ChMS 101: Go “Back to School” with 4 Learning Resources from ParishSOFT

It’s “back to school” time—kids are back in the classroom, playgrounds are buzzing with activity, and a new school year of learning has begun. Ready to do some learning of your own? Now is the perfect time to take a deeper look at how you can maximize Church Management Software (ChMS) to have the greatest impact for your parish.

ParishSOFT has created unique educational tools to help you and your team really put your management software to work—think of it as ChMS 101! Here are four resources available to you and your parish right now…

  1. Highlights from our Virtual Conference
    On November 4-5, 2020, ParishSOFT hosted “Empowering the Church for Today’s Challenges” —a free two-day virtual event designed to help parishes recover their offertory, improve engagement with parishioners and donors, and maximize end-of-year donations. You can explore these topics as well as sessions on safety in ministry and virtual education at our dedicated webpage that features session recordings and dedicated slides. There’s plenty of useful, relevant information you can apply to your church—and stay tuned for details on this year’s virtual event, which we’re finalizing now!

  2. Personalized Learning through ParishSOFT Roadshows
    ParishSOFT Roadshows are an affordable way for an arch/diocese and its parishes to take part in presentations by ParishSOFT experts on how to leverage our solutions in their day-to-day ministry to save both time and money. You can customize the classes and educational tasks that are covered, to meet the unique needs of your arch/diocese and parishes. Roadshows are also a great opportunity to explore additional features or products you may not be using that could enhance your ministry.

    In light of ongoing concerns over COVID-related social distancing and budget constraints, we are offering virtual Roadshow options that allow you to reduce the costs involved with holding an event but still allow you to offer resources that can help your users be more effective in their ministry. You can get more information on Roadshow options here.

  3. On-Demand Training
    Schedules can get hectic so it’s important to have a resource center where parishes and dioceses can get more detailed or guided training. ParishSOFT offers content and training formats to fit the needs of a variety of learners and learning styles.

    One option is PATHFinder, a powerful training resource to help you get the most out of the tools you are using every day. It features more than 100 training courses to assist your organization’s learning, and the basic courses are included with your annual software licensing. You can also arrange for an experienced ParishSOFT trainer to conduct sessions remotely, so you can learn from the comfort of your own office, on your own computer. This training is generally held in 2-hour blocks, and we will work with you to design an agenda that meets your needs, with a custom quote provided for you in advance. You can have multiple staff and volunteers from your organization attend a virtual training if they need to learn the same topic.

  4. The ParishSOFT Blog Archive
    If you’re finding this blog content useful, there’s good news—we’ve compiled our entire archive of blog posts here. You can explore recent topics such as safety protocols, communications, church websites, text giving, navigating the Christmas season, and more. Have a look around … you’ll find unique ideas and practical advice you can put to work for your parish.

Helping You Maximize the Impact of Your ParishSOFT Tools

The ParishSOFT team cares deeply about every parish and all the people who use our software, and we’ve created these learning tools to help you build your best understanding of all the features available to you—it’s the best way to make your church ministries as efficient and effective as possible. If you’re new to ParishSOFT and wondering if it’s the right fit for your church, the best way to start learning is with a free demo; reach out to us here to get started!

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