Churchteams

Churchteams

Church and small group management software

4.6/5 (392 reviews)

Churchteams Overview

Churchteams is a church management software designed to assist with the organization of multiple small groups and ministries within a church. Users can add, edit and merge member information to form families, create groups based on demographics, interests and more, track attendance, create custom reports, communicate with members by email and text message, store notes on interactions to keep staff informed, manage volunteer scheduling, securely check children in, and more.

Churchteams enables users to identify, develop and track potential group leaders from within the church community based on their skills and passion. Group leaders are automatically reminded to communicate with staff and their group on meeting days, with a follow-up system to ensure communication and reports are completed. Churchteams produces a monthly group health report, revealing 18-month ministry trends into which users can drill down to view what is happening in any group.

Integrated online giving allows users to accept donations, specify accepted payment types, automatically collect recurring donations, and create individual contribution records. Users can also import contributions from other online giving systems, analyse giving trends, and track individual and family pledge progress, with the option to email this information to members with their contribution statements, allowing them to see how they are progressing towards their yearly goals. Churchteams can also exclude or include online giving in its weekly contribution summaries, allowing users to see what percentage of donations come from each contribution method.

Churchteams’ online giving portal can also be integrated into event registration, enabling church members to pay for registration at the same time as they confirm their attendance. Users control what information is captured from all members registering for events online, without members needing to login, and this is presented to users as a single dashboard. Where possible, information is collated, such as the number of T-shirts required in each size. Users can also register any offline registrations and payments in the system, to keep all event information in one place.

Pricing

Starting from
US$240,00/year
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Churchteams Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
95% positive reviews
248
Excellent
123
Very good
18
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
Brad C.

Great Platform, Great Service, Great Price

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/04
Review Source: Capterra

I can't say enough about the support from ChurchTeams and I also appreicate their willingness and ability to implement almost everything we have requested or figure out a work around that meets our expectations. They are also always improving the software and releasing updates often and they listen to the ChurchTeams community.

Pros

ChurchTeams is extremely functional. It has everything and more than many of the major players in the ChMS market. Church to Text is an excellent example. Their support and service is second to none. They are very responsive to enhancement requests and assistance with reports and any aspect of their system. Also their price is extremely economical.

Cons

I can’t really say there is anything I dislike. One of the things I mentioned to them was to enhance the GUI interface to have the slick feel of some of the newer platforms. In my opinion ChurchTeams has always been about function over aesthetics but I do know they are currently working to improve the GUI interface.

Response from ChurchTeams

Brad, thank you for this very kind review. We love colaboring with you guys for the sake of the Kingdom. Technology is constantly evolving and changing. We want to stay in front of that as best we can. Your thoughts and feedback are instrumental to that goal.

Thanks,
Boyd

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Daniel R.

Churchteams: Bare Bones but Affordable

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/07
Review Source: Capterra

Churchteams' customer service was fantastic. It was also the most affordable option for us at the time. However, a poor (bare-bones) design made it "seem" less professional. Perception is often reality, unfortunately.

Pros

Customer service was great with ChurchTeams. Their team went above and beyond with all of our requests, even praying with our office managers on the phone and asking about their lives. Of course, that has little to do with the actual software, but it is and added bonus. Churchteams is a bare-bones option for small and medium-sized churches looking to establish a database. Because of limited interface design, it's fairly easy to navigate.

Cons

Presentation was not at all impressive. The usability was limited because of this, in my opinion. To some, being pleasing to the eye isn't important, but we found it to be a drawback. Bad design makes people not want to use it as much as good design does. It's a fine line, but an important one.

Response from ChurchTeams

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for the review. Working on our User Interface is a priority for us currently. Our priority in development has been User Experience which is why we've focused on Text-to-Church and "responsive access". The result is software that you average guest, member, leader and volunteer use by simply clicking a link in an email or text and they are doing whatever you want them to do. So, for them, UI is not as relevant as UX. The outward facing pieces of the software like Online Giving, Check-in, Volunteer Scheduling, Event Registrations do have a really nice UI and the rest of the system is coming along. As far as size is concerned, our larger churches of several thousand attendees actually prefer the UX reliability and feature richness.

And, especially, thank you very much for affirmation about our #1 value of serving churches as we would want to be served.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Rory B.

