares deeply for customers and employees

Cons

401K match is light relative to other tech employers

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing, hold people accountable for results, continue to focus on the mission of the company

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3. Jun 6, 2019

“Great place to learn, work hard and be rewarded”

Current Employee – Sales Representative in Bellingham, WA

I have been working at Faithlife full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Learn some great skills, meet and work with amazing people and sell an impressive and important product!

Cons

sometimes we move desks. more than necessary.

Advice to Management

Keep on hiring great folks!

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4. Jun 7, 2019

“Great place to work”

Current Employee – Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA

I have been working at Faithlife full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- Good values and company culture – Flexible schedule – Very approachable leadership – It’s very satisfactory (at least for me) to work in a company that benefits the Church in great ways

Cons- The 401k match is ridiculous – Raises capped since a couple of years ago (with some exceptions) – Cost of living in Bellingham is increasing faster than compensations

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5. Jun 7, 2019

“I love working at Faithlife”

Current Employee – Anonymous in Bellingham, WA

I have been working at Faithlife full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Amazing people, flexible hours, great benefits and perks, fun company events, passion about our products, vision for growing our company

Cons

Employees must be self-motivated, which is good, but some need more direction and training. Lack of or poor communication between teams- although improved from the past, it’s still bad at times.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work- I know that much effort is going into making improvements, as I’ve seen this over my years here.

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The Church App

 

The Subsplash Story

Subsplash was officially formed on August 2, 2005 by Tim and Kristy Turner. The primary goal in starting Subsplash was to build a great and lasting organization that allows creative and passionate people to collaborate, innovate and create, and ultimately brings honor and glory to the God of Heaven and Earth.

Our Founders

Tim and Kristy Turner started Subsplash in 2005 with the goal to build a great and lasting company that glorifies God and allows creative and passionate people to collaborate, innovate, and create to their hearts’ content.

After initially building software experiences and consulting with multiple world-class brands, Subsplash created the first iPhone app for a church as a pro bono service for the Turners’ local congregation. Tim and Kristy felt the Lord calling them to “trust and obey” by using their business to serve more churches, and their projects were wildly received by the global church community and mainstream media alike.

Our Mission

Glorify God and proclaim Jesus is Lord by building a great company that drives for humility, innovation and excellence to delight millions of people on the Subsplash Platform.

 

 

The single solution for church engagement

Engaging your church community through a centralized, easy-to-manage system is crucial for growing churches. That’s why we built The Church App — to give you a single place to connect with your community.

Apps

Make your content incredibly accessible and reach more people than ever before with a mobile app.

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Giving

Increase generosity and keep more of your donations with our revolutionary giving system.

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Web Tools

Plug your media into your website in just a few clicks with our simple and powerful sermon delivery tools.

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Expand your reach

Enable your ministry to reach more people with the Gospel. The Church App platform makes your content accessible where your audience is already present: on mobile apps, TV apps, podcasts, and more.

Streamline your workflow

Save time and resources by utilizing one comprehensive system for your media, events, giving, and communications. Upload your most recent sermon to the Dashboard and watch it instantly show up in your app, website, and TV app with one click.

Connect your systems

Having systems that work together seamlessly is key for a productive workflow. Subsplash offers full API integrations with the most popular Church Management Software products including Church Community Builder, Planning Center Giving, RockRMS, Breeze, and more. With Subsplash Simple Sync, full compatibility is available with virtually every church system on the market.

The Church App difference

Subsplash is an innovation leader in mobile technology, and is owned by Christians who are passionate about serving Jesus’ Church in the US and around the world! Our award-winning team is comprised of smart, fun, laser-focused people. Our support team is on-site and extensively trained, so you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality care.

The platform that gives you results

More Users

Expect to see at least 3 times as many people using your app as attending church on Sunday.

More Sermon Plays

Watch your sermon plays double with The Church App platform.

More Donations

Churches using Subsplash Giving regularly see a 10% (or more) increase in monthly giving.

Join the 5,000 churches already growing their ministry with The Church App.

Churches and ministries of all sizes trust The Church App, including 50 of the top 100 churches in America.

“I love the Subsplash Platform. It sure makes everything super easy.”

–Joshua Kidd, Destiny Worship Center

“Thank you for spending so much time helping us go over improvements for our app. Everyone at Subsplash has been a tremendous help.”

–Megan Goodyear, Dr. James Dobson Family Talk

“I recommend The Church App to everyone who comes my way. It’s been an amazing tool for our congregation (I think we just passed up 5000 downloads!) and I know it will only get better from here.”

–Liz Craver, Wheaton Bible Church

“I can’t articulate how clutch the new app layouts are. Thanks a million!”

–Bryan Hoke, Passion City Church

“The Subsplash Dashboard is so amazing! I feel embarrassed we wasted so much time and money with other companies. God bless you all.”

–Phil Gungor, Celebration Church

 

 

 

 

 

BoxCast Overview

WHAT IS BOXCAST?

BoxCast is a complete, easy-to-use live video streaming solution for organizations.

