Church Management Software: Top 5

Choosing the best Church Management Software (sometimes called Church Management System) (ChMS) for your church is a big decision. As a church leader, you want to recommend a Church Management Software that staff and volunteers alike can adopt, learn and get behind, and use for a long time. A ChMS solution should manage and streamline many processes (business, operations, communication, website) and track key metrics from your database. As I have interacted with church leaders in churches large and small, I find the list below to be the best 5 church management software.

Note: The list below is not meant to exclude other Church Management Software from your research. This simple top 5 list should be used as a trusted starting point and guide for your research. Though the list below is is not free Church Management Software, you should consider researching free software available depending on your church size and needs.

Church Management Software Top 5

 

1. RockRMS

Rock RMS is a community supported open-source Church Management Software that provides innovative features to churches of all sizes.

RockRMS also integrates with several solutions for onliving giving for churches and church accounting software.

Church Software Features

Attendance Data Tracking
Child Check-in
Events Management
Member Directory
Member Portal
Multi-Site Management
Online Giving (donations)
Pledge Management
Small Group Management
Volunteer Management
Support

 

2. Church Community Builder

Church Community Builder is a cloud-based church management software designed to empower leaders to be more effective and grow disciples. Our user-friendly church management software helps you create effective, organized systems and processes that you can access from anywhere. Features include check-in tools, contribution/fund management and online giving, forms, volunteer management, guest followup, metrics dashboards, mobile apps, and much more. We also provide church management software implementation coaching to help you succeed.

Church Software Features

Attendance Tracking
Child Check-in
Event Management
Member/Membership Directory
Member Portal
Multi-Site Management
Online Giving
Pledge Management
Small Group Management
Volunteer Management

 

3. Planning Center

At Planning Center, we are passionate about helping churches by making great applications that are affordable, powerful, and easy to use on any device. We do that through several different products: Check-Ins, Giving, Groups, People, Registrations, Resources and Services. Each software product is continually updated to make it the best in its market today!

Planning center offers a full suite of management software programs for organizations that need to streamline their tech stack.

Church Software Features

Attendance Tracking
Child Check-in
Events Management
Member/Membership Directory
Member Portal
Multi-Site Management
Online Giving
Small Group Management
Volunteer Management

 

4. FellowshipOne

FellowshipOne, web-based church management software, helps churches of any size become more effective in ministry, more efficient in administration, with the essential information to make decisions. FellowshipOne provides a unique 360-degree, single view of the family including individuals, their involvement and their needs so the church can personalize their care. FellowshipOne is used by ministries large and small. We are also proud to be able to offer a congregant-facing app for your congregation called MinistryOne!

 

Church Software Features

Accounting Integration
Attendance Tracking
Child Check-in
Events Management
Member Directory
Member Portal
Multi-Site Management
Online Giving/ Donor Tool
Pledge Management System
Small Group Management
Volunteer Management

 

5. Ministry Platform

Large & multi-site church software to assist with and manage all aspects of church administration. Web browser based! Current churches range in size from 1,500 to 45,000 in total weekly attendance.

Church Software Features

Attendance Tracking
Child Check-in
Events Management
Member Directory
Member Portal
Multi-Site Management
Online Giving
Pledge Management
Small Group Management
Volunteer Management

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Josh Breland

Josh Breland started Churchlytics to equip church leaders with analytics dashboards and strategy. He also leads communications and strategic initiatives at College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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