Church Windows by Computer Helper Publishing has supported more than 12,000 churches of all sizes and denominations since 1987.
The Church Windows church management system is comprised of five core modules: Membership, Scheduler, Donations, Accounting and Payroll. Each can operate individually as a stand-alone application, or integrate with other modules.
Membership features enable church administrators to view and track household and individual records, customize data fields, record interaction notes and create attendance and visitation reports.
Church resources, events, volunteers and rooms are managed and tracked within the scheduling application, while member contributions and giving histories are maintained in the donations module. And Church Windows’ accounting module offers full fund accounting capabilities with a customizable chart of accounts, recurring transactions, reconciliation and more.
Many training options—including live Web training, online videos, workbooks, webinars and individual customized training sessions—are available for customers who want to take advantage of the software’s full scope of features.
Heather from Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Employees number: 2 to 5 employees
The designers "get" what a church needs to function efficiently. The finance module is the strongest part of the software package.
Church Windows proved difficult to use when it worked, even for professional IT people in the congregation. Unfortunately it was even worse when we attempted to generate lists such as "6th grade Sunday School Students" or identifying regular givers. People who visited once, years ago, showed up on lists of active members, while many of our most faithful and generous people were left off entirely. We spent hundreds of dollars on a contract for live support, but even the CW support team was unable to get the program to function correctly.
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