WHY IS BOXCAST A SMARTER WAY TO STREAM?

We offer the easiest and most complete live video streaming solution that fits the needs of organizations.

IT’S SIMPLE

BoxCast is the simplest live HD-streaming solution available. All you need to stream live is power, an internet connection and a video camera. Click here to see how it works.

IT’S RELIABLE

With BoxCast, you schedule your broadcast ahead of time meaning one less thing to keep track of on the day of your event. Your viewers will get a perfectly-sized picture on any device – smartphone, tablet or computer. Plus, there’s no buffering and no annoying ads to distract from your streamed content.

IT’S AFFORDABLE

For one low price, you can stream unlimited events to unlimited viewers and store content indefinitely without worrying about overages.

Live Streaming for Churches

You pour your heart into your ministry; would it not be great if there were a way for your message to touch more lives?

This is where BoxCast comes in.

By live video streaming and archiving your Sunday services, Bible studies, church meetings, weddings and funerals, you can connect with your members even when they cannot be there.

ADDITIONAL GREAT FEATURES

EASY-TO-MANAGE ARCHIVES

All of your events are automatically archived and available for viewing within seconds after your event.

AN EASY, OPTIONAL REVENUE SOURCE FOR YOU

You can choose to charge admission by “ticketing” your events. Just enter whichever price you want to charge – we’ll take care of the rest.

PRIVACY OPTIONS

You can make your events open to everyone or by “invitation only ” – all from your BoxCast dashboard. Even better, you can make this decision on an event-by-event basis.

DATA INTEGRATION

For sporting events, you can effortlessly integrate scoreboard data from your automated scoreboard system (wireless or cabled) or do it manually using our touch-friendly interface.

SCALABLE

Our breakthrough streaming technology supports an unlimited number of viewers. And, our automatic speed adjustments maintain video quality with no buffering.

OUR SUPPORT IS SECOND-TO-NONE

SET-UP SUPPORT

We provide quick-start guides, webinars or individual help. Call or email us at any time!

REAL-TIME MONITORING

We provide remote real-time diagnostics and repair; we’ll probably know if something isn’t perfect before you do.

AUTOMATIC UPDATES

We seamlessly roll-out enhancements, automatically updating your system with our latest improvements. No cost to you – and, no hassle.

Ready to start streaming?

We love what we do.

And we’re thrilled that our customers love what we do, too.

 

As soon as I started, it became clear that BoxCast’s customer support is what makes them truly stand out. They’re entirely available – not just M-F 8-5, either. They’ve even worked with me on Sunday mornings! Everyone’s been so friendly and helpful that even if the product were subpar (which it’s not), I would have waited around for it to improve. Luckily, the quality of the stream and the archiving is fantastic! I couldn’t be happier.

Craig BowlingConway First Baptist Church, Conway, AR

 

You’ve treated us like VIP’s from our very first conversation! Your team’s high character has proven to be flawless. Everyone in your company obviously wants us to succeed – not just with live streaming, but with our greater mission. There is synergy in our relationship and I’m greatly encouraged with each interaction. I recommend BoxCast to everyone who is live streaming.

Chuck BalsamoDestiny Family Center, Stuarts Draft, VA

 

Choosing BoxCast was really a no-brainer. Every weekend, I receive numerous emails saying nothing but positive feedback on how great the quality is and how amazing it is that grandparents, aunts and uncles, and parents can watch these kids when they’re not there.

Ryan VinzThe Rinks at HARBORCENTER, Buffalo, NY

 

Our viewer audience has increased by over 500% per event since switching to BoxCast. They love the quality. And we love that it’s just a box. We plug our internet straight into it and it works – no need to turn on a computer, mess with video and audio feeds, or wait for software programs to open. Just plug and play!

David HibbertDestiny Christian Church, Montreal, Quebec

 

Because the unit is incredibly portable, you can be creative and think about broadcasting events you never could before.

Joe KenistonSt. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

 

 

 

 

 

Ascribe – Web Based Church Membership and Website

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About Ascribe Data Systems

Ascribe is an online membership management system and website builder, especially crafted for membership based organizations such as churches, non-profits, clubs and associations.

Greetings! Thanks for visiting Ascribe. My name is Truman Leung, Ascribe’s founder and developer. I was born and raised in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii.

Back when the web was a bit younger, I developed a web-based membership database for a church with 8,000+ in weekly attendance. Afterwards, I developed Ascribe and its been in continuous use by churches, companies and organizations via ascribedata.com since 2003.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@ascribedata.com and we’ll be glad to get back to you as soon as we can. You can follow us on Twitter @AscribeData or on Facebook.

Ascribe is developed using open source technologies:

PHP, Javascript, MySQL, HTML and CSS.

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   Member and Website Management for Organizations

             Specially crafted for membership based organizations               such as churches, non-profits, clubs and associations.

Ascribe is an online CRM and website builder.

It also lets you do email marketing and donations tracking.

