[CS-FSLUG] Church Management Software

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Tue Mar 25 23:00:27 CDT 2008

Robert W. wrote:
> EnzoAeneas <enzoaeneas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Do we emphasize cross-platform at all costs? This allows churches to
>> keep their costs down.
>> Do we emphasize freely available technologies (mono vs. .NET) to limit
>> dependence on bodies not completely committed to atleast open source,
>> if not free software?
>> How will this work affect our testimony? What do we want it to say?
> Wow, what a great thread! Church management software is a personal
> passion of mine.
> I took over the treasurer duties last year at our church. The previous
> treasurer used a proprietary software package for tracking
> contributions. After one year, I absolutely hated it.
> This program provided no way of customizing reports. And forget about
> writing your own reports. Even simple questions like "how many families
> are giving regularly" were difficult to answer.
> This year, contribution data went into text files - one file per week.
> Perl generates all kinds of HTML reports. It cut my work in half.

As well as that works well for you, we is needed is a turn key solution 
for small churches. It's been needed for a long time, but I don't see it 
happening. If I only was a code jockey............;)


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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