Category Archives: General

Free Project/Task Management Tool

After trying many project/task management tools and finding them all lacking, Shining Light Technologies recommends Asana as a tool to manage church ministry projects and tasks. Highlights include: Free for up to 15 users Stable and reliable Multiple workspaces to … Continue reading

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Training Videos for Web Based Church Management Software

The following short videos show how to perform tasks with the Shining Light Technologies software. In order to view the videos, you must have QuickTime. Add Person to Directory Edit Person in Directory Search Directory (advanced) Add Group Add Collection … Continue reading

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Free Church Management Software to Fulfill the Great Commission

Shining Light Technologies offers churches free church management software for two months.  All of the features of the program will be available to you, and you can enter as much data as you want in a database dedicated to your … Continue reading

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Benefits of a Church Management Software Suite

Shining Light Technologies provides a web based suite of software services that manages the information your church depends on to effectively fulfill the Great Commission.  Shining Light Technologies software provides 3 primary benefits: Save Time Find information quickly Access from … Continue reading

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Summary of Components and Features

The Shining Light Technologies software includes the following components and features: Outreach Track door-to-door visitation Create and assign visits Record decisions Manage prospects from outreach events Directory Maintain profile for each person Track membership status and life events Search directory … Continue reading

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Online Church Management Software to Fulfill the Great Commission

Online church management software provides many advantages, including the following: Low Cost: There are hidden costs associated with software installed at the church, including the cost to purchase and maintain a server computer, the cost to purchase multiple copies of … Continue reading

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Flowchart for Tracking Church Outreach Activity

The Flowchart at http://shininglighttech.com/flowchart.pdf is a process for effectively tracking a new person from prospect to serving church member using the Shining Light Technologies software.  Each icon in the flowchart is linked to the page where the activity is entered … Continue reading

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Moving to the Cloud

In the past, a complex special purpose software program like church management software would require all of the following on the church premises: adequate hardware, experts to install and manage the software, training for users, networked computers, centralized storage, user … Continue reading

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Trends in Mobile Web Enabled Devices

In just 2 years, mobile web enabled devices have taken off.  This article examines three trends impacting mobile web enabled devices: applications, devices, and networks. Applications – When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, Steve Jobs announced that the iPhone would … Continue reading

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Daily Activities

Sunday Collect attendance forms Monday Call hospitals to check the status of any members and regular attenders and family members who are in the hospital, and provide a status update to the pastoral staff. Process visitor cards, baptism applications, salvation … Continue reading

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