Pastor Assistant - main user of Churchteams

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/27
Review Source: Capterra

So the most incredible experience I had with tech support was a time that I totally messed up our online giving - in fact, I single handedly cancelled all ability of any transactions going through. This was something that was ENTIRELY my fault and could have cost our church thousands of dollars in offerings. I realized that this was a major problem on a Saturday afternoon. I put in an emergency call, and believe it or not, the owner of the company called me back and interrupted his dinner at a restaurant to make phone calls and pull in favors so that our online giving was up and running by Sunday morning. Loving my Churchteams!

Pros

I am the pastoral assistant for a church with weekly attendance of about 800, and a database of 6063. We have been using Churchteams for more than five years. When I came on staff, Churchteams was set up, but there was no one to train me. I learned the program by watching the tutorials, and having tech support on speed dial. The program itself is very intuitive if you have minimal database skills. The most amazing part of Churchteams is their amazing tech support. They were always cheerful and very helpful with even the most basic questions that I had as a new user. When I left phone messages, they were always (yes, always) returned the same day or the next.
It meets all the needs of a church of our size. We use it for general database uses and mailings, scheduling volunteers with reminder texts, all of our giving including text-to-give, check in for kids and teens, keeping track of membership and our membership classes, and small groups.

Cons

Our website guy would like it if the links could be totally customized so it doesn't look like people are leaving our website when doing online giving or small group sign-ups.

Response from ChurchTeams

Thanks Rory. I was a pastor for a couple of decades and know about emergency calls. We try to operate our company with that same love and concern. Thanks for trusting us to help you serve your people. That's what it's all about.

Boyd

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Mario Z.

Couldn't be happier, does everything we need and it's super easy to use!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/07/28
Review Source: Capterra

I oversee most of the ministries in our church and churchteams has made managing all of those groups a breeze. Can't imagine going back to a life without this management software!

Pros

Churchteams is very user friendly and intuitive. Great for every aspect of managing groups including sign-ups, attendance, reports, follow-up, scheduling volunteers w/built in reminders and so much more! Very helpful in tracking an individual's involvement and spiritual growth indicators. As an added bonus, we recently began using their online giving feature which is less expensive than our previous provider. It has streamlined our book keeping process and made registering and paying for church events an easy one stop process. All that being said, the Churchteams feature I most appreciate is their support team. Very friendly, knowledgeable people who are super responsive - always get an email or call back within 24 hrs. and usually much sooner.

Cons

Technology and I don't normally get along very well and there have been some instances where I had some difficulty running a report I needed. The nice thing about churchteams, however, is that in the few instances where I've run into that issue, I just contacted support and they ran the report I needed for me and then took the time to explain how I could do it myself the next time. Probably will not be an issue at all for someone who knows their way around a computer.

Response from ChurchTeams

Thanks Mario! What a great review. I pray it will be helpful to other people reading it. It is a pleasure serving you guys. We appreciate you taking a few moments to do this.

Boyd

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Mike M.

A Good Fit for Our Ministry

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/11/10
Review Source: Capterra

We chose ChurchTeams after a long search and evaluation of multiple Church Management Systems. We wanted a system that was not overly complicated, and that could be used by our leadership team. Church Teams has been a great fit and we are happy with our choice. Here are a few things that we like

- Small Group Management is the leading feature for Church Teams. It does a great job integrating into our website, allowing people to search and signup for groups. It also helps us track participation in groups. Group leaders receive an email after their meeting, where they can track attendance, share updates, and list prayer requests. This keeps the group members and church leaders connected.

- Children's Check-In has also worked well for us. It's fast and quickly allows us to track attendance for our children's ministry

- Event signup and registration is another feature that we like and use frequently.

- Finally, we really like the ability to have a password protected online church directory.

Compared to other Church Management Systems, Church Team functions a little differently. Everything is setup as a group. Your ministry teams, your events, your assimilation pathway, and your classes are all setup as groups. Communication and tracking is done through adding and moving people between groups. Custom properties can also be added and tracked.

