The aspects of modern church life entail the need for ministries to embrace software tools as well. After all, churches function similarly to small businesses, so daily tasks and staff management could benefit from the same internal processes.
If you are in this position, you can always benefit from an online form builder and data management platform that will provide a customized alternative to solve a significant part of your chores and give you the time to focus on the more important mission of your ministry.
Here are only a few uses for a digital software tool:
- streamlining giving options
- volunteer recruitment
- event planning
- small groups management
- connecting visitors to your ministry
- financial tracking
- analytics and reporting
- multi-site administration
- public relations
Grow better, then bigger with friendly church management software
Effective church management should be able to choose the best methods to register members, improve communication, plan church events, engage volunteer work and donations, and also manage its finances responsibly.
That’s why 123FormBuilder has a whole set of online forms for churches, to help you lay the first stone in your refreshed church management. And since our platform creates a familiar user experience that doesn’t require any previous technical training, you’ll get the hang of it in no time.
Besides, by integrating with other web apps, you’ll be able to adapt your church forms even further to your needs. For instance, keeping track of donors can be done by syncing your form to a CRM service like Zoho. Sending mass emails to parishioners or other subscribers gets easy with the MailChimp integration. And so on.
Donations that go beyond the offering plate
Since we’ve mentioned newsletters, your emails should be of interest to your readers, but could also include a permanent Donation button in the footer area. This will prompt supporters to a secure church donation form where they can select the sum they want to give. And while you can choose to integrate the payment gateway that suits you, please note that you can also connect your form to more than one! Of course, 123FormBuilder also lets you enable a recurring monthly charge. This will encourage people to contribute more, even if they are only submitting small amounts each time. And please note: if you have a multicultural community, make sure you use our multilingual form option.
Keep your community in the loop
Update your website regularly to inform church-goers of anything you plan. For instance, upcoming events, the last Sunday’s sermon, volunteer interviews or any current charitable activities. And since not everyone remembers to check your site from time to time, consider making it a habit of using newsletters. Our email marketing integrations will allow you to design your own customized and nice-looking church messages without any design or programming knowledge.
Be more on the giving side
Ease the commitment of your parishioners by allowing them to request prayers or other specific services directly from an online form. Using the social buttons from the Publish section of our editor will easily get your request form on a social media page if you own one. Especially useful for when parents need to submit a baptism request, for example. Evidently, you can gather any type of submissions by using a classical church contact form on your website. And with mobile-responsive forms, church-goers can send their request details even from their phones.
Expand your church family
…by painlessly allowing people to signup through a church membership form that safely stores their essential data. Recruit dedicated people for future charitable actions through a church volunteer application or a church commitment form. Enable a file upload field so that they can also include a CV or cover letter. This way, you can know them better before an interview. Consult all the volunteer applications in the 123FormBuilder dashboard or download them from the platform if you prefer to work with Excel spreadsheets. Anyway, you’ll have them at hand whenever you need a helping hand!
Look for the best in people
It’s great to build a large community where you can actually learn about your members’ interests and how they relate to faith matters. Using a church member information form or a spiritual gifts survey will get you there.
Listen to unhappy congregants
Don’t overlook perspectives that differ from your own. Allowing your members to submit complaints will help you grow better, which is the number one goal, as previously stated. Through an online complaint form, anonymity can be enabled and ongoing issues will get a faster resolution.
Organize events that have an echo
From worship services to fundraisers, community festivals, youth activities, concerts, mission work like helping in homeless centers or organizing big conferences… there are so many events a church can host or get involved with. Ensure easy sign-up and attendee management with an event registration form that will land you a complete database. Naturally, collecting fees is also an option. For instance, add a payment processor to your conference registration form. Post-event, find out what attendants feel about your efforts with the help of a church event evaluation form that you can adapt to stay true to your style.
It goes without saying that you can do so much more for your ministry’s administrative activities with the help of online forms. 123FormBuilder’s secure databases are there for you to efficiently manage all the information, from member transfers to church affiliation applications or ministry partnership agreements. So whether you are a leader in your local church or a volunteer who wants to do more, all you need are the right digital tools to reach out to people so that they discover those spiritual treasures that lie within your church community.
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