ChurchTools software


15 reviews(4.5/5)
15 reviews(4.5/5)

ChurchTools is a cloud-based church management solution (ChMS) that helps church leaders manage their members, groups, calendars, services, events, volunteers, songs, statistics and check-in. It gives members access to the church’s planning and organization.

Church leaders can keep member’s contact information organized in the membership database, which helps leaders manage users, small groups and relationships. Attendance, growth and participation reports are available.

Designated users can create schedules for services and events and assign volunteers to roles. Volunteers can accept or decline participation, while leaders get an overview of who's attending. ChurchTools reminds the volunteers of their tasks automatically. Events are displayed in the calendar, which can be integrated into the church's website.

Lyrics and song sheets can be uploaded to the service planning module or downloaded from CCLI-SongSelect integration. Rosters can be automatically generated and sent to those involved. Communication with email and text messages can be done one-by-one or with distribution lists.

ChurchTools offers services on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via email and other online resources.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • Justine from The Catholic Foundation

    Specialty: Christian, Catholic

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    April 2018

    The perfect software for church management

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    Pros

    This is a great way to manage your church. With limited staff, the software allows a user to provide anyone accessing the data with just what they need to see.

    Cons

    It's difficult at first, but once you go through tutorials, it's easily understandable software. For medium to large parishes.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Ben from Hope Reformed Church

    March 2018

    Decent church software for keeping organized

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    needs some tutorial on beginning and getting things set up. Would have liked a video tutorial. Maybe polish the UI a little bit?

    Pros

    There are many options for attendance and calendar. Makes it easy to sync up events with other ministry's in the church.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Fri from LIFE Church

    July 2017

    Happy to use church tools and glad there's such a thing out there. Thoughtful app, super support.

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    Pros

    The different levels of privacy/participation are smart and helpful. The different categories make it very neatly arranged and help get thins done in an orderly manner. The support team is great and they are so helpful when my computer skills are at their end.

    Cons

    There's is not yet an smartphone app version out there, waiting to be able to use it this way, too. Also, picking several people from a group to email to them (and neither one person only or the whole team) seems not to be possible.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jan from CVJM Region Bad Belzig e.V.

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2017

    Great software which makes the work in a team much easier.

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    Pros

    Easy for ressource management
    Easy for having calendars for different groups/events
    For free if you only have less users

    Cons

    Little bit tricky to admin sometimes.

    Every thing else is great.







    Why do i have to say 100 characters for cons - Ah, no it's enough ;-)

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dagmar from FeG Koblenz

    July 2017

    After having tried other tools, I´m very contend with CT.

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    Pros

    As I am the secretary of a small church, I work daily with the database of CT. I organize all our events and maintain our resources. It is a lot easier for me with one tool providing all modules. Bevor I used different tools for my jobs. Now I have all information in one place and can deal with information within one single tool.
    Our Sunday service teams use CT, too. For them it is very helpful, that different team members have access to the schedule and can drop off their information like ppt slides, songs, video clips etc. right in the event within "church service". That makes organizing the church service a lot easier.
    I was quite surprised how easily I got along with churchtools without needing tutorials etc. Most things work self-explaining.

    Cons

    I can´t print our calender in a nice set-up. Maybe because I am a mac user?
    And as we don´t use "check-in" it seems, that I am not able to print labels directly out of CT.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ralph from JesusCentrum Nürnberg

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2017

    Simplifies our processes, helps with the service planning, decentralized information for everyone.

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    Makes the church organisation joyful

    Pros

    Extensive rights management, great support, fast development, I am always looking forward to a new version.

    Cons

    Until now we haven't notice anything negative. The aditional tables must run over the support, which is really fast and surely does this way to keep the data base integrity.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • David from ev. Kirchengemeinde Wutachtal

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2017

    ChurchTools totally changed our Administration and Workflow. Great tool, easy to use, great support!

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    Pros

    We administrate all ministries in our church and do the booking of locations. Even our services are planned with ChurchTools.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Egard from Freie Christengemeinde Leer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2017

    Very good software

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The connectivity between the product elements is very good.
    You can adapt the software very good for your individual situation in your church

    Cons

    I miss an App for I Pad, I Phone and Android and others mobile devices, but I hope that feature will come.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Carol from Alive Church

    May 2017

    ChurchTools helps our church to keep organised!

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    Pros

    ChurchTools keeps all our information together in one place and the responsible person can always have an overall view of what is going on in the church, which rooms are being used, when, where and which kind of services, events, meetings we will have in the church and who will serve doing what in each service. Also the integration with CCLI-SongSelect makes the song management much easier for all worship teams.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sascha from Die Bruecke Bad Kreuznach

    Specialty: Other

    May 2016

    Highly recommended software for your church. Great quality!

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

  • Mark from EFG Ochsenfurt

    Specialty: Christian, Protestant

    April 2016

    Great software, that helps us organize our churchwork.

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

  • Daniel from Netzwerk Gemeinde Erfurt

    Specialty: Christian, Protestant

    April 2016

    great software for managing and organizing your church

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

  • Christoph from K21 - Kirche für das 21. Jahrhundert K.d.ö.R.

    Specialty: Christian, Protestant

    April 2016

    Good tool. Serves its purpose well.

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    Pros

    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!

    Cons

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

  • Sandra from Gemeinsam für Hamburg

    Specialty: Christian, Protestant

    April 2016

    Manage contacts of our network and serial mailing

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  • Josua from Freie Christengemeinde München

    Specialty: Other

    March 2015

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

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

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

    Cons

    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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