CT is a powerful tool that can assist any local church in managing the key information about their members. This includes the basic information but also provides options to create data fields unique to any church. Managing groups is simple and its method of collecting attendance/feedback from groups works better than any other system I have seen. Checkin system is FAST, powerful and does not require expensive computers. Contribution tracking is quick and eStatements can be quickly sent by email saving time and costs of printing/mailing them. Customer Support for using the system has far exceeded any prior software support department. (Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and fast). And the development team is responsive to suggestions for improvements from churches. Great Tool for a local church committed to Kingdom objectives.
Bill Atkinson, Executive Pastor
Van Dyke Church, Tampa
Almost 60,000 hits for just the month of August is quite amazing! Out of that, we have almost 2600 who have signed up for SG’s in the last two and a half weeks. We are pretty happy!!! Thank you for all you do for us. We could not do it without you.
Pastor, Spiritual Formation Director
12Stone Church, Atlanta
“For reliable, affordable and effective database support for your small group ministry, Church Teams has it all. Whether helping people find their way to a group or mining the essential data you need for wise decision making, the GroupFinder support system is the best tool on the market I have seen. Spend time building your ministry, and let Church Teams track your data.”
Executive Director of Group Life
“Churchteams.com is the best thing to happen to small groups and cell groups! It’s an incredible way to connect people in groups with leadership, and it will save oodles of time for busy staff people – the group leaders fill in all the forms online.”
Q: Overall, what difference has Churchteams made to your ministry this past year?
R: Revolutionary! I went from having no idea what was going on in my groups, or even who was in a group - to not only knowing, but being able to lead them.
Christ Community Church, Kansas City
“Unashamedly I tell everyone Churchteams is the best software for small groups I have found. On top of that it does everything else you want a complete Church Management System to do.”
West Ridge Community Church, Elgin IL
“We have seen a lot of our coaches really respond to the new coach reminder feature, thanks for the creativity and keep up the hard work; it is truly making disciples.”
Calvary Chapel, Ft. Lauderdale
Click on the picture to hear Carl George, consultant and author, talking about Churchteams in Dallas on October 26, 2006.
Thanks and we love CHURCHTEAMS!! If you ever need anyone to brag about, I am more than willing to open my big mouth about it. It is bringing our LifeGroup ministry alive!!
One of our Life Group hosts does CIS for a living. He has never been more impressed with anything like he has with groupfinder. High compliment, and he doesn’t give those unless he means them, especially when it comes to technology! You are doing a great work. Thanks for all you do!
Hickory Grove Baptist Church
ph: 859.356.3162, x. 21
“Churchteams is all about simplifying the small group reporting experience. It’s extremely simple to use but powerful in its application. … I was very impressed by how Churchteams has designed the reporting system. Emails are automatically sent out to the leaders reminding them to fill in their reports. Leaders need to only click ONE link in the email that will sign them in and bring up the report page. If the leader doesn’t fill in the report, the email will be send two days later, etc., until the leader fills in the report.”
Founder / President Joel Comiskey Group
Cell Church Pastor, Author, Consultant
I am retired from a Fortune 500 company. The last 15 years of my career was spent implementing third party software on a worldwide basis. As a result I am quite familiar with integrated information systems oriented to the uninitiated, casual systems user. Currently I serve Christ Community Church, Greeley, Colorado coordinating and administering our small groups. At the time of this note we have around 75 active groups with approximately 750 people actively involved in small groups. We hope to double that in the next 18 to 24 months.
Church Teams is our small groups management tool. It was chosen because of its functionality, ease of use, the capability of contextualizing (customization) it to our environment, and how it supports our small groups infrastructure, ethos and philosophy. From a cost perspective it is, in our estimation, an exceptional VALUE.
The assistance provided by the Church Teams support staff prior to, during, and even now in our (sort of) steady state has been nothing short of world class. Our primary objective for implementing the tool was to facilitate direct and timely assimilation of those seeking community. At present we have 12 small group shepherds (AKA coaches) who support and are in relation with our small group leaders. A vital, and surprisingly powerful, benefit has been how the tool enables communications between leaders/shepherds and shepherds and me. Our leaders embrace the system and appreciate how it simply and non-intrusively helps them. From a former systems guy’s perspective I also appreciate the system’s availability, simplicity, and response time of the CT website.
For anyone interested in seeing our Church Team application, please access our website: http://www.cccgreeley.org/. In fact, comments or suggestions will be warmly received. My name is Dick Dougherty and my e-mail address is email@example.com.
Guys.. this is a great tool and it’s been working great, we’ll be using it. As you may know, administration as a word comes from church work: ad = toward and ministration = ministry. i.e. All the things that go toward actual ministering to people. I appreciate how this tool has given me more time to focus on ministering, training, teaching, etc and I can spend less time on administration. It builds needed structure fast and we can get about the business of doing the fun stuff..leading people.
I feel really good about it because I finally imported all of our students from the XCEL spreadsheets that their leaders were keeping. It could not have been easier. Church Teams is just super-easy to use and very user-friendly. It is intuitive and straightforward. Basically, I love using it! Our goal is to hand over management of the small groups to the leaders starting next semester. Normally, I would be worried to hand something like this over to them because I’d worry that they would get confused or overwhelmed. But Church Teams is just so easy to use that I’m not worried at all.
Flatirons Church, Boulder CO
“As a Small Group Pastor I spent a lot of money trying to develop an application like this, and it never really worked. As CEO of Lifetogether we provide it to all our coaching churches and they love it. Churchteams really works.”
Lifetogether – Founder/CEO
“ChurchTeams is the best thing that has happened for Small Group communication. I really appreciate your service.”
Oakwood Community Church – Tampa, FL
“I would like to commend Mark Horan for his technical support in the highest way. Mark has been providing amazing tech support when we had any questions, even on weekends, even late at night. You can tell that Mark loves his product and is eager to help others maximize its functionality. Thank you so much for your ministry and helping us keep track of God’s workings in the many small groups into which He has placed His people.”
Salem Lutheran – Tomball, TX
“We have started 40 days of community and have over 1200 people entered into group finder w/ 130 groups!! Wow, this has been a task but I don’t know what we would have done without groupfinder. So thank you for creating this!”
First Covenant Church – Sacramento, CA
“Your ministry is a life saver to us!”
Temple Baptist – Odessa, TX
“Awesome…Maybe you guys know already, but this resource has removed a huge communication barrier between groups and leadership. I have no idea how we would have been able to follow up with folks who drop out of a group unless we had this tool. We could not have launched 33 groups in February, and communicated with those groups effectively without this tool.”
Harmony Christian Church
“Thanks for being our partners in ministry. You’ve made our job so much easier this year and we have a much better handle on what’s happening in our groups so we can shepherd people better.”
Grace Community Church
“I love GroupFinder. It’s an awesome tool. I have recommended it to many others.”
Our Saviour Lutheran – Norfolk, NE
St. Paul UMC, State College PA