Church Windows is a hybrid church management solution that helps church administrations manage their day-to-day activities and interactions with followers. The solution offers various modules to the users that include membership, scheduler, donations, accounting and payroll. It can be deployed either on-premise or hosted in the cloud.

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. Church Windows’ accounting module offers fund accounting capabilities with a customizable chart of accounts, recurring transactions, reconciliation and more. The payroll module helps users to manage payroll processes and generate reports on salary history, taxes, allowances, deductions and more.

Support is offered via online videos, workbooks, webinars and customized training sessions.



475 Reviews of Church Windows

Overall rating

4.32 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Cathy from First Covenant Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

LOVE Church Windows!

We have used Church Windows for many years now and I highly recommend as the Church Administrator.

Pros

User Friendly - great support! We have used this software for many years and I would as the Church Administrator would highly recommend it!

Cons

I cannot say that there is anything that I dislike.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Cathy, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

December 2018

Beata from First Hungarian Reformed Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

First Hungarian Reformed Church

I like that the program makes simple to make reports. I love the costumer service, always nice and helpful. Do not like to transfer the program from one computer to another, it's just not easy.

Pros

Keep track on the donations. I like the online training also.

Cons

Updates and synchronize. And not easy to train another person to use the program.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Beata, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

December 2018

Laura from First United Methodist Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

December 2018

Doesn't work for us

Eventually we switched to a different church management software, after using Church Windows for many years. To be fair, it's been more than a year since we changed software, so they could have made improvements by now. After our experience, I would not recommend this software.

Pros

The membership info page was easy to use.

Cons

Reports were very difficult, and didn't work for us.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Laura, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

December 2018

Ann from First Christian Church of Corvallis, OR

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Great fund accounting program

Pros

It is easy to learn the basics and really lets you account for money in the wide kind of funds that churches and other non-profits need. It is easy to find and fix errors and yet they can be seen so that you can't falsify records. The payroll program goes over to the accounting program really easily and the person doing donations can send a transfer notice to the accounting folks.

Cons

Seems like there are lots of steps before you can print a report.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Ann, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

December 2018

GINGER from CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH (ME, GINGER, OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR)

Your customer service reps are quick to respond, knowledgable and most of all, PATIENT.

Pros

It is very user friendly and easy to learn and navigate.

Cons

Nothing, at all.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Ginger, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

December 2018

Patricia from North Port Community UCC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Church Windows fan

We adore Church Windows. Their support staff is great and are always helpful and willing to take the time to work through whatever it is we need. They respond promptly and are always friendly and courteous. Best choice our church made.

Pros

I have been using this program for 17+ years. It meets the needs our our small church and is easy to use.

Cons

When updates occur, it is sometimes difficult to navigate through some of the new changes, but eventually get the hang of it. Change is always hard.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Patricia, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

The Truth About Church Windows

Like with any program you need to take the time to master the program. Truthfully I came into a situation where this software was already being used and not used very efficiently. After restructuring and retraining the team and learning the system CW has certainly proven to be more efficient but some steps should be a little easier to get to. Customer support is Great!

Pros

Church Windows is a decent Software program if you take the time to Master the program itself.

Cons

Sometimes its not very forgiving and thus its easy to make mistakes. The Steps to take for reports can be somewhat lengthy

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

December 2018

Staci from St. Pauls Lutheran Church

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Church Windows Software Review

Sometimes it is a little hard to access certain areas of a module if I am new to using an upgraded version.

Pros

Usually easy to use once there is accequate training to use the software.

Cons

Sometimes it would be easier to access the software if I could access it from another computer with online accessibility.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Staci, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

December 2018

David from Blue Ridge Community Church, Forest VA

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Church Windows Software has great features but could use a face lift

Pros

When I used This software I was shocked at how many features I was getting. They really have tried to help manage everything they could when it comes to church accounting and keeping track of membership and such.

Cons

I am huge on how a software looks and feels and this software just fell flat. It looks and feels dated and ultimately not close to its competitors in this regards. It may have some great features but it needs to continue to modernize.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

David, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

November 2018

Patricia from Church

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

November 2018

Not very happy with the program

Fortunately, I only have to use the program on a rare occasion. So I can really only say that it needs to be brought into the 2010's usablity realm at the very least. It looks like and acts like the last update was in 2006

Pros

Phone support is prompt. They call back very quickly.