It’s easy to use and really affordable! Ascribe helps your staff do their jobs quicker, easier and efficiently.

Try it Free for 30 Days

Web Based. Always On. No Installation.

Ascribe is web-based so you can access it using any browser on any computer or tablet device with an internet connection. Work from home, office or cafe. Take Ascribe on the road using a 4G enabled iPad.

No need to wait for office hours. The Ascribe service is alway on. With time-proven, reliable hosting services powering Ascribe, you can rely on our uptime.

No need to install any software. We’ve done already done it. Enjoy.

Everyone on the Same Page

Still using file folders and sticky notes? Confused as to which Excel spreadsheet is most current? Each department maintaining their own mailing list?

Ascribe lets you maintain a single contact database for your entire organization. When you call someone, you won’t have to wonder if you’re dialing the most current phone number you have, organization-wide.

Get work done, no-fuss and quickly.

Ascribe has a myriad of functions designed to minimize your effort maintaining data. It lets you save time so you devote more energy towards connecting with people.

  • Contact database with households
  • Track people’s special interests, hobbies, activities, experiences
  • Do a search and print out reports
  • Keep notes for each person
  • Track a person’s progress on a goal with deadlines for follow-up
  • Manage events and take attendance
  • Put people into groups
  • Enter donations and print tax-deductible giving statements
  • Build and maintain a website
  • Let members sign up online to update their contact info and download giving statements
  • Store and share files, securely
  • Send email campaigns
  • Print mailing labels and mail-merged letters
  • Easily customize any text to match your organization’s specific needs

Person Notes

Maintain a record of private notes for each person. Flag notes for certain users to see when they sign in.

Who is this, again?

You might be someone who never forgets a face. Then you’ll appreciate that Ascribe lets you upload photos to a person’s profile. Unlimited photos are allowed per person, household or group.

Tasks, To Do Lists

Each staff person and volunteer can track their own todo items. Edit due dates right from the listing.

Groups

Empower each group or department with online tools to manage information, assign tasks, print labels, send email and build community.

Track Donations

Securely track financial giving for each person and household.

Giving Statements

Distribute tax-deductible statements via the web by creating a private members area on your website.

Event and Attendance

Track events across your entire organization sponsored by various groups or departments. Ascribe supports event attendance taking, online registration and absentee tracking.

Document and File Storage

Securely store documents, images and any type of computer file. Organize files into unlimited folders with a distinct icon. Configure folders to send automatic notifications upon certain conditions.

Goals

Ascribe’s goal module allows you to track a person’s progress toward achieving any number of goals established by your organization. Each goal may have multiple steps which when the goal is initiated for a person schedules out a series of target deadlines.

Step by Step Goal Progress Tracking

Track people’s progress within the goal by step.

Customize Any Text

Any text within Ascribe can be easily edited to whatever you like. Translate to other languages with the help of an online translation service. Ascribe can support many different languages.

Mailing Labels

Easily print out mailing labels or name tags by letting Ascribe generate PDF documents for you.

Be Master of Your Own Data

Export data to Microsoft Excel or text file from almost every module.

Import data yourself

Upload your pre-existing member database using common file formats to quickly import your membership into Ascribe.

Mass Person Update

Update many people records at once based on certain conditions. Or initiate goals or other actions based on search conditions.

Website Builder

Organize and publish web pages.

Private Members Only Website

Publish a members area for your website with a custom “look and feel” to match your web design. Let your members sign up for accounts to update their own member information, browse a member directory, register for events, download their giving statements and more.

Online Forms

Create forms to capture inquiries from your website. Reply to people who use the form. Use data from the form to create or update person records. Instruct Ascribe to perform automatic actions upon form submission (e.g., send an email, create a task, delete submission, etc.).

Customize Settings

Set Ascribe to use your preferred date, time and telephone formats and currency symbol.Try it Free for 30 Days

Starting at just $15 USD per month

Some software companies choose not to publicly post their prices. But we do. We believe consumers should be able to see plainly see how much they will be charged before having to give up their contact info.

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Ascribe Reviews

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Internet, 51-200 employees

Used the software for: 6-12 months

Reviewer SourceSource: Capterra

February 5, 2019

“Ascribe”

Pros: Very easy to set up and use. Very intuitive for beginners. Great way to quantify qualitative data.

Cons: For large data sets where the codebook was being continuously updated it would have been nice for the choices to display alphabetically.

 

 

Church Community Builder

About Us:

Why?

We care about helping churches like yours multiply your ministry efforts not by changing your why or what, but by improving your how.

We consider it a privilege to partner with a church and come alongside its leaders, from executive pastors, small group pastors, to facility managers, administrators, and financial overseers, and help them be more effective with how they do ministry.

We don’t expect you to do this alone, that’s why we have a dedicated team of coaches who can work with your church to guide the people who wear various hats to more effective ways of running their ministries.

Your church is the best place for people to come, hear the greatest story in the world, and connect with other people. Your church is the source of hope, healing, and encouragement for the world around you. We want to partner with you in that mission.

