Church Community Builder (CCB) has just announced that it has made significant enhancements to its check-in software. The update will take place tonight, March 5, and will also include 50 additional improvements throughout CCB.

Perhaps the biggest feature addition to the check-in solution is the addition of usability with tablets and touch screens. Many churches opt to offer members several self check in stations for taking attendance, child check-in, and even conference or Bible study registration. This is a great way to conserve volunteers and utilize technology strategically.

We understand that with any change, even exciting change, comes some anxiety. Even though the interface is all new, at its heart this is the same Check-in solution you are currently using. We’ve seen users familiar with the old interface sit down and use the new interface with virtually no hesitation. Your existing group and event structure should work fine with the new Check-in. You should, however, evaluate all the changes and consider how they might affect your particular Check-in process and how you should prepare your Check-in team,” notes the CCB Product Updates blog.

For a short overview of the new Check-in, watch the introduction video.

Additional enhancements to CCB’s Check-in features include:

Preparing Your Check-in
Stations

Check-in Settings

Improved Search Capabilities

A Better Check-in Process

Name Tag Changes

Editing a Family

Text Message Paging

Check-Out

Custom Background

On-screen Keyboard

Improved Security

Bug Fixes and Usability
Improvements

If your church already uses CCB for check-in, you’ll want to review the updates in order to tune up your computers for next Sunday.

On a side note, my church uses CCB for child check-in. We have really enjoyed having this feature for added security. The kids really enjoy all having matching name tags, the volunteers say that it makes security much easier, and our church is happy with the process. To top it off, CCB is a great company to work with and offers excellent support. I’m also thankful that they sponsor this blog so that I can bring good content and technological advice to churches!

Lauren Hunter is a freelance writer, church technology PR consultant (http://lhpr.net) and founder of the blog ChurchTechToday (http://ChurchTechToday.com), Technology for Today’s Church.