You asked for it

The Access ACS API opens up an avenue for you to have access to your data via products other than the […]

by Sally Carringer Dec 15
The Grinch…

It’s one of my favorite times of the year – time for the Grinch!  Today is our annual R&D Christmas […]

by Steve Cumbia Dec 14
Ministry leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development

It’s not just church plants that can benefit from leadership training. The fact is, a lot of the churches that are shutting down, it really isn’t due to spiritual issues. These are godly men and they’re in areas where the need is great, but for a lot of them, it’s just a clumsy execution of their calling. Some of them are making too many leadership mistakes and they’re paying the price for it.

by Meredith Morris Dec 13
Interest in Pinterest

It started a month or so ago when I was reading a blog.  It’s a family friend  who has two children that […]

by Sally Carringer Dec 7
The Art of Negotiation: Three tips

There seems to be this stigma that you shouldn’t deny a request by a pastor or director. Unfortunately, that’s not realistic. Remember the verse that says God is no respecter of persons? The same is true for us. We must treat ALL people with the same level of respect, kindness and love. No exceptions.

by Meredith Morris Nov 30
Learning to share your Jesus

Fisher Price makes a nativity set in its Little People collection. It’s great because of instead of it being a […]

by Sally Carringer Nov 21
Thanksgiving in Research and Development

The Research and Development Department (which I am a part of), stays quite busy designing, planning, coding, researching, testing, and […]

by Sally Carringer Nov 17
5 Signs Your Church Website Needs Updating

There was a time when it was popular to make your homepage some sort of quirky introduction with a “click to enter” button. This is a bad idea for a number of reasons. It dates your site, and it can be an indicator to search engines like Google that you don’t have good content on your website. And if search engines don’t like your website, they won’t share it with people in your area who are looking for a church!

by Meredith Morris Nov 17
ACS Saints – 2011

With the passing of All Saints Sunday last weekend, I’d like to take time to remember the ACS Technologies employees that are no longer […]

by Marvin Owen Nov 16
Did you hear "the news"?

2011 is coming to a close, and we can see 2012 just around the corner.  Before long, the television shows […]

by Sally Carringer Nov 14
QR Codes for the Church – More Tools and Tips

Between July and December of 2010, QR codes usage increased a whopping 1200%, and in June 2011 alone, 14 million people scanned QR codes on their phones. Smart devices such as a smart phone, iPod Touch, and iPad can read QR codes. The device must have scanning (camera) capabilities, internet access, and an app called a QR reader, available through app stores. Most QR reader apps are free for download. With so many people using smart phones, most technology experts predict QR code usage will continue to increase.

by Meredith Morris Nov 11
Santa's not the only one with a list

Think of what can be done and needs to be done in the software for this time of year. Make your list and check it twice! Look through the Constant Contact holiday designs for any festive templates for special communications. Make sure your published calendars are up to date. Set up any special events that need to allow for sign ups. Create any special holiday funds for Online Giving.

by Sally Carringer Nov 8