ChurchTools Software


 

ChurchTools is a comprehensive church management software solution that helps integrate members in the planning and organization of the church. Key features include an address database, resource management, scheduling, student check-in, a song database, group management, a church wiki, shared calendars and reporting functions.

Church leaders can record and view member contact and attendance data in the membership database, which has features to manage users, small groups and relationships. Databases can be synchronised with OPTIGEM to aid in address management. Finally, reports show pastors information about attendance, collections, church growth, small group participation and more.

In ChurchTools, designated users can create schedules for Sunday services. Songs are sourced from the product's song management feature, which contains lyrics and video clips from Youtube and Vimeo to assist musicans. Events are displayed in the calendar, which can be integrated into churches' existing websites, so paritioners can see public service times.

ChurchTools is web-based and can be used on computers, tablets and smartphone without any installation. Users can choose between German, English, French, Spain and Traditional Chinese. Communication with e-mail and SMS can be done one-by or with distribution lists. Integration with Mailchimp lets users send larger newsletter to the church.

 

ChurchTools - Dashboard
 
  • ChurchTools - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • ChurchTools - Check-in
    Check-in
  • ChurchTools - Member view
    Member view
  • ChurchTools - Reporting
    Reporting
  • ChurchTools - Song management
    Song management
  • ChurchTools - Shared calendar
    Shared calendar
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

6 Reviews of ChurchTools

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from Die Bruecke Bad Kreuznach
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Highly recommended software for your church. Great quality!

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When you start to use the software you realize that it makes a lot of sense. Once you start using it you and fill it with life you don't want to go back. The more people and teams use it, the more useful it is for everybody. You can manage your groups, teams, services, assign people, have built-in calendars and a powerful rights management. There is also a great community where you can share thoughts, ask questions, submit feature requests, read from others how they are working with the software.

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You need to understand the concepts of groups, teams, the structures etc. and assign the permissions accordingly (who is allowed to do and to see what). This can be frustrating at the beginning, but I would think this is the same for every software which is implementing role and rights management.

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Go for a trial setup, hosted or on your own server. Try it in a virtual machine (in which case you probably need to have some IT background). Also check out the tutorial videos, there are plenty of them and they explain the product and features and how to get started.

 
 

from EFG Ochsenfurt
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Great software, that helps us organize our churchwork.

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Its great that it runs online and everybody in our church can use it.
It combines so many tasks of our daily churchorganisation. Its fantastic.

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There are still some feature requests that i have and i hope they will have the capacity to keep on building Churchtools.

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You'll need some time to adapt the software to your church needs (of course)
And therefore you should have some experience with IT solutions.

 
 

from Netzwerk Gemeinde Erfurt
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

great software for managing and organizing your church

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ChurchTools is a good way to manage your church. We use CT to list the members of our church. I like, that i can connect the groups in our church with each other, that every member can get new informations he need. As administrator i can autorize every group and member of our church to see only the informations and data he need. It is a great advantage over Google lists or Dropbox. The system is stable and good to use with all devices.

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To first import your data is sometimes difficult, but there are different tutorials. They can help.

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Set up a test system of ChurchTools and try. You will see how great it is and how you can adapt and customize it for your church. For my opinion it is useful, when you have 50 ore more members in your church.

 
 

from K21 - Kirche für das 21. Jahrhundert K.d.ö.R.
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Good tool. Serves its purpose well.

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Combines a lot of organisational tasks in churches. Can be customised very much to your needs. Is being continuously improved. Good support line! Very helpful comments!

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It needs some time to understand some of the concepts in order to configure it to your needs.

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Start with standard configuration. Then try and customize.

 
 

from Gemeinsam für Hamburg
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Manage contacts of our network and serial mailing

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It´s very intuitive and you can adapt most of the software to your needs

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The import is not always that easy - but the support is awesome

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Use it from the beginning and do one big import, apart from this - try to adapt it as much as you can.

 
 

from Freie Christengemeinde München
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

I've introduced this software to three Churches in the last few Years

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It's perfect for small and bigger Churches because you can just use what you need.

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Once properly set up it is very user-friendly. I can give everyone the right to only use certain aspects of the software.

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Just get used to it. Give it some time and you won't want to do church without it any more.

 
 
 
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