Pushpay has introduced ChurchStaq, a new suite of end-to-end software that includes a comprehensive church management system (ChMS), mobile app, donor management and giving solution to help churches know, grow, and keep their people.
ChurchStaq combines Pushpay’s giving and app products with Church Community Builder’s ChMS functionality, delivering a holistic software solution that equips churches of all sizes with the technology to connect across different ministry touch points, including:
Giving & Donor Management: ChurchStaq helps churches to engage new donors, increases recurring giving, and removes barriers to generosity through mobile and online tools. It’s designed to make it easier for donors to give via web, mobile, text, or otherwise.
Church Management: ChurchStaq provides an extensive ChMS, including group management, events, check-in, service planning, processing and more. Also, it makes reports on giving, participation, and engagement accessible using intuitive dashboards and analytics with a few clicks of a button.
Pushpay’s Church App: With a comprehensive church app, churches can increase participation and connect with congregants through a single mobile experience that combines ChMS, giving and media features into one app. For church congregants, the app delivers seamless access to church media, targeted communication, interaction with groups, calendars and events, mobile giving, and pre-check directly via the app.
“The timing of the app is so perfect,” states Torina Salcedo, associate pastor at Kent Covenant Church in Kent, Washington. “What started as a convenience feature is now a necessity to create a more touch-less experience. Not to mention we can check in the entire church so we have contact tracing records—so important!”
Combining functions not only streamlines ministry management, but helps churches increase participation and grow generosity. In fact, according to recent company research(*), churches that use Church Community Builder and Pushpay together tend to have more digital givers, more recurring givers, and a higher volume of giving overall—a 12 percent increase in total dollars given to the church annually, compared to those not leveraging Pushpay with their Church Community Builder ChMS.
“Churches are working hard to drive participation and stay connected with their congregation amidst today’s environment—and most likely digitally,” says Aaron Senneff, the Company’s Chief Technology Officer. “Our combined solutions enhance connections across all aspects of the Church; helping build relationships among communities, creating bridges between technology, and connecting church administrators to the data and information they need to engage with people.”
In addition to the announcement of ChurchStaq, the company also released 16 new features and enhancements. Among them is a new app specifically built for current Church Community Builder customers, reinforcing the Company’s commitment to continue investment and product innovation. The app delivers baseline ChMS functionality directly into the app, including check-in, events, group participation and profiles. Lastly, the company launched a new integration with Sage Intacct, a leading accounting and financial management software. The integration will automatically reconcile records between Pushpay and Sage Intacct, matching settlements and batches, which, for churches that use both systems, will save countless hours of manual data entry between the two systems.
(*) Data and conclusions are based on internal research by Pushpay based on internal data from 2019 and were not independently verified by a third party. Only Church Community Builder ChMS data (as opposed to third party ChMS solutions were included in the research. Individual results may vary. The results do not take into account any changes in 2020 to digital giving behavior due to COVID-19 or otherwise.