We are motivated to provide you with tools that help guests at your church feel welcomed, and not fall through the cracks. We want your people to last for the long haul, and be heavily engaged with your church community. We want to help guide your people to serving opportunities that fit their God-given gifts, talents, and abilities. Our software has been built with these things in mind and we would love to partner with your church!

How It All Began

In 1998, Chris Fowler and Free Grafton started working on internet-based tools to help people in their church connect with each other, and to make sure people weren’t falling through the cracks when their desire was to find connection and community. There was no grand mission statement, no elaborate business plan, no dreams of an IPO, just two friends who felt led to do something about the frustration people felt in getting connected at their church.

Back then, church software options were usually loaded on one or two computers in the church office. None of the products featured a web-based interface that would allow people to work outside the church office.

As both pastors and entrepreneurs, Chris and Free imagined something more. After some dreaming and soul searching, Chris and Free launched a company dedicated to providing other churches with the same ideas they had field-tested in their church.

Where We Are Now

In the high-tech world, the only constant is change. Companies come and go. In the midst of market fluctuations and industry shakeups, Church Community Builder has been growing and profitable for years, continues to be privately owned, and ownership has no intention to sell Church Community Builder.

We are debt-free and have no expectations to meet from shareholders and investors. The direction we take is determined by what we believe is a God-given vision, through prayer, and from the wisdom gleaned from serving over 4,000 churches of all sizes. In other words, we are laser-focused on only one thing: providing churches with effective, reliable, long-term systems that aid them in advancing God’s kingdom.

Moving Ahead

Today, we are blessed with over 100 full-time staff who love the culture of our company as much as they love making an impact on the local church.

To us, success is when our associates love coming to work every day, our churches view us as a vital partner in their ministry, and we see tangible evidence of how our tools are helping church leaders connect and engage with their community.

We are always looking forward, and have some exciting ideas and plans for the future that will help your church become an even better place for people to connect with God and each other. And we hope to be serving you as well.

– The Church Community Builder Team

 

Here are a few reviews:

Amanda from Kingdom Life Church

Time Used: Less than 2 years

January 2018

Overall, CCB is a wonderful program! Great for small & big churches!

Easily being connected to other leaders, especially for a church run on volunteers. We are in the church at different parts during the week and don’t have the benefit of having our offices filled all week with each other! So it helps with easy communication and connection. Also, for our volunteer church members & their calendars for serving! Having a place for all their information, birthday’s, anniversaries, etc is so helpful!

Pros

I love how everything is connected, and once you get knowledgeable about it, it is easy to use! I love how the calendar is connected to our website, how you can have groups of different ministries and send emails to them or texts and it’s professional and not from a personal phone. I love overall how there isn’t so much for church members to learn how to use it, so it has basic communication and information where they can go on and be connected and informed! Also, their customer service is beyond amazing! They have helped in any and every way, from email responses (even if I’m not understanding something simple) to calling on the phone to walk me through something… They truly have beyond a five star staff!!

Cons

I think there are some things for them to work on, but it’s all natural and a part of them moving forward. I, as a user, can detect some things when I try to do something I can’t, but being a developer I understand they can’t have it all perfect for us! Nothing too big of a con, for someone not to get CCB, but what is great about them is that you can email them ideas or situations you are running into and they will add it to their list of ideas and the team goes over them! I think that’s really awesome! A few ideas we’ve had as a team, mostly for convenience sake, to move forward that could be helpful is: -When it comes to “Room Requests” having an area for a clean up list, or that if a ministry or person uses a room or resource the steps needed to put things back to the way they should be. -Another thing being when someone wants to sign up for CCB that there can be a button on the email that you could click “directly add into CCB” or “deny” type thing, so you don’t have to re-type/copy everything. OR Maybe if you are an admin, have a notification that someone has signed up, so when you are logged in, you could click “approve” or “deny” just like you do when people want to put something on the calendar, or use a resource, etc. -Scheduling, that there could be an option to keep re-peat the schedules, because some ministries use the same people! And you could even remove people from it, and replace them, but leave the rest the same.

 

Zavier from Elkton Baptist Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

November 2018

Church Directory, Follow up Workflow, and more

Church Community Builder was heavily used at my last church and it served three primary purposes for us and it did those things well.

1. Family Directory – Immediate and detailed information on families within the church as well as a confidential notes box to keep updates on contacts and outreaches and involvement within the church to promote spiritual health and church involvement. Mobile access to this directory also made on-the-go contacts nice and easy.

2. Follow-up Workflow Organizer – As a team, we came up with a follow-up system. For example: Week 1 – Phone Call, Week 2 – Postcard, Week 3 – Visit, Week 4 – Enroll in all newsletters applicable. One administrator was then put in charge of building this workflow, who is assigned to each section, and what they’ve got to do. Once the workflow was made active, as new families are added into the system, they immediately get dropped into the follow-up queue for week 1, the leader in charge of phone calls gets their info as an alert, and is able to mark “COMPLETE” after the phone call is made and info is updated. The workflow continues its cycle through each assigned party until the new family has gone through the full follow-up spectrum.

