Why use MyCongregational?

MyCongregational is built for the Congregational family of churches, by the Congregational Church

There are many church management systems (software) available today, some for free others very expensive.

The MyCongregational is a Church Management System with a secure database and communication portal for various congregations. It is produced and maintained by ‘Growing the Church’ in partnership with Fresh Bread Ministries (NPC 2015/508839/08), and provides a record keeping system for churches and organisations and, through its communication portal, seeks to facilitate communication among the world MCongregatrional people.

 Why use MyCongregational?

  1. This has a denominational structure, where you can view and communicate with all members at a Congregational, Circuit, District and Conference level.
  2. This uses Congregational language! The members' titles, church structures and systems are all laid out specifically for Congregationals for a Congregational System.
  3. It is affordable at a very low cost, because it is developed and maintained by a set of Non Profit Companies all connected to the Denominations.
  4. It has dedicated support staff so you have direct contact with the marketer and developer, with whom you can give input for new features and reports at no extra cost.
  5. It saves money, because our mobile App (that comes with the system to allow you to send push notifications to your members) is FREE, and so you save on SMS costs.
  6. It is under ongoing development, as more congregations use the system, so there are more requests for new features and these will be added. Once we have developed a new requested feature it becomes available for all uses, so we are all developing OUR Church Management System together.
  7. It has an integrated financial system, allowing for the capturing of pledges and pledge payments. As well as running the parish books which are instantly reported to the diocese.

Features

Personal Portal

For individual members and congregants of a church

Features:

  • View and update your personal details • Add your partner and children
  • View and update your children’s details
  • View the roles you hold at your parish
  • Access your church directory and view your church’s details
  • Monitor your giving to the church (under construction)
  • Store your bank details for reimbursements from your church
  • Advertise your business (under construction)
  • Advertise job opportunities (under construction)
  • Advertise yourself for employment (under construction)
  • Register for events and monitor your booking

Local Church Portal

For local churches

Features:

  • Maintain a congregational roll
  • See an overview of your member’s demographics
  • Add and update church members’ details
  • Assign members to small groups, pastoral areas, congregations or other groups in your church (under construction)
  • View list of members by their suburbs
  • Record church service attendance and giving (under construction)
  • View upcoming birthdays (sixty days in advance)
  • Retrieve members’ usernames and on the member’s request
  • Add baptism, dedication and confirmation records
  • Update and maintain list of church staff
  • Update and maintain church’s contact details and service times
  • E-mail church members
  • Send word messages through the App for Smart phones and tablets.


The "Denomination level" portals

Regional Portal

For the use by the Region within the

Features:

  • See an overview of the Region’s demographics
  • Easily search for churches or members in your Region
  • Update and maintain list of Regionally created Groups
  • Update and maintain list of clergy and lay-leaders in the Region
  • Update and maintain list of Region’s staff
  • E-mail church members
  • Send word messages through the App for Smart phones and tablets.

Synod Portal

For the use by the Region within the

Features:

  • See an overview of the Synod’s demographics
  • Easily search for churches or members in your Synod
  • Update and maintain list of Synod created Groups
  • Update and maintain list of clergy and lay-leaders in the Synod
  • Update and maintain list of Synod staff
  • E-mail church members
  • Send word messages through the App for Smart phones and tablets.

Denominational Portal

For General Assembly use

Features:

  • See an overview of the General Assembly’s demographics
  • Easily search for churches or members in your General Assembly
  • Update and maintain list of created General Assembly Groups
  • Update and maintain lists of clergy and lay-leaders in the General Assembly
  • Update and maintain the list of the General Assembly staff
  • E-mail church members
  • Send word messages through the App for Smart phones and tablets.

Organisation Portal

For organisations, such as guilds, retired clergy and widows, institutions

Features:

  • See an overview of the organisation’s demographics
  • Manage list of members
  • View upcoming birthdays of members (sixty days in advance)
  • Securely record members’ bank details for online payment
  • E-mail members
  • Send word messages through the App for Smart phones and tablets.

Events Portal

For event management

Features:

  • See an overview of your event
  • Use as registration for the event
  • Securely track and monitor payments for the event
  • Track the financial progression of your event

 

Congregation’s portals

Maintain your congregation's roll by keep records of members details

Reports on members

  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Suburbs
  • Occupations
  • Active & non-active members

Overview of members in the parish

  • Number of active members
  • Average age of members
  • Female/male ratio
  • Home language ratio
  • Number of members with disabilities
  • Age graph
  • Church status ratios

Create mailing lists for communication by bulk e-mail or push notification to all members, you can select age groups as well.  Members can unsubscribe from mailing lists.

Setup groups for communication at a micro level and grant members of that group access to their membership only.

Keep your service register up-to-date, with trend graphs so you can monitor service attendance easily.