PayPal giving fund

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For UK Churches there is a PayPal giving fund, where there are no charges on any online donations made to your church. Donors can also opt to Gift Aid what they give which will give their gifts a 25% boost from the government. You’ll need a Church PayPal account – which has been verified as […]

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Do you hate spam contact messages?

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I hate getting spam, it’s such a time waster! But I do want genuine contacts here and on my church website that aren’t trying to grow body parts, get me better SEO or design a website for me! There’s a couple of things that you can do to help stop spam and make it easy […]

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Emergency password reset

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Occasionally you will need to reset everyone’s password to make sure your site is staying secure. I created an emergency password reset plugin some years ago that does that and emails everyone to let them know. It can also change SALTs too – they are random gobbledygook that are used to salt sensitive data before […]

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Service pre-booking

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I’ve just created a YouTube video on how to set up service pre-booking on your WordPress website using the Church Admin plugin Hope it helps! Do sign up for the email list to get the free PDF manual for the whole of Church Admin Plugin – http://eepurl.com/dFmsUT

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Communicating in a Crisis

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Sometimes we need to get a message out to the church quickly… All across the world many churches are having to communicate quickly to their people that they can’t meet because of the current Covid-19 crisis. We sent out an email yesterday to let our people know we are still meeting and today I’m getting […]

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Kidswork Checkin & Checkout

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Safeguarding children with checkin and checkout As churches grow we need safe systems for making sure children are collected by their parents. The latest update (v2.2800) includes a simple paper based system for checking children in and out to Sunday school groups. The form screenshot above is on the Children tab of Church Admin. Check […]

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Better rota workflow

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Better Workflow Sometimes I want to edit our schedule/rota/roster quickly, so I’ve restored the inline editing feature and made it zing. Click an entry to make it editable. Hope you like it. On the front end users can pick a service and month easier too. No longer the early adopters! On of our best preachers is […]

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Small groups pdf

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Small groups Are vital for any church that is growing past 50 – they provide a great way of people caring for one another, discipleship and even friendship evangelism. The early church met in small groups and gathered the whole church together (Acts 2:42-47). In the Old Testament, Moses was told in no uncertain terms to […]

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Card Giving

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I don’t carry cash very often and I can not remember the last time I used a cheque for a payment. I pay for most things by card now as do most people I know. Cash donations to our church have been decreasing reflecting that change, while online giving has increased. Last Sunday we started […]

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General Data Protection Regulations

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On the 25th May 2018 all organisations within the EU will have to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GPDR). That’s a good thing surprisingly as our personal data will have to be handled more responsibly and with permission. If you are not EU based, it’s still common sense so do please read […]

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Using your church Facebook page well

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There’s a myth among church planters and leaders that we will gather new disciples sitting behind a desk and creating content for the church website and posting on social media. I’m pretty sure you weren’t expecting that as a first sentence on a post about using a church Facebook page well. It’s true though! Don’t […]

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How welcoming is your church?

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Welcome

Being the most welcoming church in your area is not rocket science and pretty easy to achieve. I’ve had some awful experiences visiting other churches over the years, from the large church with multiple services to the small baptist church that just haven’t taken the time to make sure they are welcoming new visitors. Think […]

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Put your sermons online!

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You’ve spent hours praying and studying the Scriptures, time understanding the Biblical text and how it relates to your congregation. Then you preached your heart out! Maybe people responded to the Gospel, committed to do what the Scriptures called them to in the power of the Spirit. There is also an audience out there, on […]

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Recent crashes

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Sorry if you have been affected by recent crashes on upgrades and installs. I’ve not experienced it on any of my sites and test sites, so it was hard to fix. But 1.092 I’m informed is working fine

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Filtered Address List

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Really excited about filtered address list for the latest update 1.0 You can check the boxes of the things you want to view. Spent my day off coding it, so if you’d like to bless me for the time spent on it…

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Multi-level leadership structure

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Version 0.964 brings a big under the hood change that makes the church admin plugin so much more flexible for growing and larger churches. You can now have multi level oversight of ministries. The key area were this will be useful is small group leadership. Once you get more than 5 small groups, groups need […]

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