Why have 30,000+ churches turned to Servant Keeper when they needed a great Church Management Software solution? It might be the fantastic features, the low price, or the great service and customer support that they provide!
Since 1994, Servant PC has continued to grow with regular updates, new integrations with other tools churches love, and a cloud hosting option that includes apps, member profiles, an Online Office, and more!
Read on to see what you’ll discover in a review of Servant Keeper software.
Servant Keeper promises to be church software for ministries that want to do ministry better and that it’s made for churches that want to spend less time behind the computer and more time serving people.
A test drive of Servant Keeper reveals it does in fact have the tools and functionality necessary to serve every role in a ministry team, from the pastor to the volunteer.
Ministries that use Servant Keeper have functionality necessary for a variety of ministry tasks and goals including: managing members and volunteers, managing donors and contributions, running child check-in & security, maintaining sacrament tracking, managing events and tracking attendance, assisting staff with counseling and pastoral care, handling both personal and mass communications, and maintaining accurate reporting.
Ease of Use
Powerful software with a wide range of features is pointless if it’s difficult to use, so evaluating ease of use is of high importance. Servant Keeper’s design is intuitive, even for the beginner. The best way to experience the ease of use is simply by taking a test drive. But here are some aspects of the design that are worth mentioning because they set Servant Keeper apart from other church software.
First, Servant Keeper church software is designed so that information is readily available at a glance. For example, the search function allows users to find who or what they’re looking for with limited information. Users can search your church membership by any field in the software, from name, to attendance, to skills and spiritual gifts; users can search based on almost anything.
Second, Servant Keeper is designed to keep users from having to switch constantly from screen to screen within member profiles. From a member profile, users can find all the information they need on that member, send an email, add them to a Sunday school class and so on.
Servant Keeper can be used right out of the box, and is also highly customizable. A quick look at the software affirms that almost every field can be changed to exactly match what a ministry wants to track. In addition, reports, email and mail templates, directories, and mail merging can all be customized.
Servant Keeper has a number of well-built integrations with software used by churches. While not an exhaustive list of integrations, some notable ones are:
- Vanco Give+ Suite – Allow members to give online, by credit card, and by text. A variety of options that can easily be tracked in Servant Keeper.
- Verified Volunteer – Offering and managing background checks is easy with this integration.
- MailChimp – In addition to Servant Keeper’s built in mass communication tools, ministries will also find the option to email and track communications to their ministry groups through MailChimp, and even add groups to campaigns.
- Eventbrite – This integration makes it easy for ministries to allow online event sign up, and even allow members to register for events through their Servant Keeper member profiles. Everything can then be tracked in Servant Keeper, making follow up easy.
- QuickBooks – Servant Keeper’s QuickBooks integration allows for automatic posting of transactions. No more double entry.
Servant Keeper offers churches two platform options: local and cloud.
The local (on-premises) option allows churches to install and manage their own Servant Keeper database.
Alternatively, churches can choose to deploy Servant Keeper on the cloud. With this option, their information is stored on a military-grade secured Amazon server. Servant Keeper does the maintenance, backup, and updates.
The cloud also allows churches to do ministry anywhere. Through the wildly successful ServantPC Cloud, church staff and volunteers are able to work offsite using web, mobile, and desktop apps to help them build and manage relationships regardless of their physical location.
Unlike most overly simple ‘web-based’ solutions, Servant Keeper follows the model set by Google and Facebook where your data lives in the cloud, and you can access that data using powerful locally installed applications on Mac, PC, Android, and iOS devices as well as web apps that use a regular browser.
These apps help accomplish many aspects of ministry from child check-in to visitor follow-up without being anywhere near a computer. Robust features include everything from mass communication tools for mail, voice, and email to scheduled appointments. Confidential notes, important dates, contact information, and more are always on hand so that opportunities are not lost or overlooked.
The free online church directory and self-managed member profiles, reduce administrative work while helping to connect members. Members can update their information, register for classes and events and volunteer online without having to complete numerous cumbersome forms.
None of this would mean much without incredible customer support. A quick glance at online reviews shows how much people love and appreciate the Help Desk agents supporting Servant Keeper. Unlike other companies, Servant PC does not outsource support services. With the Help Desk working under the same roof as the developers and sales departments there is great synergy and team spirit. All of these factors add up to award winning service.
Churches of all sizes can afford Servant Keeper because of its scalability. Small churches, those tracking 50 families or less have a more affordable option on both the cloud and local starting at just a one-time cost of $299 for all the features. Then, as the church grows, they can pay the difference to unlock the ability to track unlimited families and members. Most churches are looking at at least a 50% savings with Servant Keeper.
When I asked Servant PC what makes them unique from other ChMS solutions, they said, “We are unique in that we have provided a full suite of applications to connect to the ministry’s database. Most ChMS companies provide only one simple web page/app. We have taken the time and expense to create mobile apps, desktop apps, and web apps including apps for church members, all connected to the same database.”
To check out pricing, request a demo, read their blog or watch informative videos to help you make the right selection on your next ChMS, visit their website at www.servantpc.com.