3. Event Coordination – When an event is decided upon, all details can be built into the CCB Calendar. The administrator can title the event, mark its date, time, space requirements, necessary supplies, workers needed, and more. Leaders then took care of their sections and that’s it.

Pros

The ability to build a follow-up workflow to go to specific people in the process has been monumental for helping us stay in touch with new visitors. Fully customizable reports and attendance sheets Confidential notes and information on families for admin eyes only Notifications and alerts queue for each member in a specific workflow to contact and report on Ability to create services, programs, special events, and more as well as break down all needs from material to personnel and have lists sent to coordinators, volunteers, or the entire church for the purposes of donation (expanded on below) Administrators are not the only ones with full access to directory. Any family can access, but won’t necessarily have the permissions of an admin

Cons

Not the best option for small churches Can be a learning curve with it, but plenty of resources available to get the most out of it A lot of maintenance necessary to keep all information up to date and accurate

 

Jimmy from Relevant Community Church

Time Used: More than 2 years

March 2018

Great Cloud Based Database (plus more!) software for Churches

Pros

We like the groups feature and how easy it is to message group members, keep their information up to date, the opportunity for group members to connect with each other, love the forms and automation that are available in the software. We love the giving feature and ease of use for our church to set up automatic giving and pledges. The software is great for ministry leaders whether volunteer or paid. Fast customer service when needed. We love the support of launching our church into using it. We paid for the coaching which we would recommend to EVERYONE in order to utilize it successfully. our coach, rocked.The process queue feature is so helpful in keeping track of where people are in a certain process or system of events. Great use for all of it. Loving the app that is being created and constantly updated. There were two other “software companies” we were looking into… but they were either not cost effective for what they offered or their features were hard to understand and operate. We even talked with many other churches using these companies and heard of struggles. Glad we chose CCB.

Cons

The development of the mobile app is recent over the last 12 to 18 months. We wished it would have been sooner, but they are really doing a good job on improving that and adding features to it constantly. The scheduling feature, which would be the most used, but is the later part of mobil development. CCB is releasing and has realeased it with improvements already. Overall though, CCB is a company for churches and listen to their customers in what they need.

 

Robert from Meadow Heights Church

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: More than 2 years

February 2018

A great overall product that is absolutely necessary for our church.

In my opinion, Church Community Builder is the best church management software out there. It allows you to be able to track all of data points you need, has a great event management system, a great volunteer scheduling system, a build in business intelligence system (called Metrics), and a unique system for managing manual processes. It does everything that you’d expect and more.

Pros

Church Community Builder has a bunch of great features that I could list out 1 by 1, but if I had to pick what I like most about the software, it’s their commitment to updates. The release a new update every 8 weeks. Sometimes the updates are bug fixes, which you expect a software company to release, but often they are new features. It’s this persistence in bettering their product, that has given me the most confidence in the company. I know they are working on the features that their customers want.

Cons

The things that I like least about the software is the lack of support for custom branding and reporting. Our church has worked hard on branding and Church Community Builder (CCB) doesn’t support it much. The CCB portal is plain grey in color. You can choose custom color themes, but they are preset color themes, not user-defined. Also, they have a feature that allows you to send mass emails out and at the bottom of the email there is the CCB name and logo. It can be confusing to people that don’t know what CCB is. They see an email, then see it’s coming from CCB. As far as the reporting goes, it’s pretty much been the same for several years. You can create custom reports that allow you to search on very specific criteria, which is great. The downside is, you can’t always display the results of that criteria in the viewable report. You’ll be able to see which people met the criteria, but not be able to see the actual data point. Most of their reports allow you do see the criteria, but a few important ones you can’t (most notably the process queues and individual notes). CCB does have some built-in system reports that allow you to view some of the data you can’t view in the custom reports, but you can’t edit those reports to allow you to add other data points.

 

Nikki from River City Church

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: More than 2 years

December 2018

CCB is an excellent software for any church!

My overall experience is excellent. I really do love CCB.

Pros

I really like Church Community Builder because it makes it easy to manage everything in one place. CCB has tons of features, so whatever you are looking for, there is a great chance it does what you are needing. In addition, anytime you need help figuring ANYTHING out, they have AMAZING customer support. I have never, ever felt frustrated when reaching out for help. Any time I ask for help, I get a prompt response from a live person living in Colorado Springs who fully understands the product and is excited to help me understand the product too. Further, if there is something more that you wish CCB did, or if there happens to be an area you see could be improved, they are always open to feedback and new “feature requests” because they want CCB to work for the customer and serve our needs. Just when you think CCB can’t get better….it always does! I love CCB.

Cons

The thing I like the least is that sometimes because CCB does do so much, there can be a long learning curve in understanding HOW to do everything. There are some areas of the software I still have never used because I’ve never taken the time to learn how to use them. However, anytime that I wish to learn, they make it easy by offering video tutorials, or you can submit a support ticket with questions, or they even offer live video training videos you take as a group or at times you can schedule live 1-on-1 video chats where they will walk you through the software. I have taken advantage of all of these services numerous times and have never felt let down.

