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Overview

Church MemberLink is an online church membership management system that helps to manage groups, events, donations, offerings,...

Church Office Online is a church management software which includes native iPhone and Android apps, designed to support churches of all sizes

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

50

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

35.13

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.8

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

4.3

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

The software is very user friendly and the customer support is outstanding. Anytime I call them they reply in the same day usually.
I like the versatility that is built into the system. It is a nice blend of fixed features and the ability to create the fields need to capture the information that is unique to my church setting.
We have had a great experience. Our church loves this software and it has been so beneficial to us.

Pros

So far we have been very happy with it and love the fact that it integrates so many other resources.
Super easy interface that is chock full of amazing features like financial reporting, attendance tracking, child check-in and member login.
It is perfect for our small church and at an affordable price. Support team has been very responsive in responding to issues.

Cons

Having to turn my cell phone sideway to use. That makes it awkward for me to use.
Hard to delete contacts because of having to search and find the groups they are listed in before they can be deleted.
I have not run across anything I don't like. There are more options included in our package than what we use regularly.

Cons

It does not work the best on iPhones and tablets. Especially when you go to rotate the screen it doesn’t move which is irritating.
Hard to edit/ fix mistakes. No lock feature on pass enteries.
But the above UI and other problems keep me from doing so, as they make doing certain things unexplainably harder than necessary.
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  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa year ago

Key features

  • Total features34
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Calendar Management
  • Child Check-in
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • For Religious Organizations
  • Forms Management
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Giving
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Giving
  • Personalization
  • Pledge Management
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Small Group Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • Worship Planning
  • Total features48
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Calendar Management
  • Child Check-in
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • For Religious Organizations
  • Forms Management
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Giving
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Giving
  • Personalization
  • Pledge Management
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Small Group Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • Worship Planning

Integrations

  • Total integrationsN/A
  • Authorize.Net
  • Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT
  • ChMS
  • Constant Contact
  • Eventbrite
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • PayPal
  • Planning Center
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Vanco Faith
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations7
  • Authorize.Net
  • Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT
  • ChMS
  • Constant Contact
  • Eventbrite
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • PayPal
  • Planning Center
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Vanco Faith
  • Zapier

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Church MemberLink

Church Memberlink

Reviewed 6 years ago

They have been proactive in adding new things to meet needs of customers. Like the attendance tracker and text/email module. Fairly flexible in data you want to add.

Pros

Ability to text and mass email church members.

Cons

none at this time

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Church MemberLink

User friendly, and meets our needs

Reviewed 10 years ago

I highly recommend the product

Pros

Easy to use for all our church members

Cons

Don't know of any

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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I have tried many different church management systems this one is the best value for the money.

Reviewed 5 years ago

It has allowed me the ability to save and retrieve information on church membership.

Pros

Versatility for end-user. Plenty of standard features yet the ability to create data fields that fit your ministry needs.

Cons

Searches of the database can be improved by adding boolean formulas (i.e. and/or) in searches to enable the selection of multi data sets of information.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Salem Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

We have had a great experience! Our church loves this software and it has been so beneficial to us.

Pros

Outreach Link Check in Link Member Link.

Cons

No cons were added to this review

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A Review of MemberLink

Reviewed 6 years ago

I have use many different software programs to manage church membership. For the dollars spent this is by far the best I have used.

Pros

I like the versatility that is built into the system. It is a nice blend of fixed features and the ability to create the fields need to capture the information that is unique to my church setting.

Cons

I would like to see an improvement on the report side of things. Perhaps a report generator so I could create reports the way I want them. I would also like a report preview screen so I don't have to download a report to Word to view it.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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MemberLink Meets All Our Needs

Reviewed 6 years ago

The software is very user friendly and the customer support is outstanding. Anytime I call them they reply in the same day usually.

Pros

It automatically posts online donations to each donor's contribution page; very time saving for me.

Cons

I haven't been able to send out 2 attachments at once in the email system.

