Category: ideas

September 13, 2017 Best practices by

The Harmful Technology Flaw That’s Holding Your Ministry Hostage

When it comes to church technology, there’s a metaphor that I like to use: “Fish don’t know that water is wet.” In the day-to-day hustle ...
June 19, 2017 ideas by

The Party’s Over…

Whew! There is nothing like ‘VBS tired’. Whether you have 30, 300, or 3,000 in your Vacation Bible School, workers get tired…really tired. It is ...
June 12, 2017 Admin Feature by

Best Practices-Managing User Accounts

Every church has a certain amount of turnover, whether it is staff members, seasonal interns, or even lay leaders. So, the questions become these: What ...
March 23, 2017 ideas by

Prepare for Vacation Bible School Now

Most churches have some type of Vacation Bible School during the Summer. Some have it at night, while other have it during the day. Some make ...
February 8, 2017 email by

Better Communication via TouchPoint Email

As a followup to my article about spam, I want to give you a few tips for emailing newsletters, daily devotions, announcements – whatever it ...
January 31, 2017 email by

Tip: Email from a Ministry not an Individual

Here is a great tip for sending email newsletters or other informational emails for a specific ministry. Create a people record for each of your ministries and ...
December 15, 2016 check-in by

Solutions for Check-In and 2 Sets of Parents or Grandparents

We are quite often asked if a child can be in more than one family so that Check-In is easy for both parents. The answer ...
August 5, 2016 Admin Feature by

Batch Address Verification & Zip + 4 Condition – Revision

UPDATE: The batch update process is restricted for now. So, when you want that to be run, just send a support request and we will ...
January 6, 2016 contributions by

Year-End Statements: A Few Reminders

One of the most important tasks during this time of the new year is to send the year-end contribution statements for your donors before. In ...
December 13, 2015 HowTo by

Texting via TouchPoint: Opt-In Made Easy

Texting is a super-quick way to send a brief message. We all know that. With the Twilio integration in TouchPoint, you can easily send a ...
December 10, 2015 ideas by

Giving and Receiving; Privilege and Responsibility

Some give gifts at Christmas in remembrance of the gifts the three wise men brought to Jesus – gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  Others give to follow God’s ...
October 6, 2015 ideas by

Preview Attendance Notices Before Emailing

Did you know that you can view the attendance notices prior to actually emailing them to your leaders? Well, you can! Filter on Organizations > Search ...
September 29, 2015 HowTo by

Lay Leaders – Updated Videos

If a picture is better than words, than a video should be even better. And if one is good, three must be really good. So, ...
July 17, 2015 ideas by

Search Builder Condition – Recently Changed Records

I was asked today if I could search for staff members in our database that have recently changed their addresses. Our payroll manager wanted to ...
April 10, 2015 ideas by

VBS – Tips from TouchPoint

Every year about this time, we like to remind everyone about some of the features in TouchPoint to help if your church has an annual ...
January 26, 2015 ideas by

New Search Builder Condition: Family Member Has Status Flag

We have always said that using TouchPoint’s Search Builder, you can find any group of people in your database that you want. If you couldn’t, ...
January 8, 2015 contributions by

Credit Card Expiration

Do you have donors using credit cards for Online Giving? If so, you will be interested in the 2 Search Builder Conditions we added late last year. ...
November 16, 2013 ideas by

New Search Builder Condition – Number of Primary Adults

Yes, you read that correctly. We added one more Search Builder condition! It is Number of Primary Adults and is on the Personal Tab.  We are not ...
October 25, 2013 ideas by

Idea: Emailing Links

Here is an idea you might use when advertising an event. We have noticed that at least one of our BVCMS churches is in the ...
July 17, 2013 ideas by

Reminders Related to Promotion

Some of you have already promoted your classes and other churches are in the middle of that process now. We thought this would be a ...