 

 

 

 

 

Suran Systems, Inc

 

Your data. Delivered.

We build software to store, analyze, and process data for any industry. Combined with our digital and physical delivery solutions, we put your data to work for you.

 

Empowering the world for over 30 years.

 

History1987

Suran Systems, Inc. was founded by Rev. Randy Clay and Sue Clay in response to growing interest in CDM+, then called Church Data Master Plus. Randy served as the senior minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Versailles, KY and had developed CDM+ for use in his own congregation.

Suran is a portmanteau of Randy and Sue’s names—Sue + Randy = Suran.

 

1989

Randy and a fellow Disciples minister, Gary Kidwell, formed Biblical Preaching Institute (BPI), a publishing and print house serving the religious industry. BPI’s first publication, Biblical Preaching Journal, provided ministers a curated set of sermons following the Revised Common Lectionary. These sermons, some of which were written by Randy, provided subscribing ministers source material and inspiration for their own messages.

As Suran and BPI grew, Randy, Sue and their employees developed skills and expertise in software development and support, desktop publishing, printing, binding, and mailing.

 

1993

Suran established its Bindery Division, offering trade binding and bulk mailing services to local printers and business, often focusing on non-profit and religious organizations.

 

1997

Suran’s first user’s conference was held at Shaker Village. CDM+ users from around the United States travelled to the historic home of the Shakers to learn about CDM+, network with other CDM+ users, and spend two days enjoying the beautiful Kentucky scenery. Held every year since with the exception of 1999, the user’s conference has become a premier event for CDM+ clients, hosting individuals from around the country in Lexington and nearby major cities such as Nashville, TN, Cincinnati, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Knoxville, TN, Louisville, KY, and Columbus, OH.

 

2002

Suran formed a strategic partnership with Wisdom Concepts, an IT Services company located in Lagos, Nigeria. Wisdom Concept’s founder and CEO, Oyelola Adeoluwa, connected church and district offices with CDM+ and continues to sell and support CDM+ for organizations throughout West Africa.

 

2006

Suran acquired the software, staff, and user base for DonorWorks, a robust software package serving the non-profit industry. DonorWorks has since become a full Suran application, sharing and extending the platform and functionality of CDM+.

 

2013

Suran formed a strategic relationship with DealerBuilt, a software development company serving the automotive dealership industry. Suran separated and expanded its payroll component from CDM+ into a new product, DBPayroll, which provides payroll calculations, reporting, and HR services for dealerships of any size.

 

2015

After many years of dedication and service to Suran and its clients, Sue Clay retired from active work with Suran in 2015.

 

2019

In March 2019, Alex Clay became the company’s new CEO as Randy Clay reduced his time spent at Suran to focus on other business ventures. Randy continues to be involved with Suran as its CFO.

Now in its second generation of leadership, Suran is well-positioned to strengthen its service to its current clients while expanding to meet new and exciting opportunities.

 

Here are a few reviews:

 

July 20, 2019

Verified Reviewer

Media Production, 51-200 employees

Used the software for: Less than 6 months

“One of best ways to manage your Churches’ Finances”

Pros:

It just works. I know that’s a simple statement but when you’re dealing with enterprise software I can’t think of a better statement.

Cons:

It could be more customizable, and it could consolidate information a little easier.

 

 

June 5, 2019

Jessie V.

Administrative Assistant

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used the software for: 1-2 years

“Great Customer Service”

Pros:

This was very intuitive and easy to navigate. Whenever I did have issues, I was able to get help quickly and easily.

Cons: Sometimes it lagged, but this was possibly caused by a hardware issue.

 

 

May 1, 2019

Jessica S.

Office Manager

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used the software for: 6-12 months

“CDM+”

Overall:

I had no experience with CDM+ before taking the office manager position at the church I work at. I had little training and no accounting experience. I have found CDM+ to be fairly easy to learn and navigate through.

Pros:

I think what I like most is the variety that the software is capable of doing. All the way from accounting to keep everything well organized to payroll.

Cons:

I mostly wanted to leave a review to recommend that I think there should be a “Multi-Change” feature. Currently I have to go back and fix the general fund account where I log in contrubutions. It is quite timely because I have to click change for each indiviual contrubition and wait for it to load for each person. If I could go in and change each one and then save, I believe it would save a lot of time.

 

 

January 8, 2019

Lynnette D.

Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used the software for: 6-12 months

“CDM+ review”

Overall: 

CDM+ is user friendly and it is fairly easy to find the information you need. We have loved when our pastors or other staff members ask if a certain report or list can be pulled and we are able to do it easily with CDM+.

 

Pros: 

My favorite thing about CDM+ are the people behind it! Support is knowledgeable and wonderful. CDM+ is user friendly and capable to holding a lot of information we need to have for our church. We like when reports or information are requested by other staff members, and we are able to easily pull that information from CDM+

 

Cons:

There are a lot of small things that could make this software so much better! I know a new version is coming out in the Fall of 2019 and I am very excited for the changes that have been announced. I think the program needs a much more updated look.

