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See Disciples, Not Data

See Disciples, Not Data

How TouchPoint ChMS Helps Church Leaders Drive Discipleship

There’s a lot of chatter about data these days. You’ve probably heard or read about how forward-thinking businesses, nonprofits, and pro sports teams are using data to “change the game.” But what does that mean for churches? Using data, church leaders can discover what programs members are passionate about, how members prefer to make different types of gifts, and even identify at-risk members before they disengage from the church.

The benefits of data-driven ministry include:

  • Smarter decision-making by eliminating biases
  • Meeting the needs of your members
  • A community where everyone feels they have a say
  • Creating stronger, more personal connections with members

We’ve seen the positive impact data-driven ministry can have on the entire church community.

How TouchPoint Puts Data in the Hands of Church Leaders

TouchPoint Software was created with one goal: to help churches drive discipleship at the individual level. Here’s a snapshot of the current features available in TouchPoint:

Management Tools

  • Attendance: In TouchPoint, everyone from small group leaders to classroom teachers can take attendance on the spot.
    • Email attendance notices to lay leaders with recent guests and attendees
    • Barcode-based tracking for special events
    • Fast Worship Connection Card attendance entry
  • Touchscreen family check-ins: The whole family can check-in at once for classes, nursery, volunteer assignments, and other events.
    • Security labels with unique codes
    • Real-time attendance recording in your database
    • Eliminate hand-written cards with complete and accurate guest information
    • Capture allergy and special needs information
  • GPS-Based Check-in (Coming Soon!) We’re rolling out check-in based mobile geofencing capabilities: When mobile devices are within a predetermined geographical radius of campus, users can receive notifications.

Engagement Tools

  • Giving: Manage all your contributions including online/offline, tax-deductible gifts, stock gifts, foundation gifts, and pledges.
    • Full integration with payment gateway of your choice = no more data silos!
    • Track pledges and balances
    • Peer to peer fundraising tools for mission trips
    • Integrates with Txt2Give, Pushpay, MyWell, GivingFire, Generosity by LifeWay, and more!
  • Registrations: Online registration makes it easy to manage all types of events.
    • Multiple fee options, custom questions, drop-downs, checkboxes, and more
    • Editable email confirmations
    • Register from your website or emailed special links that remember the user’s login information
  • Volunteer Calendar:
    • Volunteers can select and manage their assignments
    • Remind volunteers about upcoming commitments
    • Check-in and record volunteers or note substitutes

Communication Tools

  • Email: Send personalized messages to your members, lay leaders, and visitors.
    • Personalize content for each individual
    • MailChimp integration for newsletters
    • NEW Drag-and-Drop Email Builder: Soon you’ll be able to use modules to quickly and easily create beautiful responsive emails
  • SMS Messaging: We integrate with Twilio to provide texting to groups of any size.
    • Target specific audiences — anything from small groups to Bible studies to youth group trip participants.
    • Remind just one group about an event or text every church member.
  • Task Management: Leaders can be assigned ministry touches, schedule future follow-ups, and coordinate engagements.
    • Lay leaders and staff can easily record the results of any contact
    • Delegate follow-up to others while maintaining ownership
    • Mobile app notifications alert users to new tasks
  • NEW Resources Module: Various teams, groups, lay leaders, staff members, volunteers, deacons download custom-curated.
    • Cut down on [email] attachments to every group in the church
    • Slash the number of calls you receive asking for information already sent weeks ago!

Mobile Tools: TouchPoint Offers the Most Full-Featured ChMS App in the Industry

One of the biggest needs many churches face centers around mobile technology. TouchPoint’s Church Management Platform is currently the only app that allows users to stream media while providing full integration with your database. The mobile app allows you to access:

  • Giving
  • Small group attendance
  • Audio/video streaming
  • Task management
  • Mobile kid check-in
  • Role-based permissions
  • iOS/Android compatible
  • Custom branded mobile app
  • Resources

Conclusion

Data is a tool for directing us to fruitful paths for discipleship and spiritual formation. At TouchPoint our heart is to equip the church for more effective discipleship. If you’re considering switching to a new church management system and want to learn more about TouchPoint Software, sign up for a demo today!

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