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Whiteboard: The Moses Method for Choosing Church Management Software – Part 2

In part 2 of this whiteboard session, Rodney provides the final steps of using the Moses Method to choose the best church management software.

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Video Transcription:

Hi. Welcome to an Elexio Whiteboard. This is Part 2 of our discussion about the Moses Method, inspired by the story in Numbers 13, where Moses sends out scouts into the Promised Land to determine what it’s all about. We use that as our inspiration for guidance on selecting new church management software, sometimes called your church database.

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Whiteboard: The Moses Method for Choosing Church Software

In this whiteboard session, Rodney provides the initial steps of using the Moses Method to choose the best software for your church.

Whiteboard: The Moses Method for Choosing Church Software from Elexio on Vimeo.

Video Transcription:

Hi. Welcome to an Elexio Whiteboard. In today’s Whiteboard, we’re talking about the Moses Method. It’s a method for making a software selection and more specifically, making a software selection for your church. A church makes many big decisions, and the process of going about picking a new software product can be challenging. There’s a lot of different types of software that churches use. You’ve got somebody that provides your website, check-in software. You may have different vendors for giving software. And the one that is probably the biggest challenge to go about replacing is your church management software, or sometimes called your church database.

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8 ChMS Considerations for Church Plants

church plantMuch prayer and preparation go into a church plant before it ever opens its doors. A secure location, volunteers to manage ministries, and the necessary technology are all important considerations. As church planters determine if they’re ready for a ChMS and which provider to choose, they should keep these eight items in mind:

1. Ease of Use

Church plants might only have one staff member to preach, clean, and pay the bills, so any tools like software should simplify tasks, not make them more challenging. An easy-to-use ChMS will cut down the workload for an overwhelmed staff and make administrative responsibilities more manageable.

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What Belongs on Your Church Website Homepage

homepageSome church website homepages feature just about every piece of information a visitor could possibly search for, while others look like barren wastelands. So which way is right? What actually should be on this page?

Before you start throwing pictures and calendars and links up on your homepage, consider the overall function of your church website.

Who is your church website for and what is its purpose?

Your website primarily has two audiences: the people who are already a part of your church community and those that are checking you out online before visiting. Which category they fit into will determine what they’re looking for. Your website needs to serve all these people—but especially potential visitors—starting with the homepage.

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Whiteboard: 3 Tips to Make Your Church Teaching More Engaging

In this whiteboard session, Rodney provides three tips to help teachers in the church be more successful at engaging any audience. White Board 8 from Elexio on Vimeo.

Video Transcription:

Hi, welcome to an Elexio Whiteboard. Today, things are different, flipped on their head. If you’ve watched any of our whiteboards before, you know we tend to focus on technology and how does technology need to impact the local church. But today, we’re flipping things around. We’re still talking about the local church. But we’re talking about something that happens pretty regularly there, and that’s speaking to large groups of people. We here at Elexio are volunteers in the churches that we go to, and many of us have the opportunity to speak to large groups of people. It could be 12 fifth graders that make up the large group. It could be the entire congregation.

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