 

 

February 1, 2018

Erlinda B.Secretary/Administrator

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used the software for: 2+ years

“I find CDM+ to be extremely user friendly. When I cannot figure it out, I call CDM. Always helpful. ”

Overall:

It works! Therefore, it makes my job easier!

Pros:

Again, it is very user friendly. I am a seasoned, but not sophisticated user. I am so grateful for their support system. Sometimes I use it a lot! We have used CDM+ for nearly 20 years. At times, people on “committees” have suggested other software. I don’t know if I am being loyal or stubborn, but as far as I am concerned, the “system” isn’t broken, so there is nothing to fix. I have convinced us to stay with CDM+!!! I like the softward, I like the programs.

Cons: 

Sometimes, we have difficulty upgrading. Not sure if the problem is with CDM/Suran, or our computer system. I don’t dislike it at all, because I always call them for help when it is time to upgrade! They always deliver. We have used CDM+ for nearly 20 years

Mini-Site

Iszuddin Ismail has been designing since he got involved with Internet marketing, starting with his own websites. His early projects includes the DIYMiniSite.com and OptinDesign.com.

DIYMiniSite.com to date has gained over 14,000 members.

OptinDesign.com, which offeres a new breed of squeeze page templates and optin box designs are used by many all over the world including well-known online marketers like Lynn Terry (ClickNewz.com) and Paul Cooley (PaulCooleyMarketing.com).

Today, Iszuddin is offering a brand new look for those who are selling using mini-sites. And this new look has the potential to gain better response and increase sales.

I am not much of a copywriter. I am designer and a programmer. So here’s what this page is all about…

What I have is a new mini-site template that is different from what you normally see. It’s designed to give you that professionalism look combined with a powerful corporate presence.

Like it or not, people are tired of the typical header-footer mini-site design.
I am tired of it.

They don’t trust it anymore. The minute they see your typical header, they’ll be reaching for the litte “x” button on the top right of their browser.

They trust Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google…

And take a look at other websites that actually do sell something… 37Signals.com, FreshBooks.com, Mint.com, GoodBarry.com, BlinkWeb.com…

Even huge online marketing gurus are changing the way they sell products online. Just take a look at Affilorama.com, ShoeMoney.com, SuccessChef.com, StomperNet.com…

Is your mini-site anything like theirs?

That’s why I created the Mighty Minisite template…

To give you that “dependable” look and gain the trust of your website visitors immediately.

And you know that people only buy from websites they trust.

 

The reason why I createad Mighty Minisite template is to take your online branding to the next level.

Because this is also a template product, Mighty Minisite template was coded to be easy to use, with SEO friendliness and clean code.

A major part of it is done by applying easy to use and modify CSS formating.

With sleak CSS coding, some of the biggest benefits that you get is a light-weight website because you no longer need to use HTML codes like <table>, <img>, <font> to style your sales letter.

Mighty Minisite template also include some of the best ways to hightlight content on your website. Check out how easy it is to display a list, create a boxed content, display headlines and more…

Basically, everything you need to create a professional, corporate look mini-site is there.
You don’t have to have a sleazy mini-site design anymore.

But that’s not all… We want give you options…

 

Though using a mini-site template, as an online enterpreneur myself, I understand that you may
want your mini-site to look different from other people’s.

So I provided you with options…

I know at times marketers just want a simple top-to-bottom layout without any distraction. This same mini site design is also available without the sidebar.

In fact, you can toggle between the two easily, simply by applying the “full” class to <body>, like this
<body class=”full”>.

Don’t like the blue – use the red. The red is suitable for a fierce, aggressive look. And with the right background, you can also project a cuddly, lovable image. Use which ever you want according to your project.

You can choose to use either of these color designs.

I really thought through all the things that you may want to have when designing this mini-site template.

First of all, <H1>, <H2> and <H3> are already styled. You can straight away use them for headlines and sub-headings.

On top of that, using <blockquote> will simply brings up the nice blue text box, with a huge double quote in the background.

Using <div class=”module”> will create a nice Johnson box for module details, bonuses or any other info.

And with lists, instead of the boring square or dot, you can create a nice YES or NO list, where the bullets are either a cross image or a check image. Just use <ul class=”yes”> or <ul class=”no”>

Transform a normal, boring list to a beautiful list with graphical bullets

 

Transform a normal, boring blockquote to a beautiful box with background graphic.

 

Transform a normal content into a strong Johnson box. Just apply class=”module” to the <DIV>.

 

There two easy ways to customize your mini-site. From the Photoshop PSD source file, you can edit the header by applying your own logo and text. Another method is by applying your own background graphic.

Mighty Minisite was designed to allow the users to use any background graphic. Use a grunge theme to make a grunge website. Use a sky theme to make a happy website.

Basically, it’s all up to you.

