Since 1994 Diakonia has been providing proven tools that make church record keeping easy. Most churches can afford Faithful Steward ChMS solutions, starting at only $20 a month.
FAITHFUL STEWARD PROVEN SOLUTIONS FOR 25 YEARS
Diakonia initially provided software for Windows and Macintosh computers to automate recordkeeping in the church. Today they are one of the few vendors that provide both desktop and web solutions. You can start with the desktop application and later move your data to the web-based solution. These web solutions run inside any modern browser on any modern computer or mobile device. The newer web-based Faithful Steward Web runs on Windows or Macintosh computers, iPad or Android tablets, and iPhone or Android smartphones.
UNLIMITED SECURE COLLABORATION
Now you can securely share information by logging in across the web from anywhere you need to work on your church data. Since Faithful Steward Web is a truly browser-based product, it allows for any number of church staff, volunteers, treasurers, bookkeepers, and accountants to utilize the program simultaneously. Each user has his or her own security, which limits what church information can be accessed.
RESILIENT DATA PROTECTION
Your data is always backed up in real time, eliminating the need for you to remember to make backups periodically. If your computer fails, you don’t lose any of your information since it’s all stored in our secure cloud environment. This means that in the case of a natural disaster at your church’s property your data is always safe.
EASY TO USE
From the start, Diakonia has focused on ensuring that Faithful Steward is as simple to use as possible. You don’t have to be a computer expert to use the program. In many cases, the program coaches you step-by-step through your church recordkeeping tasks. It’s so easy that many users don’t often need to refer to the built-in documentation.
Recording of contributions can be done in record time with Faithful Steward. If you receive hundreds of checks, you can slide donor checks into check readers and watch Faithful Steward automatically select the donor. Today with our web product you can just request Faithful Steward Web to email each donor his or her receipt, and then you can work on something else.
SIMPLIFIED CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS
Many times when churches have various pledge campaigns to help with budgeting or with a new project, it’s a challenge to help donors realize if they are keeping up with financial commitments to their church. But with Faithful Steward pledge management, it’s as easy as entering the information on their pledge card and letting the system email each donor how much they have given compared to what they have promised to give.
KEEPS MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION CURRENT
Gone are the days when you’re unable to keep your directory current. Faithful Steward gives you tools to easily keep up-to-date with unending changes to your members’ many phone numbers, numerous email addresses, and alternating addresses. Now you can generate up-to-date membership lists and pictorial directories that look professional; not just for your whole church, but also for Sunday school and small group classes. Each church sometimes has different terminology for significant milestones or education of members. Faithful Steward has a membership management system that keeps track of all this and more, all using your church’s preferred terminology.
DELIVERS MESSAGES TO SPECIFIC MEMBERS
Faithful Steward Web allows you to send messages to your members at any time. Whether you have a weather-related schedule change or an upcoming small group reminder, you can send messages to a specific group of people easily.
ASSISTS WITH SHEPHERDING USING ATTENDANCE
As a church grows, it gets harder to make sure that people don’t “fall through the cracks”. It’s important to realize when you see patterns in attendance that might require a follow-up contact from your church. Faithful Steward’s attendance management system has tools to show who might need encouragement.
FRIENDLY NONPROFIT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Ensuring that a church keeps within its budget has been difficult in the past with manual bookkeeping. Faithful Steward lets you choose whether you handle this in popular business-oriented accounting programs like QuickBooks, Sage, AccountEdge, or you can use our own optional Faithful Steward Web Nonprofit Fund Accounting. Our program creates your deposit slips and posts your deposit amounts to these accounting programs to avoid any mistakes that might occur during the manual entry of deposits.
Once your donations are posted, you can keep track of expenses. You can set up budgets reports to ensure that your church is not exceeding the amounts allotted to various expense categories. Unlike the other accounting programs, Faithful Steward Web’s fund accounting is able to properly handle restricted funds earmarked by donors for certain purposes. Its fund accounting is able to produce the financial reports that are oriented for nonprofit organizations.
TEST DRIVE OUR FREE TRIAL TODAY
Diakonia believes that you need to have an opportunity to test drive the program before you purchase it, so we provide free demo versions of both our Desktop and Web solutions on our website. Feel free to contact us if you have questions at 314-256-9073 or https://www.church-software.com/contact.aspx. We look forward to serving your church or ministry!
ROYALTY-FREE CHURCH PHOTOS
Those mentioning FREEMINISTRYTECHPHOTOS when they sign up for a new Faithful Steward Web account can receive 300 royalty-free photos to use at their church ($50 value available upon request after three months of service).