Technology can be an incredibly useful tool to your ministry. It can also be incredibly expensive! The good news is there are a lot of inexpensive options out there that can reduce the amount of money you are spending on technology and provide a high level of service.
So read on to learn about how to reduce the size of your technology budget or fire this article over to your favorite geek so they can do it for you.
Here are some great free, or inexpensive, online services that your church should take advantage of:
Having professional email for your church (i.e. email@example.com) is an important signal to prospective members that your church has its technical act together.
Recommendation: Google Apps for Nonprofits
A church website that contains a mission statement, doctrine overview, staff information, contact information, service times and directions is a necessity.
Church management software makes administering your church so much easier than doing it by hand that it is almost a required piece of technology for any church at this point.
Recommendation: Church Office Online
Price: Starts at just $14.75 per month
Mass email communications to your entire church, targeted emails at ministries or groups and church e-newsletters are an essential part of effective communication with your congregation.
The staff and volunteers that lead your church need the ability to share documents, spreadsheets, pictures, etc. Online file sharing makes the task easy and accessible from any device.
We hope you find this list helpful.
The Church Office Online team.
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