Category: Thoughts

October 17, 2017 Marketing Blog by

How Mobile Tech Can Assist Your Support Staff and Lay Leaders

Running an effective ministry is all about teamwork. No one person can do it alone. In order to effectively tend to your flock and give ...
May 4, 2016 Explaining by

Ministry: Prospects, Guests, and Members

A while back (probably more than a year ago), we added a tab on the organization page named Prospects. We already had tabs for Members ...
February 24, 2016 Reminder by

Refunds – Did you know…?

Did you know that most payment processors such as Sage, have a limit for how long they will issue a refund after the payment has ...
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 ...
December 30, 2014 contributions by

The Blessing of Year-End Statements

Can you believe it is that time again already? Time to send those year-end contribution statements to those very important people – your donors. While ...
November 24, 2013 Organizations by

Suggestion Regarding Committees

Someone recently asked us a question about the best way to organize church committees, which made me think that the answer might be helpful to ...
October 3, 2013 Thoughts by

Checkin, Printers and Labels

Why use self-checkin? There are several great reasons why your church may want to take advantage of the BVCMS Checkin application. 1) Attendance Attendance is ...
June 28, 2013 Thoughts by

Promotion

If you haven’t already, you will be probably be facing annual Promotion at your church very soon. We just want to remind you that BVCMS ...
May 20, 2013 Thoughts by

Reports List

You all know about keywords in our Help Documentation. It’s that list that appears to the left of each Help Article. You can click on ...
April 27, 2013 Thoughts by

It’s Time for Vacation Bible School!

Have you started your online registration for Vacation Bible School? At our church, every year around this time, we send an email to the parents of children ...
March 26, 2013 Thoughts by

Contribution Statements – Quarterly

We are almost at the end of the 1st quarter of 2013. Have you thought about sending 2013 Contribution Statements? That’s right – I’m talking about ...
February 15, 2013 HowTo by

VBS Is Just Around the Corner – Really!

I know that some of you are still experiencing blizzards and winter weather – but, it is not too early to start thinking about Vacation ...
February 14, 2013 HowTo by

Birthday Tags and Ministry

We all like to know that someone is thinking of us, especially on our birthday. So why not start a new tradition this year? How ...
October 9, 2012 News by

6 Ways Search Can Help Your Ministry

Take a look at this article on TONYMORGANlive.com about how using search can aid you in your ministry. Be sure to take a look at ...
November 17, 2011 Thoughts by

Baptism Anniversaries

I know that a lot of you use BVCMS to find people in your ministry who have upcoming birthdays so that you can send an ...
August 22, 2011 Thoughts by

Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

Two things happened this month that remind me of Robert Burns quote that the "best laid plans of mice and men often go astray". First ...
July 15, 2011 Thoughts by

Oldie but Goodie

This is not a new feature, but may be one that you are not using or are under-using. I’m talking about Tasks. The Task feature ...
June 13, 2011 Explaining by

Why Do Companies Pay Big Money to Develop Open Source Software?

It’s not because they don’t believe in Capitalism. It is because it is a good business strategy. Substitutes and Compliments Before I can answer that ...
December 18, 2010 Explaining by

How to be Honest with Hard to Use Features

Good friend of mine, Tony Dye, wrote a blog post here. Tony said: If a feature isn’t used, it might as well not exist.  If ...