Hot off the presses industry news today with a big announcement from Active Network, the folks who recently purchased Fellowship Technologies.

The Active Network, Inc. (NYSE: ACTV), the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications, today announced the acquisition of ConnectionPower.com, a provider of web-based church management solutions and the creators of the award-winning product, PowerVisitor™.

This acquisition, along with the acquisition of Fellowship Technologies — the developers of Fellowship One® church management software — earlier this year, reinforces Active Network’s industry position as the largest provider of SaaS solutions for the Faith market.

Our decision to acquire ConnectionPower.com helps solidify our reach in the Faith market and is a natural complement to our Fellowship One product portfolio,” said Matt Ehrlichman, chief strategy officer at Active Network. “Facilitating the collaboration of these well-known Faith brands is sure to bring new innovation to the industry. We believe that faith organizations worldwide will be better served by a single enterprise-level product offering that is fully scalable to any size congregation.”

Active Network will integrate ConnectionPower with its existing Fellowship Technologies product portfolio, and anticipates launching a singularly branded church management product suite called Active Network ǀ Faith in early 2012.

Joining forces with Active Network allows us to better serve our valued ConnectionPower.com customers and bring new technology and community-building services to the Faith market,” said Allen Ratta, chief executive officer of ConnectionPower.com. “We believe through this acquisition we can continue to empower churches to meet the diverse needs of their congregations.”About ConnectionPower.comConnectionPower.com has 20 years of experience helping thousands of churches grow through connecting visitors and moving congregants from the crowd to the core. As a leader in web-based church management solutions, ConnectionPower.com and its enterprise level applications facilitate church growth and are fully scalable to any size congregation.

The Active Network, Inc. is the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications serving diverse market segments including business events, community activities, outdoors, and sports.