Nowadays it takes a lot of technology to run a church, much as it takes different people to form a congregation to do the ministry of God. “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ” (I Corinthians 12:12 NIV). The technology available to churches are a few of the many parts – including its members – to support the vision and ministries of the church. So incorporating helpful technology systems would benefit a church with efficiency and productivity, freeing up resources for its ministries.
Shelby Systems, a vetted corporate sponsor of GCFA, is a software company started in 1976 to support churches with integrated technology solutions. Today Shelby Systems continues its vision to serve faith-based customers with a full range of technology tools for ministry including people tracking, website design, content management, and state-of-the-art financial software.
United Methodist churches have benefited from using Shelby to manage several areas of their church:
“I have worked on different accounting systems in the past and Shelby is one of the most user friendly [systems] I have encountered. It is just very easy to work …”
Tina, First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, AL
“We have been with Shelby Systems for about 7 years now. Although there is always something new and great to learn with Shelby, I find that when I called the support system they are the best. When I’m finished with them I will know a lot more than I did before I called.”
Cheryl, St. Luke Community United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX
When your church uses resources that aid the ministry of the local church, it is living into the scripture message that there are many parts…and one body.