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Church Office Online

Simple and Lightweight software

Reviewed 10 years ago

Useful for a small church that still wants to benefit from a ChMS, but probably less so for a larger church.

Pros

- Very simple to use - Cloud based software allows for access away from the office - Affordable

Cons

- Lighter in features than other Church Management Software

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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User friendly product

Reviewed 2 years ago

We have had an excellent overall experience with Church Office Online.

Pros

We use this software to manage our church membership, communication with church membership, and managing our church giving and various projects.

Cons

We haven't notice any real cons with this software. It is very user-friendly and we've found even our least tech-savvy member can use it.

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It was exactly what I was looking for!!!

Reviewed 10 years ago

I would highly recommend this site. It will help you organize details and events. It will also aid you in tracking families.

Pros

As a minister, there are a hundred things that I have to track; there are details I need to remember about people and about circumstances. Church office online meets that need! I can use it any where I have my computer, tablet or smart phone. Details come at all times of the day. It is nice to be able to look up information and add information no matter where I am at. Also, our leadership, staff, and church secretary can add updates on details of events and peoples that I can view. Instead of having to track people down for these details, they are on the site.

Cons

I have nothing negative to say about church office online.

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Church Office OnLine has been a life-saver!

Reviewed 10 years ago

My overall recommendation is GET THIS PRODUCT! I especially recommend it for small churches who need a reliable bookkeeping system that is cost effective, easy to use and has all the bells and whistles!

Pros

We are a small non-denominational church plant in a city of big denominational churches. This is our first church as pastors. We were much concerned about keeping great records, and didn't know exactly how to go about that. Church Office has helped us tremendously...first, with a great price for small churches 1-60; second, with easy access to all the tools needed to keep accurate records including the finances and year end reports. It is also very easy to pay my bill each month using Paypal. I cannot say what a blessing it has been to me to be able to have all of this at my fingertips, organized and ever so helpful. Thank you for a great product & great service!

Cons

At this point in our experience with Church Office OnLine, I have no Cons.

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Outstanding Software and Customer Service

Reviewed 10 years ago

I would highly recommend Church Membership Online. Before we started using CMO (about three years ago), we had tried several other software apllications for doing these tasks but concluded that CMO offered the most features for the subscription price. We have been very happy with CMO both as a software package as well as with customer service.

Pros

Church Membership Online (CMO) is very intuitive and easy to use for a multitude of church-related tasks. Our church uses CMO for keeping track of church membership, individual contributions, generating year-end contribution reports, keeping a church calendar, generating a membership role, and mass mailing of a weekly newsletter. The ability for church members to correct thier contact information is very useful and allows us to have up-to-date records. Members also appreciate being able to see their individual online contribution records as well as being able to access church member contact information. I must also say that the CMO customer support is outstanding and very responsive to our questions and needs!

Cons

Does not allow for personalization of the contribution reports.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Church office online

Reviewed 2 years ago

I appreciate having a program to use to track members and contributions that will produce a final report at year’s end. It’s also great to have adaptable letter templates that saves time.

Pros

It's simple to use; however there are a lot of features that smaller churches do not need.

Cons

It has a lot of functions that a church our size doesn’t need or use.

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Simple to use; good for a small church

Reviewed 10 years ago

Excellent, especially for a small church that needs something easy and flexible. The customer support is A++++++; anytime I have had a question or problem I have gotten personalized support very quickly.

Pros

This product is excellent for a small church that really only has volunteer labor, b/c the online format means people can look at information on as many different computers as necessary. Very easy to use, very intuitive.

Cons

For a larger church, some of the financial info might not be powerful enough

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My view

Reviewed 10 years ago

Pleased with the product

Pros

It is a good system for tracking church information.

Cons

It would be better if it tracked church accounting and member information, more like, all in one.

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Great service!

Reviewed 10 years ago

Would recommend to a new church starting up. It does lack so of the features needed for a larger church.

