Category Archive: Church Admin

15 Media tools to use for your church or organizations

While some in the Christian community have declared an all-out war on media tools, many Christian churches and organizations utilize many widely available tools to reach more people, ease planning & enhance communication,… Continue reading

Sending text message updates for churches, ministries.

What is the fastest way to get information and updates out to a large number of people? How about this: 90% of text messages are read within the first 3 minutes. Sure, there… Continue reading

Square Up For Churches! A must-have free tool for fundraising events

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBieYjxUj5Q

All churches should be excited for this: squareup! Its an easy way to receive credit/debit card payments, with an iPhone. Its free and easy to set up, secure, & funds go right into account. Imagine how much easier it is to take donations at Car Washes, bake sales, benefit concerts, fundraiser auctions or dinners! Jesus, thank you for square!

All you do, is set up an account at http://www.squareup.com. You will receive a little scanner that can be used in an iPhone, iPad, or an android phone. Swipe the credit/debit card. Enter the amount. Sign. And the funds are added to your account!

All you need is the routing number and the account number of your bank account, and you are ready to go! No more checks, or loosing potential donations, because people don’t have cash!

*Square does take a 2.75% charge on all credit/debit swipes. On a $10 donations, they take 27.5 cents. Id rather receive a donation of $9.72 then nothing!

Here is a video for more info.

Tips on purchaing translation equipment for church

We often get calls to City On A Hill office, asking what system we use for our translation services. Instead of answering all calls in details, here is the info. If you are… Continue reading

Information about the Online Church Management Software “Church Office Online” that we at City On A Hill will be using

What Church Management Software does City On A Hill Church use? Why did we end up going with http://www.churchofficeonline.com? Churches need a way to track membership, visitors, contributions, contact information, a system to… Continue reading

What if Starbucks Marketed Like a Church? A Parable