Villanova University’s Center for the Study of Church Management, AmericanChurch and Our Sunday Visitor have assembled the best and brightest leaders in church management for a series of web seminars. Attend webinars, complete course work and earn a Certificate in Church Management from the Villanova School of Business.
Tuesday September 20, 2011 ACI sponsored a workshop "Church Forward - Relevant Communication" in Columbus Ohio. The workshop featured communication expert Scott Vaughan of Scott Vaughan Communications LLC as a speaker. Topics included Communication Management, Effective Church Websites, Generational Communication and Church Apathy. ACI would like to thank all who made the workshop a huge success, especially Worthington Christian Church for hosting the event.
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AmericanChurch recently held a food drive to help feed the hungry in the Mahoning Valley. All items were donated to the Goodness Invasion Project organized and led by New Life Church in Poland, OH.
June 14-17th ACI representatives Melony Ohalek, Deneen Mueller and Gina Schumer attended the 2011 International Shelby Conference in San Antonio TX. During this show ACI displayed our products and services in the exhibit hall and also presented two 30 minute worshops.
A local pastor recently told a story about their church’s attempt to build a new church website. A well- intentioned member volunteered to “do the website” for the church. He offered to buy the domain name, create the site, build the pages and maintain the content. The pastor believed it would be a good way to get the church website up and running. And it was. Right up until that well-intentioned member left the church. The church was unable to retrieve the website knowledge and was out thousands of dollars in web expenses that now would be useless to the church.
Easy Church Websites is one of ACI's newest product offerings designed with churches in mind to make websites easy. It is a powerful suite of web tools to manage your website, email accounts, calendars and so much more. It is so easy anyone can work with the content of Radius Web Tools. All you need is the internet and a computer!
May 15, 2011 Deneen Mueller and Kim Deemer spent the morning at Bethel Lutheran Church in Boardman, OH helping members sign up for the church's recently purchased Online Giving application. Deneen and Kim helped members create their Online Giving accounts, answered questions and demonstrated the features of the Online Giving program for members.
ACI is in Cincinnati, OH at the ACS Ideas to Impact conference, where Melony Ohalek shared with the group how ACI can integrate with all ACS Software. Melony also shared solutions to increase giving, improve communications and develop a vibrant church community. A few of the solutions Melony talked about were, offering envelope programs, Online giving and websites.
The United Methodist Church, Canfield, OH has been a customer of AmericanChurch, Inc, since 1998. They use the Envelope Mail Plan and also purchase several offering envelopes to address special fund needs.
Larry Horock from The United Methodist Church, Canfield, OH uses Special Fund offering envelopes from AmericanChurch, Inc. (ACI) to their fullest potential, and even created his own design to help feed the hungry.
As more people catch onto the convenience of online banking, it’s natural that churches would offer a form of electronic giving as an option for members and guests.
It seems that an easy solution is to set up electronic funds transfer using the local bank. The church obtains the account information from the donor, along with the amount to be debited each month, and relays the information to the bank. The bank sets up transfers from a donor’s account into your bank account on a scheduled basis.
What do many of today’s churches have in common with Wal Mart? According to J. Clif Christopher in his new book, Whose Offering Plate Is It? New Strategies for Financial Stewardship, “the church has found itself much like the Mom and Pop grocery that suddenly finds itself up against a big national chain” - Wal Mart.
Christopher refers to the increased number of nonprofits that are soliciting for people’s money, and in a way, are in competition with the church. Like Wal Mart, nonprofits have done the research, and have the necessary skills and marketing savvy to attract people. All the while, the church hasn’t been in the business of selling itself.
07/28/2011 - ACI and Villanova University are offering the Church Management Certificate Program webinar series
05/11/2011 - ACI attends the Ideas to Impact Conference at ACS Technologies
04/27/2011 - ACI launches three new services for churches and non-profits
10/01/2010 - ACI keeps congregations current with fund-raising technology (Business Journal report)
09/15/2010 - ACI Moving Forward
08/05/2010 - Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church uses a complete giving solution from AmericanChurch
07/20/2010 - AmericanChurch, Inc., offers innovative solutions to churches facing challenges
06/09/2010 - AmericanChurch provides List Management guidelines
01/22/2010 - AmericanChurch to Donate Offertory Envelopes For Haiti Relief Collections
06/08/2009 - AmericanChurch introduces Engage, the outreach solution
05/07/2009 - AmericanChurch announces new Online Giving Program
04/27/2009 - AmericanChurch, Inc. launches new Address Data Services
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