Pros

Easy to setup and use for a single church site.

Cons

Would like to have key fob child check-in. Would like for it to incorporate more emailing features. Lacks mass updating of records.

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Reviewed 10 years ago

This is a great product at an even better price. I've been looking at church management software for over a year and found church office to be the best value for a small church plant. It has a lot of great features that can grow with our church.

Pros

I really like how easy it is to navigate through all the features. The display is very intuitive.

Cons

I would like to see a visitor registration module that can easily be used on a tablet.

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A great value - would recommend for sure!

Reviewed 10 years ago

As a former Database Manager (former career), I would definitely recommend Church Membership Online. It is robust in its scope yet still easy to use, and most amazingly, quite affordable!

Pros

Easy to use/Intuitive Great truly-web-based tool All relevant parties (pastor, church staff, etc) able to view/share info in real time Very affordable! Responsive customer service Affordable and manageable system for a church like ours that is not a mega-church Very open to feedback regarding features and how the system works Anyone in the church can access their own record with just their email address - doesn't require admin to create a ton of users

Cons

A few minor "clunky" navigational issues Can't capture both physical and mailing address at household level Can't capture more than two phone numbers at individual level (although a simple set of fields on the main record is a pro!)

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best church soltware out there!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall a great program, tons of features, works for everyone who works in the church, user-friendly for members and reliable, with great customer service.

Pros

Our church has tried a lot of softwares/programs for church but after going through demos it settled with Church Office Online. We are able to operate every department from our computer and keep in touch with our members. The program allows for calendar sharing, mass communication, accurate child check and even links to their giving /donating platform.

Cons

It takes a few tries to fully learn the ins and outs of the program, but the customer service was very helpful.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Just what we needed

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

We are a small church, and the available options and features provided by Church Office Online are perfect for our congregation. It is especially easy to pull attendance reports and see trends in who we have not seen on Sunday mornings in a while. This has helped our task of shepherding the congregation each week.

Cons

I think the only “downside” is that it might lost functionality for a bigger church. It is not as user friendly in some ways (scheduling and viewing events as a user is a little confusing) and that would be a drawback for a bigger church that has more programming.

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User Friendly and Amazing Reports

Reviewed 10 years ago

Any Church big or small should take a look at the tutorials and give Church Membership a try, you won't be disappointed! There customer service is the best ever, you won't be left hanging for answers!

Pros

Using Church Membership Online is so simple, entering and maintaining our data base has never been easier! The reports and graphs that can be generated are simple to read, understand and share with others. It is also so convenient that when we send out an email/newsletter to all our members/attenders, Mail Chimp draws from our current data base to send to just who we want. With the addition of Child Check-In, we hope that will make the safety and check in of our Compass Kids, so much better. Whenever I have had any questions, especially when we first started, I received a response usually the same day, but later than the next day, awesome customer support!

Cons

We haven't found any Cons with Church Membership Online and we have been using it for almost 2 years.

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Awesome Program

Reviewed 10 years ago

The software is great. It has great reporting features and I have recommended it to others.

Pros

All I need is my laptop to have my office at my fingertips. The membership clerk and I can both work at the same time, from different locations (or the same). Love it.

Cons

My church does not (yet) have a web site, therefore we can not take advantage of the email feature.

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Organization with ease

Reviewed 10 years ago

Great software for ease of use and ministry organization.

Pros

Church office online is easy to use and has simple maintenance features.

Cons

Would be cool if you could use it locally when internet is not accessible.

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Time Saving Software

Reviewed 10 years ago

Meets our needs as a small church.

Pros

Year end giving statements are easy to generate. Entering contributions is fast and easy. Support is responsive. Software is being updated on a regular basis.

Cons

Entering new households and individuals is somewhat confusing. Pricing is a little high, but still worth investing.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great for Children's Check In

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall we have been very pleased with the children's check in app from Church Office Online and have utilized it in our church for over 4 years.