 

I can just give you the main PSD source file, but I know that Photoshop can be a challenge for some. So I’ve split those PSD files into several pieces making it easier to use and to understand

Instead of one big PSD file, you will get PSD like header.psd and orderbutton.psd.

No messy slicing required.

 

What more can you possibly want…??

Using Mighty Minisite, you can have a brand new look and this could improve your conversions overnight. Just grab it today and start customizing it.

By tomorrow, you could be experiencing that extra sales you never thought is in your website. Or perhaps that extra subscribers when you thought your website was up to its limit.

[ To get started, just order your copy of Mighty Minisite today – Only $29 ]

 

Yep! Here comes your bonuses…

I want to make sure that you can really use this. I don’t want this to be something that gathers dust in your PC (if it could). So I’ve created a few more things that will help you use this.

 

[ To get started, just order your copy of Mighty Minisite today – Only $29 ]

If you come to me wanting to create a new mini-site, my fee would be $500 and above. And that would not include ebook covers, banner graphics, custom text formating and layouts, and the rest. It’s only worth my time when I charge that much. And looking and how I present Mighty Minisite for you, you’ll know that I will go through every details to make it worth MUCH MORE than what you are paying me.

Yes, I do custom design. But a custom design may not be for everybody.

An aspiring online enterpreneur might just want to get a minisite up and running as fast as possible without having to spend too much.

So you go around looking for quick solution.

Maybe you can just use that mini-site template that comes with the PLR product.

Maybe you can just use that free mini-site template you just downloaded from some where.

Maybe you even bought some mini-site templates that you think can help you market your product.

Unfortunately, those “free” and “cheap” mini-site templates does not do your product any justice. But I understand — those were the only options you had.

If only you had a better choice. Well, now you do – Mighty Minisite!

 

Mighty Minisite is only selling at $29. And with that, you can three awesome bonuses to help you build and manage your mini-site better and faster.

This will make you life easier. You’ll know where everyhing is and it’s easy to edit. You don’t have to scribble through codes like a rat.

So that you really understand what Mighty Minisite can do. Will guide you through all that you need to know about Mighty Minisite.

When you need a hand-holding guide, the video will give it you. It’s like I am there teaching you on your computer screen.

Now, let me add to that…

Yep, you don’t have to use the shield logo you see in there. You can create your own. And if you don’t want that, there are 10 more logo graphics to choose from.

You know you can change the background and quickly bring to life a different new mini-site. And now, you have 5 more background designs for choose from.

And as icing on the cake, here’s a collection of 625 web graphics, consisting of sticker badges, order buttons and nice little icons.

 

 


 


Church Advantage

Churches have came a long way since the involvement of software created from a result of emerging technologies are changing the way we work and interact with others in the church, whether there is a software testing plan in place or not, there are provided benefits such as organization, efficiency, collaboration, communication, extra help, virtual experiences and so much more are gained as software continues to evolve. Especially coach built software – Specifically For Churches.

 

  1. Kerusso
  2. DaySpring
  3. Ignatius Press
  4. The Jerusalem Gift Shop
  5. Worship Guitar Class
  6. BibleBelles
  7. American Bible Society
  8. Answers In Genesis
  9. Trinity Road Websites
  10. Nest Learning

 

I really hope you have enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about Logos Bible Software or want to leave your own personal review, please leave your comments below in the comments box.

6 thoughts on “Coach Built Software – Specifically For Churches

  1. Wow! This is really massive and I must say that I learned quite wide from this post here. I never knew there are so many coach built software that are specifically made for churches like this. I will definitely show this to our pastor the next time we have a chat or probably share this post with him. This would really help a lot in expanding the ministry.

    1. Thank you for utilizing a portion of your time for the reading and commenting on this article. I encourage you to please share this article with as many as you can, we must continue to spread the good Word. 

      Thank you again for utilizing a portion of your time for the reading and commenting on this article.

      Have A Blessed Day!

  2. Hi,

    Your post is really informative, I never knew there was such a thing as bible software. Unfortunately, a lot of people especially ministers are not aware that such software exist. From the reviews on your post, I can see it is great software. Indeed, We are in a technology era and we need more of this to spread the Gospel of Christ. 

    Thanks for sharing your post.

    1. Thank you for committing a portion of your time to read, comment, and considering this post to be really informative. I really appreciate your remarks and it definitely pleases me to learn that this is considered new information to you. This shows that progress is being made in the spreading of GOD’s Word.

      Thank you again for your comment.

      Best Of Blessings To You My Friend!

  3. Great to learn about this company. It has been a very long time since you have been in this business which is a very good thing. I see that you have also explained some of the church software that are available and how they work as well. You gave the pros and cons. I agree with you that technology is a very important part of the church event today. 

    Nice post.

    1. Thank you for reading, commenting on this article, and considering it a nice post. It is my pleasure to spread the news about how technology is being used to aid in the spreading of the Good Word of The Gospel.

      Thank you again for taking the time to read and comment on this article.

      All The Best To You My Friend!

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