Overall, Church Teams has worked well for us, and the cost is cheaper than many competing products. We don't use the financial tracking features built into the software, since we do that through another system, but we use most of the other features. The interface is not as clean and easy to use as some of the other products on the market, but it's a good fit. It also doesn't take a huge amount of time to customize and setup. You can start using it quickly, and once you understand how it works, you can use it for more powerful functions. It's not the right fit for everyone, but for us, we have been pleased.

Response from ChurchTeams

Thanks for this review, Mike. I appreciate your clarity and straight forward assessment. It will benefit everyone who reads it.

Thanks
Boyd

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Churchteams Pricing

Starting from
US$240,00/year
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

30-day free trial, no credit card required.

Pricing is based on the number of people stored in the database.

1-150: $240 per year + $120 setup fee
151-500: $480 per year + $240 setup fee
501-1000: $750 per year + $375 setup fee
1001-2000: $990 per year + $495 setup fee
2001-4000: $1320 per year + $660 setup fee
4001-6000: $1650 per year + $825 setup fee
6001-8000: $1990 per year + 995 setup fee
8001-10000: $2300 per year + $1150 setup fee
10001-15000: $2800 per year + $1400 setup fee
15001-20000: $3300 per year + $1650 setup fee
20001+ contact for pricing

6-month pricing plans are also available.

Churchteams Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Integration

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Event Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Churchteams

Key features of Churchteams

  • Assimilation and follow-up
  • Attendance management
  • Batch contribution entry
  • Child check-in
  • Custom information fields
  • Custom reporting
  • Customizable page designs
  • Email and text messaging
  • Google Maps integration
  • Group communication reminders
  • Mail merge
  • Member groups and families
  • Membership management
  • Multi-location support
  • Name tag printing
  • Online event registration
  • Online giving
  • Online member directory
  • Pledge tracking
  • Private staff notes
  • Team leader notifications
  • Volunteer registration

Benefits

Churchteams’ child check-in feature allows for the tracking of children who arrive with families other than their own, prints name stickers with matching unique security numbers for parent and child, and offers the option to include special health and allergy notes on the name tag.

With online giving integration, online contributions are posted directly to the church’s bank account, and can be split between multiple funds, with full donor giving records automatically created.

Members can register for events online with no need to login, their information is captured and presented to users in a single event dashboard, and online payments can be taken during the registration process by integrating Churchteams’ online giving portal.

Users can create custom dashboards and generate multiple types of reports and summaries, filtered to include the members, groups, and information fields they wish to include.

Users can communicate with volunteers by text or email, track involvement, build teams based on their serving frequency, schedule assignments in the church calendar, and send team leaders and volunteers notifications and reminders when they are due to serve.

Churchteams FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Churchteams.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Churchteams offer?

Churchteams offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$240,00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

30-day free trial, no credit card required.

Pricing is based on the number of people stored in the database.

1-150: $240 per year + $120 setup fee
151-500: $480 per year + $240 setup fee
501-1000: $750 per year + $375 setup fee
1001-2000: $990 per year + $495 setup fee
2001-4000: $1320 per year + $660 setup fee
4001-6000: $1650 per year + $825 setup fee
6001-8000: $1990 per year + 995 setup fee
8001-10000: $2300 per year + $1150 setup fee
10001-15000: $2800 per year + $1400 setup fee
15001-20000: $3300 per year + $1650 setup fee
20001+ contact for pricing

6-month pricing plans are also available.

Q. What are the main features of Churchteams?

Churchteams offers the following features:

  • Assimilation and follow-up
  • Attendance management
  • Batch contribution entry
  • Child check-in
  • Custom information fields
  • Custom reporting
  • Customizable page designs
  • Email and text messaging
  • Google Maps integration
  • Group communication reminders
  • Mail merge
  • Member groups and families
  • Membership management
  • Multi-location support
  • Name tag printing
  • Online event registration
  • Online giving
  • Online member directory
  • Pledge tracking
  • Private staff notes
  • Team leader notifications
  • Volunteer registration

Q. Who are the typical users of Churchteams?

Churchteams has the following typical customers:

Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does Churchteams support?

Churchteams supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Churchteams offer?

Churchteams has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Churchteams support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Churchteams supports

Q. What other apps does Churchteams integrate with?

Churchteams integrates with the following applications:

Pushpay

Q. What level of support does Churchteams offer?

Churchteams offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials