ChurchTools was created to help pastors and church leaders manage the operations of their church. It brings together multiple aspects of successful church management into a single web application.
- Church database
- Church resource manager
- Church calendar
- Organizes worship services
- Manage various church operations with one platform
- Available in multiple languages
- Free 30-day trial
- Primarily suited to German-speaking countries
- Presents a strong learning curve
Managing a church or worship center can be a daunting task. ChurchTools helps church leaders efficiently manage things like congregations rolls, events, and even song choices for worship services. It runs completely in the browser and no download is required. The platform is very popular in German-speaking countries where worship services are still afforded an old-world reverence. There is a free trial of 30 days available so that church leaders can explore the application before making a commitment. The platform is secure and compliant with existing laws in Germany which require protection of personal data. All data entered into the program is encrypted. A primary feature of the platform is Church DB. This feature lets church leaders create a database of staff members, teams, groups, and assorted ministries. It also keeps track of individuals who have expressed an interest in attending the church, and the software can remind leaders to schedule follow-up visits with prospective members. The database can be synchronized with OPTIGEM. It is possible to use the database to send emails. Church Resource is another function of the application that allows for management of church resources. It is a booking tool that simplifies the use of rooms, vehicles, and even equipment. Church leaders won't have to worry about locating their resources. Information is available with a single click. This feature is also useful in preventing conflicts that may arise when resources are overbooked. The Church Service feature allows leaders to effectively plan worship services. Song lists can be created, and lyrics can be exported to other programs for printing and distribution. The Church Calendar is useful for keeping track of important church events. It can also be used to mark special occasions like weddings so that church leaders are always aware of planned events. The calendar can be synced with other devices like Android and iOS phones. Finally, the Church Wiki feature lets churches create their own personal wiki that can be used by the entire congregation. It functions as an online word processor where members can add their own writings. Files can then be downloaded by other church members. The wiki is a great tool for bring new members up to speed on the activities of the church. More than 1,000 churches in Germany use ChurchTools to manage their houses of worship.