A business treats individuals as customers.
A church treats customers as individuals.
When a human soul’s fate is on the line, all matters of business take a back seat. A church has to be diplomatic in using profit-margin-business-type language. However, at the end of the day, both entities are organizations that need their members to stay connected to the larger body.
While a business is defined by its focus on profits, a church has a different kind of profit in its vision.
People living more connected and better lives.
What can local churches learn from businesses to help people live better lives?
A more efficient use of technology.
A CRM Package Facilitates Church Management And Growth
Take CRM for instance. A Customer Relations Management system is primarily used to maximize service and sales in companies. Although a CRM may not seem like an ideal choice, it would be a great system to setup counselors, mentors, church leaders, small group leaders, ministry leaders to help link church members and new visitors with the right teams.
Let’s call it a People Relations Management system. A PRM has a better ring to it and seems to fit the mission of a church better.
Whether you need a basic member-information database, a mass event invitation, a visitor follow-up service, a simple way of recording contributions or a volunteer-tracking program, a software package can help to cultivate community and growth for the church.
Maybe you are the administrator for a smaller church with an incredibly connected community. Every member is a volunteer and fully participates in church events. For your church, an affordable software with basic features ensures you are able to maintain connectivity efficiently.
As your church grows, it becomes necessary to have software designed to help your members stay connected with the church body.
Select a management system that suits the needs of your church.