Pros

We love the ability to print name tags and track weekly attendance with this software The groups feature is great!

Cons

It would be nice if there was a keychain or some other scannable item for parents to scan and print each week instead of having to search for their child and sign them in that way.

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OUTSTANDING PRODUCT & SUPPORT

Reviewed 10 years ago

Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Pros

Our church office transitioned from an installed cumbersome church data system to Church Office Online in a matter of a few hours. The fact that our team can login from anywhere in the world via the cloud is fantastic. We added the Vanco online giving piece offered, and again within a few hours we were "live", website to bank with rates that were extremely competitive. Church Office Online has made its product simple to use, easy to train. Support has been a breath of fresh air, responsive and efficient.

Cons

In 10 months of use, I can't come up with any "cons"!

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CRC Tweaks 1

Reviewed 10 years ago

I would definitely recommend COO to a small to medium size church who wants to keep things simple for decent pricing such as my church.

Pros

The overall look of COO is pleasing and not intimidating. Thus far it is user friendly. The casual computer user would find it simple enough to use. This was VERY important in selecting COO. Many congregants/volunteers are occasional or casual computer users. It was important to find an application that they would find to be user-friendly and comprehensive.

Cons

Security: The browser back button is active. No one should be able to use the back button and access member/child information. Right now this can be done. Access: We are forced to log out of one status and have to login again as another. Having to change a person's password in order to change their access status. Example: from attendance taker to standard. Main Menu: Would be more comprehensive,...

Vendor response

Hi Bert, Thank you for your review and your thoughts about Church Office Online. We appreciate hearing from you and will take your suggestions into consideration as we add new features to Church Office Online. We would like to specifically address your security concerns. Security: We take security very seriously; protecting church data is of utmost importance to us. We utilize industry leading...

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So Easy A Pastor Could Use It...

Reviewed 10 years ago

I would definitely recommend Church Office Online to others.

Pros

I gave Church Membership Online five stars for customer support because we have literally never needed any help. The website is so easy to use and to navigate. The cost is very friendly for small churches like ours. It has been worth every penny.

Cons

We had a little bit of trouble understanding how to add individuals versus families but after a short trial and error we caught on and it has worked well for us.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Praise Cathedral Church

Reviewed 2 years ago

My overall experience with Church Office has been excellent.

Pros

It’s user-friendly and basically everything I would need an accountant to do, Church Office provides a lot of what I needed with the ability to run reports, etc.

Cons

The inability to text without using an additional resource.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Comprehensive and Scalable Church CRM

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Comprehensive church management and communication platform integrated with online giving and background checks. Unlimited user logins

Cons

Price increases and inability to repeat scheduling assignments and more flexibility in workflow setting

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Love Church Membership Online

Reviewed 10 years ago

We love this database and would highly recommend it to other churches. It can do a a little or a lot for your church.

Pros

We searched several database products before trying the 60 trial with Church Membership Online. We were thrilled with the product, and paid for a year's subscription. This was a great decision for our church. We really like all of the features that Church Membership Online offers. The directory is most helpful to all ministry leads. I can easily keep the database updated without having to reprint...

Cons

One of the best things about Church Membership is that they are sensitive and timely with their response to consumer needs/demands. Church Membership can improve the following: - various options for creating labels (For example, filter for men or high school aged youth.) - Some notes / tips when you begin entering data. We have some households that should be individuals! -an app for phones

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Great Solution! Great Product! Great Price!

Reviewed 10 years ago

I highly recommend Church Office Online to help you to ministry.

Pros

As a pastor of a small church, I had been searching for ages for a product that would meet our needs, that was affordable, and was not created in the 1990's. I'm very thankful for finding Church Office Online. I very much appreciate being able to access information from the office, my home or from my phone.

Cons

With it being webbased, it not quite as snappy as it could be, and there are a few things that are confusing. But for the most part it's pretty user friendly and responsive.