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ChurchDesk: Past, Present and Future

By Christian Steffensen in product development, News, company

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A lot has happened at ChurchDesk in the last year. Most importantly, we have become a truly integrated Church Engagement Platform, which helps churches across the country communicate with thousands of people every day.

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Sorry. We didn’t mean to mislead you.

By Christian Steffensen in church communication, News, customer success, transparency, message from the founder

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We have been accused of purposely misleading people into thinking we had a working relationship with specific people at a diocese.

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We are ChurchDesk: Meet Stephane

By Natalie Clifton in News, we are churchdesk, company

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At ChurchDesk we are proud to have such a hardworking team. We want you to see their brilliance too, so we will be giving you an introduction to some our employees and an insight into what they do over the following series of articles.

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[Infographic] How a church went from 0 to 600 contacts

By Troels Bødker Feodor Nielsen in Newsletter, people, infographic, Customer Stories

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Churches work hard to collect data on their members and others who visit the church in order to communicate with them digitally via e-mail newsletters and other online channels. Hence, we have asked a ChurchDesk customer to share the four key points they used to go from 0 to 600 contacts. Take a look at their advice in the infographic below.

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Must churches survive at the detriment of religion?

By Elliot Robinson in religion, room bookings, Engage & Grow

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The church can sustain itself – but is it sacrificing religion to do this?

The United Kingdom’s biggest and most beautiful buildings are its churches. But they are also its emptiest. Recent church reports indicate more than a quarter of churches have fewer than 20 worshippers on a Sunday, and in rural areas this slips to fewer than 10. Left alone, these buildings may slowly start to shut, and then rot. To avoid this we need a communal solution.

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Meet Customer Success

By Natalie Clifton in News, customer success

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ChurchDesk prides itself on being there for its customers round the clock, with multiple online tips, helpful guides and Customer Success Managers to solve whatever your question might be. With rapidly expanding membership (currently boasting over 10,000 members), customer success is a huge priority for us.

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We are ChurchDesk: Meet Matthias

By Natalie Clifton in News, we are churchdesk, tech, company

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At ChurchDesk we are proud to have such a hardworking team. We want you to see their brilliance too, so we will be giving you an introduction to some our employees and an insight into what they do over following series of articles.

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Customer Case: A more desirable way to engage the community

By Elliot Robinson in church communication, Case Study, people, Customer Stories

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Better data, better communication, better future

At ChurchDesk we are always keen to hear how our customers are doing, so we sat down with The Revd Gerry Sykes to talk about how he felt his churches, St Paul’s and St Michael’s Wakefield, were getting on.

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How do you solve a problem like (an absent) Maria?

By Natalie Clifton in church communication, youth congregation, Engage & Grow

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Inviting back the church’s lost generation

Where’s Wally (and his friends)?

The church currently faces a dilemma. Where have its young adults gone, and how can it get them back? Over the last few decades it has become clear that less and less young people are joining and staying within the church. According to a recent report from The Guardian, the average age of congregations in the Church of England is now 62. Young adults today are more likely to claim no religious affiliation, and less likely to attend worship. They marry later, have children later (with more and more having none at all) meaning they miss important milestones to get involved in the church early on.

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You say "Too old, too small". We say "Have a little faith".

By Elliot Robinson in church management system, save time, costs, Engage & Grow

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At ChurchDesk we often hear churches commenting that they’re too old or too small to really benefit from a church management system. They mention that not enough of their congregation use computers, or that it’s difficult to set up; It’s too costly, and they wouldn’t save enough time on admin. We disagree, and want you to know why.

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