Churchteams Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Churchteams

Church and small group management software

4.56/5 (454 reviews)

Churchteams overview

What is Churchteams?

Churchteams is a church management software designed to assist with the organization of multiple small groups and ministries within a church. Users can add, edit and merge member information to form families, create groups based on demographics, interests and more, track attendance, create custom reports, communicate with members by email and text message, store notes on interactions to keep staff informed, manage volunteer scheduling, securely check children in, and more.

Churchteams enables users to identify, develop and track potential group leaders from within the church community based on their skills and passion. Group leaders are automatically reminded to communicate with staff and their group on meeting days, with a follow-up system to ensure communication and reports are completed. Churchteams produces a monthly group health report, revealing 18-month ministry trends into which users can drill down to view what is happening in any group.

Integrated online giving allows users to accept donations, specify accepted payment types, automatically collect recurring donations, and create individual contribution records. Users can also import contributions from other online giving systems, analyse giving trends, and track individual and family pledge progress, with the option to email this information to members with their contribution statements, allowing them to see how they are progressing towards their yearly goals. Churchteams can also exclude or include online giving in its weekly contribution summaries, allowing users to see what percentage of donations come from each contribution method.

Churchteams’ online giving portal can also be integrated into event registration, enabling church members to pay for registration at the same time as they confirm their attendance. Users control what information is captured from all members registering for events online, without members needing to login, and this is presented to users as a single dashboard. Where possible, information is collated, such as the number of T-shirts required in each size. Users can also register any offline registrations and payments in the system, to keep all event information in one place.
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Pricing

Starting from
$240/year
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Churchteams reviews

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Brad Crawley

Great Platform, Great Service, Great Price

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-04
Review Source: Capterra

I can't say enough about the support from ChurchTeams and I also appreicate their willingness and ability to implement almost everything we have requested or figure out a work around that meets our expectations. They are also always improving the software and releasing updates often and they listen to the ChurchTeams community.

Pros
ChurchTeams is extremely functional. It has everything and more than many of the major players in the ChMS market. Church to Text is an excellent example. Their support and service is second to none. They are very responsive to enhancement requests and assistance with reports and any aspect of their system. Also their price is extremely economical.

Cons
I can’t really say there is anything I dislike. One of the things I mentioned to them was to enhance the GUI interface to have the slick feel of some of the newer platforms. In my opinion ChurchTeams has always been about function over aesthetics but I do know they are currently working to improve the GUI interface.

Response from ChurchTeams


Brad, thank you for this very kind review. We love colaboring with you guys for the sake of the Kingdom. Technology is constantly evolving and changing. We want to stay in front of that as best we can. Your thoughts and feedback are instrumental to that goal.

Thanks,
Boyd

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Steve Wilson

Excellent Groups Management Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

We use Churchteams to track all of our data for groups. It helps us keep track of the metrics that drive group health and it helps us maintain consistent communication with our group leaders. As our number of groups has grown, Churchteams has become more and more vital to our groups management. On one hand, this is due to the volume of information that is being tracked, but it's primarily due to how effective we've found Churchteams to be.

Pros
The things that I like the most about Churchteams are its versatility, their customer service, and its overall effectiveness. Churchteams is helpful for everything from getting people registered for groups to facilitating communication in groups at every level (from group members, to leaders, to coaches, to pastors - whatever levels you need). I primarily use Churchteams for our small groups ministry, but the software also offers other church management options, including giving and event check-in. I've also never worked with an organization that was as committed to serving me as a consumer and pastor. We once had an issue with check in for which I submitted a service request a few days before it would be needed.[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] called me to try to help me solve the issue and when we couldn't, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was prepared to call me while he was on vacation to make sure we got the issue sorted out in time for the event (thankfully we figured it out before he had to call me). I will also get periodic emails from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] informing me that he is praying for me. I believe they make it a practice to pray for all of their clients. In terms of their effectiveness, Churchteams has helped us grow our small groups ministry from a dozen groups to 36 groups and add over 200 people to groups over the last 6 years through the ease of communication, assimilation, and website integration (among other features) that their software offers.

Cons
My biggest complaint is that generating reports with this software isn't very intuitive. Many times I have to experiment with various options to find the data that I want. It's also not the most aesthetically pleasing interface.

Response from ChurchTeams


I'm slow to respond, but wanted to say thanks for the review, Steve!

If it would be helpful, we'd love to help you guys with other outstanding features like Workflow, Text & Email marketing, etc..

Thanks,
Boyd

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kim Wilkinson

Perfect for our Church!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-06-05
Review Source: Capterra

I love Church Teams! I get excited talking about it. It has so many more features for a cost that is much less than what we were paying with our previous church management software. Everyone on the Church Teams team is great to work with - their support is great. They really care about helping you and meeting your needs.

Pros
We love all the features. The online giving and text to give have been a great help during COVID-19. The ability to send church-wide emails and text messages without an outside party is time saving. We are just starting to use the registration feature and love it. I can't say enough good about it. We are very excited about all the opportunities to implement the various features - having different ministries use the scheduling feature is next on the list. Customer service has been excellent. If I can't get the needed help from a video or the knowledge base, the support team has always been prompt in replying and helping.

