When you think of Vacation Bible School, what comes to mind? Do you remember the fun activities you did with your friends or the crafts you made and vowed to keep forever? Personally, I do not have memories of VBS as a child because I never went to a Vacation Bible School. However, as an adult, I have had the privilege of volunteering in VBS. These are the times I remember. I recall the faces of the kids who clung to me as we walked from activity to activity. These kids were craving love. They wanted connection. This is what VBS is about.
It’s time for Vacation Bible School (VBS) again! Many of our users are beginning preparation for this fun and exhausting time called VBS, so we thought it would be fun to look back at its origins.
Engage, a powerful web-based tool from CDM+, gives your members access to their information, small groups, giving, and more! Two free webinars from CDM+ will teach you how to set up Engage and demonstrate how members create their Engage accounts.
New enhancements to Engage make it easier than ever for members to give, update contact information, and register for events.
The latest federal tax table changes are now available. CDM+ users on Premier Support or Payroll Support will receive these updates automatically the next time you generate payroll.
We have added a new blog, Tips and Techniques (TNT), on the CDM+ Knowledge Base. On the blog, we will regularly add stories to demonstrate ways that you can take advantage of the features in your CDM+ program.
Here are a few tips and information to make your filing of year-end tax forms easier.
CDM+ and DonorWorks no longer provide the Discount Mail sort option. If your post office allows you to send giving statements using a marketing mail discount, you can use a free service from Suran Systems to get address labels and tray labels for your mailing. You will then use this process to match the giving statements with the labels.
The division of labor that came with industrialization created organizations with distinct functional areas or departments. Each of these departments reported to a person or entity that was higher up, and so on until the top level was reached. These organizations used a hierarchical network for communication. Information flowed up and down in the hierarchy. With this flow of information, ministry often depended on the central location of the church building because that’s where the information was.