In today’s world of laptop computers and ever more sophisticated mobile devices, we get information and communicate in ways that were once seen only in sci-fi or spy movies. Just 10 years ago only about 25% of all people in the world had access to the Internet; today 80% are connected. How often do you perform some type of online financial transaction, whether it is to check an account balance or pay a bill?
In the last issue of The CDM+ Connection we argued that in this age of on-demand, online information, your office staff and leadership should have access to the church’s information even when not in the church office. Our challenge has been how to provide remote online access to CDM+ data without sacrificing the power, flexibility and strength of a desktop application.
Volunteers are at the “heart” of most of the ministries of your church. Their combined talents and efforts result in many of the “inreach” and “outreach” contacts and services to prospects, guests and members of your church. It would not be an overstatement to call their collective efforts the “pulse” of your church ministry. Would you be interested in tracking—putting a quantifying number—on their collective efforts?
Summertime is a time of picnics, vacations and outdoor projects. It is also one of the busiest times for families to move. One of the challenges of any church office is trying to keep up with these address changes. Whether it is new families moving into the community or families in the church moving across town, sometimes it is helpful to see on a map where people live. A free mapping tool we recommend at our Users Conference is ZeeMaps. This online tool is free and easy to use.