What Are Some Of The Best Church Management Software

Hannah Bower
Aug 7, 2017 9:15:00 AM

The right church management software benefits and provides value to your church in many different ways.

That being said, how do you know which church management software to use?

Here is a list with reviews of the top 5 highly rated church management software:

1. SimpleChurch

SimpleChurch's mission statement is "no one slips through the cracks".

Their software is set up in a way that ensures you have the system in place to input and keep track of members' and visitors' information, in an organized way.

You have options within the software to assign people to certain groups and mass contact them, or even schedule specific interactions for different staff members or leaders to make.

SimpleChurch's mass contact makes announcements and reminders easy for you.

Not only can you email through mass contact, but you can send text messages to your congregation from your computer.

SimpleChurch makes sure that everyone has the option to be contacted in different ways, to ensure their mission statement "no one slips through the cracks" reigns true.

The software has other features - to ensure simplicity for you - such as:

  • Online Giving - Easy tracking through reports so you can identify didn't trends
  • SimpleChurch CRM - Attendance tracking system allows you to see trends and absences as well as easy child check-in
  • Calendar - Manage all your church events or even have the option for people to rent out or reserve certain rooms within your building
  • Background Checks - Integrated with Protect My Ministry, the background check features allows you to upload background checks into the software, and they will send off you background check for you
  • Mobile Integration - Add, edit, or check-in all from your phone

Here's what people are saying on their website:

Jesus is all about people. We are able to keep up with and minister to people very effectivelythrough SimpleChurchCRM.
— Dr. Rich Kincl
LOVE LOVE LOVE this thing! Great idea and execution and your customer support is stellar.
— Brian W.
SimpleChurch CRM has made it much easier for me to do the work in my ministry area. The program is very user friendly. The Kid-Friendly check-in using the RFID cards makes attendance fast, fun & accurate.
— Sue Gee

2. Breeze ChMS

Breeze ChMS is a cloud based software that is centered around helping small and mid-size churches keep their database up to date and easy to manage.

The database is set up so that you can quickly look people up and find all their information in one place.

You can store unlimited information for any one person by using custom fields.

You can also assign a tag to someone to form different groups within the software, such as volunteers, leaders, children workers, ect.

As well as keeping track of members giving and contributions through reports, you have easy to set up child check-in, and system integration assistance!

Moving your database into a new software can be a pain, but Breeze does it for no extra charge when you sign up!

Some other features Breeze ChMS offers:

  • Text Giving
  • Year End Giving Statements
  • Event Registration
  • MailChimp Integration
  • Mass Emailing and Texting
  • Printable Directories
  • Mobile, Desktop, and Tablet Accessible

Here is what people are saying about Breeze:

I sincerely love Breeze - thanks for a great product, great support, and being willing to keep developing new and improved features. I'm a big fan :) -LJ Harry, Apostolic Church
Breeze is everything we need in a church management system. It's easy to use, intuitive, and user friendly. The fact that it's cloud-based makes Breeze even more appealing--we can access it from anywhere, at anytime, without the hassle of downloading or updating software. In every way, Breeze lives up to its name. - Josh Anderson, The Heart

3. Planning Center Online 

Planning Center Online, much like SimpleChurch and Breeze ChMS, have options for online giving, registration, check-in, and are mobile friendly.

However, Planning Center offers a different feature by allowing you to plan your services down to the minute.

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Planning Center allows you to schedule songs, transitions, and speakers to help structure your services, but that isn't all.

The software allows you to send automated schedule reminders via email or text message.

As well, users can block off any dates that they will not be available within the calendar to avoid any conflict.

You can also set up repeat scheduling allowing you to schedule songs for your worship services every other week, or once a month.

Planning Center has an app so your team members can be alerted and check their schedule whenever and wherever.

Here's what people are saying about Planning Center Online:

"I couldn't imagine church service planning without PCO!" -Kevin McKelvy, Worship Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church
"It's really good to manage sunday services, helps to keep track of all members and volunteers." -Veralucia Rosales, Missions director, Casa de Libertad


Church management software to help keep your church organized, make sure you have all necessary information on your members, and even help plan your services for you.

However, not all software is great software.

Take a look at the different needs in your church, and see if one of these platforms can help meet the needs that you have!


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