Cons
The only thing I currently know is that it would be nice to be able to pause and edit an email without deleting it and re-creating it.

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Andrew Bullock

Get's the Job Done- But Quirky, Clunky and Not User Friendly

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-05-28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Overall Churchteams meets several needs for our organization at a price point that we can afford. We use church teams to - Keep track of member information - Capture information and follow up with first time guests - Kids' ministry check-in -Volunteer check-in - Managing Volunteer Teams - Small groups rosters - Keep track of people's discipleship journey (taking Next Steps). I love the fact that Church teams allows us to make notes shepherding between multiple pastors, elders and small group leaders. The same goes for Guest Follow Up. Church teams allows us to keep the follow up process running smoothly.

Cons
Clunky user interface. Navigation of the menus and features of church teams feels like just a mountain of black text on a white background. It's hard to locate the things we need when we need them. Use of color and/or icons could make this more user friendly. I know Church Teams CAN do so many wonderful things but often it is a headache to figure out HOW to get Church Teams to do it. Setting up check-ins has way to many steps and crazy variables. Making us manually resize images and enter their html in order to get our logo to appear on name tags doesn't feel like something I as the user should be doing. The same goes for having us program our own booleans to print silent and format margins and download archived editions of Mozilla Firefox in order to run it on a Mac. We use the "Groups" Feature to do many things beyond just organizing small groups. We keep track of volunteer serving teams, outreach events and discipleship classes. However when creating a new "group" it's really time consuming to have to enter all the different required fields that really aren't applicable to all types of Groups. For example Serving Teams don't need a meeting time or location because they always serve Sunday Mornings at the church but the time varies from team to team and service to service. It's really pointless and time consuming to need to enter that information for all Groups when the majority of Groups don't require that type of information.

Response from ChurchTeams


Andrew, this is a really helpful review for us. We are working on many of the things you suggest in the Cons section and are excited about the future. The Search page that you login to is in production now and should be rolled out soon. I think you'll find it a huge improvement in many of the areas you mention. Thanks for taking the time to do this and feel free to stay in touch with us on this stuff directly as well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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phoebe Metri

Easy to use

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-17
Review Source: Capterra

It was a great addition when the church added to the system.

Pros
It's easy to use. Entering the information for each student is easy and quick with enough fields to use or add your own field. Keeping track of each week and going back is very useful. The software customized each group of the church, for example, elementary, servants, Elders, Campers, retreat registration... so it's easy to go back and access any group you looking for. I used to keep the groups in an excel and that wasn't working well.

Cons
Since I am a weekly user, I find it easy to access with a password to fill or retrieve information regarding any group from the church. I never encounter a problem with the system.

Response from ChurchTeams


Thank you for the kind review and rating, Phoebe!

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Churchteams pricing

Starting from
$240/year
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30-day free trial, no credit card required.

Pricing is based on the number of people stored in the database.

1-150: $240 per year + $120 setup fee
151-500: $480 per year + $240 setup fee
501-1000: $750 per year + $375 setup fee
1001-2000: $990 per year + $495 setup fee
2001-4000: $1320 per year + $660 setup fee
4001-6000: $1650 per year + $825 setup fee
6001-8000: $1990 per year + 995 setup fee
8001-10000: $2300 per year + $1150 setup fee
10001-15000: $2800 per year + $1400 setup fee
15001-20000: $3300 per year + $1650 setup fee
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6-month pricing plans are also available.

Churchteams features

Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments

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Event Management (59 other apps)
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Additional information for Churchteams

Key features of Churchteams

  • Membership management
  • Private staff notes
  • Google Maps integration
  • Member groups and families
  • Assimilation and follow-up
  • Child check-in
  • Batch contribution entry
  • Online event registration
  • Online member directory
  • Volunteer registration
  • Attendance management
  • Team leader notifications
  • Group communication reminders
  • Customizable page designs
  • Custom reporting
  • Online giving
  • Email and text messaging
  • Name tag printing
  • Mail merge
  • Multi-location support
  • Pledge tracking
  • Custom information fields
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Benefits

Churchteams’ child check-in feature allows for the tracking of children who arrive with families other than their own, prints name stickers with matching unique security numbers for parent and child, and offers the option to include special health and allergy notes on the name tag.

With online giving integration, online contributions are posted directly to the church’s bank account, and can be split between multiple funds, with full donor giving records automatically created.

Members can register for events online with no need to login, their information is captured and presented to users in a single event dashboard, and online payments can be taken during the registration process by integrating Churchteams’ online giving portal.

Users can create custom dashboards and generate multiple types of reports and summaries, filtered to include the members, groups, and information fields they wish to include.

Users can communicate with volunteers by text or email, track involvement, build teams based on their serving frequency, schedule assignments in the church calendar, and send team leaders and volunteers notifications and reminders when they are due to serve.