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Top 20 Most Popular Church Management Software Solutions [Infographic]


Churches are looking for great ways to get congregation information to communicate effectively as well as manage a diverse volunteer group and so a great church management software is needed. Great software solutions like Icon Systems offers great cloud and multisite services for your church or By the Book check-in software that can be done from iPads as well as computers to keep your church’s children safe are essential if you simply cannot handle the volumes you are working with.

The infographic below has some great solutions for you and how they measure up with the number of churches they correspond to as well as social media engagement that they have. Here are some things I noted in the post.

  • ACS Technologies has a huge impact within the Catholic church and therefore big numbers.
  • The software with the largest Facebook page is Elexio and then followed by Church Community Builder
  • Solutions like PowerChuch Software and Servant Keeper are also serving over 25,000 churches







[Image via Capterra]

What church software would best meet your church’s needs?

Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunterhttps://laurenhunter.net
Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. In 2007, she founded ChurchTechToday, a website for pastors and church leaders to harness technology to improve ministry. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. She can be found online at https://laurenhunter.net.


  1. Thanks for listing these top church management software programs in order… the ordering will help a lot in choosing the best software for all our church management related tasks.

    Aplos Nonprofit Accounting is also a powerful church management software according to my knowledge.

  2. We tried Web Church Connect (WCC) and and been very disappointed. They say it can can be customized, but I think it is very limited. One frustrating issue is their autofill. We found fields being autofilled (username and password) when you edit a member. Their only response was (autofill must be disabled, we can’t fix it). That is so strange because of all the other web based DB systems I have used, I have never had this issue. I guess their system is special.

  3. You should check out a new church check-in and management system called GoConnect. Our church has been using it for over a year and it has streamlined the check-in and check-out processes drastically. It has awesome reporting of attendance, new families, etc.

    They have just created a feature that allows classroom teachers to pull up their class roster on a smartphone or tablet. They can see the child’s info and picture. It will also displayed authorized guardians’ names and pictures.

    Check them out here: http://www.gotechministries.org/site/m/goconnect

  4. Some church management software is cloud based (like ChurchTeams ChMS) and other is desktop based (like <a href="http://www.bvcms.com/&quot; BVCMS). What are the pros and cons of each? Obviously with a online solution like churchteams you need internet, but are there any other pros and cons based strictly on cloud vs desktop? Thanks for the great post!

  5. It really can cause analysis paralysis for some. The funny thing is that this is only the top 20. Capterra’s website shows a total of 214 different church management products that can be filtered down based on the features you want. Here is a link to the full list – http://www.capterra.com/church-management-software

    The best thing for any church software buyer is to demo at least 3 products to dramatically increase your chance of finding the right software. Then, as Jeremy mentioned, pick the best one and go!

    Thanks for sharing our infographic, Jeremy!


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