I’m involved in a church plant and we hope to launch after a series of preview services on January 10 2010. Church plant people will know that money does not grow on trees, so we need to come up with lots of imaginative ways to save cash.
One way of saving money is to write our own church database system. This will end up potentially saving us $$$ every month that would normally go to a company like Fellowship One.
Initially our system will allow us to record adults and kids attending our services, and record giving. The system will also provide a range of reports and email functionality.
I hope to chronicle the development of this system – codenamed StoryChurchDB – over at my geek blog snowjunkiedev.wordpress.com. In the future we will probably look at making it generic and available to other churches, so please feel free to suggest features you’d love to see.