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February 15, 2011 Uncategorized by

New Option for Driving Directions or Maps

Recently, Julie Jordan (Bellevue Arlington) contacted me after she had tried to go see a recent visitor and got confusing directions when clicking on the ...
February 13, 2011 Explaining by

Just Added Member Status

What is a ‘Just Added’ Member Status and Why Are all those Tasks on my Homepage?! Every new record that is added to BVCMS will ...
February 12, 2011 Feedback by

How are we doing?

Just thought I’d make a spot for you to give us some feedback. Let us know how we are doing. If you have some good ...
January 21, 2011 HowTo by

Contribution Statements–Minimum Amount

In this economy, I think we all want to be good stewards of God’s resources. Therefore, it seemed like a good idea to create a ...
January 14, 2011 News by

Photos Made Easy

Do I know him? How many times have you seen a name or been told about a church member and had that same thought? We’ve ...
December 29, 2010 Explaining by

Organizations for Recurring Events

This article was originally posted in Dec. 2010. This was long before the name change from BVCMS to TouchPoint. However, the information contained is still ...
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 ...
November 14, 2010 News by

Hosting Boasting Update

We now have 27 churches hosted at bvcms.com. These churches range from small start-ups to large 5,000+ member churches. From the west coast to the ...
November 4, 2010 welcome by

New Website

I hope you like our new website. We have had lots of compliments on it so far. The combination of professional design by the great ...
June 14, 2010 Online Registration by

Paperless Registration

This article was published in June, 2010. This was several years prior to the name change to TouchPoint Software. The BVCMS team has had an ...
February 17, 2010 HowTo by

Small Groups Within Organizations

The following link: bvcms.s3.amazonaws.com/Wheel/Wheel.html will take you to the screencast  demonstrating how to create and use small groups – i.e. groups within an organization. If ...
January 31, 2010 new features by

So much to say, so little time

I’ve heard that said as “so much to do, so little time.” Well we have not lacked for doing. Just for saying much about what ...
May 27, 2009 plans by

Hosting Boasting

Well not that much to boast about but it’s a milestone anyway. We now have three churches setup for hosting at bvcms.com. Here’s how it ...
May 20, 2009 plans by

Big Targets: Child check-in touch screens

I have finally found some time to work on the child check-in module. Got the go-ahead to do it back last January but too many ...
May 7, 2009 HowTo by

How to build a database of people

As churches choose to use BVCMS as their church management system, I’ll be doing a lot of conversions of data from existing systems. That’s a ...
December 28, 2008 HowTo by

Off-site Attendance

Mission Trips – Choir Tours – Student Ministry Camps These are all Bellevue sponsored events that take our members out of town. We want to ...
September 2, 2008 Explaining by

Finding the Right Words

As many of you know, we are now using CMS2 to enter all information regarding a contact and are no longer doing this in CMS1. ...

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