One Church

RATING:

4.9

(58)

About One Church

One Church is a cloud-based church management solution suitable for businesses of all sizes. It helps ministries reach out to their local communities and manage daily operations such as donations, events, volunteers and more. Key features include people management, volunteer scheduling, kids check-in, text messaging, workflow creation and calendar management. One Church provides a member portal that allows members to manage their profiles, giving history, contact preferences and small groups. Users can also set recurring donations and sign up for church events. The solution can send text messages through the system to inform members about upcoming events. One Church provides support for multiple campuses and allows users to view data for all campuses or restri...

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One Church Pricing

Full pricing can be found on https://www.onechurchsoftware.com/#pricing

Starting price: 

$36.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

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One Church Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for One Church

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User Profile

Warren

Verified reviewer

Religious Institutions, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2022

Review of OneChurch Software

We couldn't be more pleased.

PROS

OneChurch Software is easily one of the best kept secrets on the ChMS market today. Most Pastors and/or Church leaders are familiar with Planning Center, Tithely, Church Community Builder, Breeze, Rock, etc. We have done extensive research on every platform on the market today and most don't come close to offering what OneChurch Software offers.I understand that different churches have certain preferences based on specific needs and may be "gun-shy" about trying something new. I guarantee you that you won't be disappointed.

CONS

OCS is a bit pricey when compared to another leading ChMs that we were using prior to coming over to OCS. OCS pricing goes up based on the number of member profiles that are active in your system. The previous company that we used was a flat $99 monthly fee regardless of how many profiles were in the system. This is pretty much the only knock that I have against them.

Reason for choosing One Church

Functionality, ease of use, Ability to use with other software platforms, customizable, etc.

Reasons for switching to One Church

Our preferred ChMs with Tithely was Elvanto which they own. They also recently acquired Breeze and have developed their own internal ChMS called Tithely People. The development and upgrading of Elvanto seems to no longer be a priority to them. Many faithful Elvanto users are frustrated and confused with the array of options offered but minimal updates to Elvanto.

Susan

Religious Institutions, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2021

Totally Integrated Solution

I am very happy with our choice of One Church, and as time goes by we will make use of more of its rich set of features.

PROS

One Church is fully integrated. People profiles are linked to contributions, and batches are easily posted to the accounting module. Daily online donation batches automatically appear in contributions once processed by the bank. And then you just post them! Other manual entry of expenses and deposits is easy. So being treasurer is now very little work. Financial reporting too is good. The giving/contribution statements are handsome and nicely display one's pledge progress. And... the statements can be generated by the person themselves! Congregants can log into the system from a computer or the basic "My One Church App" (or a more expensive customized app). They then can update their own contact information and have access to their giving history, their group involvement, and can register for events and such. They can set up their own recurring online giving. They can enter their own pledge. Donations and pledges can be defined to be reported on as an individual or combined as a family. Defining user permissions is robust, so different groups of people can have rights to different areas of the software. Like counters can do data entry of contribution batches, but not have rights to post or see other financial information. Finally, I have to say that support is phenomenal. There is an online chat feature where questions are answered almost immediately. And many suggestions I have made have already been implemented. The One Church people are very responsive.

CONS

Nothing major; wish the menu wasn't so long... would prefer to enter just an amount and not need to always type in cents. Having to re-open a batch to make any changes in accounting.

Reason for choosing One Church

Most of the other choices wouldn't have been fully integrated; we would have still needed a separate accounting product. Not as rich a feature set. I really liked that One Church allowed the import of many more types of data (people, batches and contributions, chart of accounts and accounting data, pledge campaigns and pledges... and groups and events and other stuff that wasn't my interest). They allow you to do your own import (which was my preference as an IT person) or they do it for you. Searching on people works well. We had been considering another software solution, but found that searching on double last names (which we have a lot of) didn't work. In One Church you can even enter former names and that person will reliably be found. Another plus that we haven't acted on yet is that we would no longer have to pay for Constant Contact... there is a built-in email builder. Ad-hoc groupings of people can be defined (using logic... all people that meet certain criteria) to receive emails designed in One Church.

Reasons for switching to One Church

Even since becoming treasurer of my church in 2019, it drove me crazy all the separate software products we were using that weren't integrated at all. We had a membership/donation product, a non-integrated online payment product, and a separate accounting software. We were doing duplicate data entry into both the donation and accounting software... it was nuts.