Cons

This is one of the most non-user friendly program I have ever had to use. It is difficult to navigate and to select what you need takes way longer than it should. I have used other church programs and hope we switch soon.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied December 2018

Wendy, We truly appreciate your feedback about Church Windows Software, thank you! Church Windows, like other programs, will generate errors from time to time, however, you should not be getting errors regularly. We encourage you to call Church Windows Support at 800-533-5227 for assistance in figuring out why you're having problems and getting errors. If you have a recent version of Church Windows, you can choose which information columns you want to see on the reports. Our support techs are happy to help with that too. Or you will find free videos at the Support Center on our website for here: https://churchwindows.com/support/. Our techs are happy to assist in trying to resolve all the concerns and problems you have with Church Windows. We hope to hear from you. Thank you, Church Windows Support

November 2018

Judy from Baton Baptist Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Church Windows Software

It has been good.

Pros

Things I like about this software is it user friendly. It contains topics that are church relevant and makes it easy for me to keep up with information that is needed. The payroll is really easy to use.

Cons

Basically it is a good program however the thing I like least is sometimes I feel like the program takes you so far and then you are expected to figure out how to integrate with word. Well when the service tech states I can't help because it is a going to word I am thinking why have it if you are unable to help me integrate the two. Example I was trying to create a custom report. I was told could be done but I would have to figure out how to integrate. Also, I wanted to print envelopes and again I was told could be done but I would have to figure how to convert from notepad which the software took it to however it went no further. When I called a tech again we don't help with word. Needless to say I am still printing labels. The basic program is good.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Judy, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

November 2018

Melva from St. Timothy Lutheran Churh

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Valuable tool

I do like it, however I have found the reports somewhat frustrating.

Pros

It can store a lot of information that can be very valuable.

Cons

Some of the reports are not easy to gather together

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Melva, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

November 2018

Sarah from Sapulpa First United Methodist

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

November 2018

Office Administrator-Usage

Overall, my experience with Church Windows is not very good. I have problems with the program all the time and it is not user friendly.

Pros

I like the ability to send out mass emails as well as the search function in membership

Cons

I do not like the slowness of the software and how difficult it is to create new label formats as well as exporting information into different files.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Sarah, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Church windows

Pros

Ease of use for most functions with the exception of reporting.

Cons

Reporting seems very difficult, it is hard to figure out how to input info to pull the reports needed.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

November 2018

Sharon from Dover Shores BC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Office Administrator

Overall pretty good software. I didn't like the fact that you had to go out and do payroll in another part of the program.

Pros

Quick to use and customer service is pretty good too. They called you back in a timely manner and were very helpful.

Cons

Too many functions to use to do things. I wish it was a little more simplified to use. You had to go to many places to do things.

November 2018

Sindy from All Saints Episcopal Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

My Review

Pros

Support system is very good for the most part. Problems that are usually easily solved.

Cons

Communication within support department sometimes is not complete. techs will suggest repeating steps that I have already tried and/or the4y have recommended or. tried already which slows everything down.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Sindy, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

November 2018

Karen from Grand Avenue UMC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Church Windows Software

Payroll is the most user friendly and I am still learning new things on all of the other parts of CW. Overall I believe you all are doing a good job and am impressed with the willingness to hear feedback and working improvements from it.

Pros

Customer Service and ease of remote access.

Cons

They way you build reports should be simplified. It seems like you have to rename each report. It gets confusing for some of the people your working with. It would be nice to have a 3-5 day hands on training secession at least once or twice a year in a central location in or around Arkansas. It would make it easier to learn for those of us whom have busy offices with lots of distractions interfering with the webinars and going online afterwards and not being able to ask questions.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Karen, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

November 2018

amber from First United Methodist Church

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Church Windows Review

I love this program! It is very helpful when adding so many members to it and helps with organizing

Pros

It is very easy to work with and very useful for the job i do daily.

Cons

adding people to each category can be difficult if they are already in another one as well.

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Amber, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

November 2018

Melissa from Trinity Lutheran Church

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

All in one place, easy to use

It is useful and provides the information needed to our church body for review.

Pros

The tutorials that help users to complete tasks and the workbooks to help as well. It is user friendly if you understand accounting procedures.

Cons

Not being able to find things and not finding the reports I need or would like for some tasks

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Melissa, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support

November 2018

Robin from Waterbrook Bible Fellowship

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Review of Church Windows

Overall it is pretty good

Pros

can move around with ease most of the time.

Cons

Have to click print 4 times when printing reports and donations

Response from Computer Helper Publishing of Computer Helper Publishing

Replied January 2019

Robin, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to submit a review of Church Windows Software. Your input is truly appreciated and helps make Church Windows better software. Please let us know if you have questions by calling us at 800-533-5227 or email us at support@churchwindows.com Thanks again, Church Windows Support