About Church Community Builder

Church Community Builder is a cloud-based church management solution that helps church leaders engage with members of the congregation. The solution enables users to create organized systems and processes that can be accessed remotely.

Features include check-in, contribution management and online giving, forms, volunteer management, guest follow-up, metrics dashboards, mobile apps and more. Church Community Builder also provides solution implementation coaching to the users.

Online contribution and payment tools allow for members to make pledges, one-time or recurring donations and payments for retreats, concerts and other events. The volunteer management application enables staff to notify volunteers of available positions and send reminders when the...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

414 Reviews of Church Community Builder

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.34 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(230)

230

4 stars

(125)

125

3 stars

(39)

39

2 stars

(9)

9

1 stars

(11)

11

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

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Showing 1 - 5 of 414 results

October 2017

Jim from Jacob's Well Church

Verified Reviewer

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2017

The Industry Standard for Web Based Church Administration

Church Community Builder allows me to keep track of everything that I need to keep track of in one place. It allows the church to empower each ministry to easily do the administration that's required.

Pros

Church Community Builder is the leader and industry standard for web-based church administration. The software is intuitive and easy to use. I have implemented the software at two churches in which I have worked and helped others get the most out of their subscription. What I like most about the software is that it is comprehensive. I've seen too many churches build separate and unconnected systems for children's check-in, group sign ups, payments for events and donor records. When these systems don't "speak" to one another, it creates more confusion and work for the church staff. The goal of church administration is to remove the burden of administration away from the ministry team. They typically excel at being with people and doing the work of the ministry. However, many struggle with administration basics such as keeping track of groups, communication, attendance data, etc. Church community builder allows our staff to be "efficient with things, so we can be effective with people". Everyone benefits from a centralized system - whether you log in daily or rarely. We always know where we can find the information we need. Saving time makes the churches dollars go farther.

Cons

The mobile computing revolution took place since CCB launches their 2.0 platform. Getting the software to work and interact well with mobile devices has been a slow process, but I'm happy to see the progress that's been made with the Lead App.

January 2020

Shawn from Lifepoint Church

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

January 2020

CCB - Some Great Features... Still in Deveopment

While rolling into a new database can be a daunting task for anyone, CCB provided a great user interface that was still lacking in some major areas. While I do believe they are working on some new features, the rollout has been rather slow and caused us to look at other systems for different needs.

Pros

I think the singular greatest benefit our organization has benefited from with CCB is the use of Process Queues. Process Queues have allowed us to have better traction and accountability when it comes to the follow up and connection with new guests who walk through our doors.

Cons

The groups feature is seriously lacking. Once issues we have experienced is consistently being told that their are great features that are still “being developed.” We have had to switch to a separate groups database just to ease the strain on our volunteer group leaders.

Reasons for Choosing Church Community Builder

Cleaner interface and promised ease of use for our volunteers

Reasons for Switching to Church Community Builder

Cleaner interface and promised ease of use for our volunteers.

February 2021

Steve from Grace Bible Church

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Church Community Builder - EXCELLENT for modern churches

Church Community Builder is helping us as pastors to more effectively connect with our congregation throughout the week, and in turn, helping them connect with one another!

Pros

I love how Church Community Builder (CCB) helps me, as a youth pastor, get in touch with the parents of the students in my youth group and communicate information to them easily and effectively! CCB has proven to be an incredibly helpful tool in this way. Also, I greatly appreciate the fact that CCB prioritizes privacy and safety of its users.

Cons

The one thing I disliked about Church Community Builder (CCB) was simply the effort of learning yet another system/program. Also, I currently am not a fan of the fact that I'm (at least at present) not aware of how to attach my formal email signature image to a mass email sent out on my behalf via CCB.

Reasons for Switching to Church Community Builder

CCB offered us a plethora of better features than PowerChurch did.

June 2017

Paul from Sojourn

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2017

Probably a great ChMS 10 years ago

Pros

CCB is a beefy, feature-rich software that allows you to do almost everything that you might want to, from an administrative perspective, for your church.

Cons

The main problem with this software is that while many updates are released, it feels like a software that has been piled up for a long time rather than thoughtfully integrated. As a result even the simplest tasks are often convoluted, taking triple the number of mouse clicks than they should. Just one example: editing profiles is cumbersome, finding information about a person requires multiple clicks through their profile information, and adding people requires a process that is more than simply filling out a simple page (you have to create a person, then find that person again from the list, then click into their profile, click to edit their password, and click "send password reset email" in order for them to receive a welcome email). Their sales page looks fantastic, and the software at least LOOKS good when you log in, but whenever you try to do something basic, while it's definitely possible, the whole time you're trying to do something you're left thinking "should it be this complicated"? Probably our biggest disappointment is that congregational engagement, which was a huge sales point, is virtually nonexistent. Because people cannot find other people and communicate easily (because it is cumbersome) with other people, they never log in to use the software. Even our leaders with full permissions would rather copy/paste email addresses into their own email software and communicate via email (or text message) than use this as a communication tool.

Response from Church Community Builder

Replied June 2017

Hi Paul, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to help you fully utilize the software and would be happy review your site to see how things are set up; this could be privacy settings causing your experience to be cumbersome. I will reach out to you today via phone. Blessings, Pam

November 2020

James from Ada Regional United Way Inc.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Civic & Social Organization

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2020

Keeps our Congregation Connected

I love using this app and all the features that it provides. We use it for churchwide and group calendars, serving opportunities, teams, kids check-in, and communications.

Pros

The groups function has been a lifesaver for us during the pandemic. It's allowed us to stay in contact with our congregation while we are meeting in smaller groups. The calendar feature allows our congregants to subscribe and see when they are serving and what events are happening easily.

Cons

At this time there is not congregant app. I know that with the merger with Pushpay that this is in the works.