Brittney

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed January 2019

Constant Improvements Make this a Must Have for Large Churches

It has been great to combine 2-3 programs into one with One Church. We no longer have to have seperate software for scheduling events, recording data, etc. I love that everything is one place. Also, I can't emphasize enough how fantastic customer support is.

PROS

Customer support is incredible. They will work with you to make features more intuitive and they respond immediately.

CONS

There are some little quirks here and there that can be unfriendly to a user but the developer is always improving features.

Adrian

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed August 2020

Exceeded our expectations!

In all aspects we have been very pleased with One Church. The team that did the setup, intergration we impressed, the accounting dept. loves it, the event organizers have given very positive feedback, and the church body is very happy and quickly started to use it. Their customer services is excellent. They always respond quickly and with solutions.

PROS

It has met and surpassed our expectations. This software has stepped up our game in communication to the church body, ease of use, streamlined and simplified our work on the back end. We went from using about 5 or more different services to just One Church Software. It has reduced the cost and really made it so much easier for us, while at the same time improving the appearance, ease of use, and clarity for the users. We are able to get our teachings to the church body faster, easier, and more professionally looking through the app. Handle our events, receive tithes and offering, send texts and emails, and much more..

CONS

It doesn't make me my espresso coffee in the morning? In all honestly and joking aside, the administration, accounting and the the church body is very happy with our choice to use One Church Software. We wish we of known and started to use them sooner.

Reason for choosing One Church

Their response was always fast! They answered and surpassed any other company in customer support. It combined over 5 other products we were using into one and made the overall experience better. It extremely user friendly on the back end, as well as the front end for the congregation. It reduced costs. We wanted a better system to keep in communication with the church at large. We weren't looking for this, but it made it even better was that it comes with an app, and web integration. The financial reports were very thorough, which was a must for us.

Reasons for switching to One Church

It combined over 5 other products we were using into one and made the overall experience better. It extremely user friendly on the back end, as well as the front end for the congregation. It reduced costs. We wanted a better system to keep in communication with the church at large.

Judy

Religious Institutions, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2020

Feature-rich software and amazing customer service!

After extensive testing of online content management systems for churches, we selected One Church Software for our online Member Connection. Their 14-day free trial allowed us to test the system with our own data in real time. That, along with their responsiveness to our needs — even going so far as to implement one feature request before even knowing if were actually going to sign on with them — solidified our decision. The cost of One Church Software is among the lowest we’ve seen for similar systems, and comes packaged with an online giving platform. We love that donors can opt to help cover the processing fees, and are finding that they actually do! While the cost and fees are very reasonable, that wasn’t our only consideration. One Church Software is feature-rich, and ticked most all of the boxes on our wish list. The platform includes events with room and resource scheduling, custom forms, groups functionality, volunteer scheduling with automated reminders, query-based reports, group and individual email, and text capabilities. One Church's customer service is amazing. Both [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] have been more than willing to spend whatever time it takes to walk us through things we need help with, and are extremely responsive to feature requests and recommendations. They are frequently updating the software and adding new features.

PROS

One Church allows us to integrate our membership and giving records, while giving our members the ability to easily update information about themselves and their family, access their giving records online, and communicate with fellow church members through email and discussions. Privacy settings and permissions are robust. Our users are finding the interface to be fairly intuitive. One Church's customer service is top-notch, and their online chat support is fast, efficient, and thorough.

CONS

We like most everything about it so far! The only downside — and it's not that much of a downside — is that there are so many features that it takes some time to get up to speed on them all. We'd love to add the automation component, but have decided to wait on that for awhile until we've mastered the other included features.

Reason for choosing One Church

The ability to get hands-on with the software with a free, 14-day trial — on our own, with our own data — contributed greatly to our decision to go with One Church. We also appreciated their pre-sales customer service, and the fact that the cost is very reasonable for everything that comes packaged with the software. We also liked the tiered pricing that is based on actual users, rather than average Sunday attendance or total membership.

Reasons for switching to One Church

We had used similar online church management software for a number of years and had a good experience with it, but it eventually became a bit too pricey for us. We ended up going with a self-administered solution for our online Member Connection, but still maintained a computer-based database with our member and giving records. After going that route for about five years we began looking for an online solution that would allow us to integrate all of our record-keeping with our online Member Connection.