Celebrate 2018 With Us!
Celebrate 2018 With Us!
Sometimes we move on too quickly. We sprint, work hard, and accomplish new things. Then move on to the next sprint.
We don’t always stop, look back, and celebrate what God has done.
So I thought it would be fun to see what our staff loved best about MinistryPlatform in 2018 … and put it out here so we can all celebrate together.
When I asked everyone what their favorite thing about MP was this year,
Here's what a few of them had to say
Growth! Not just growth in the business sense - any company can do that. For us, it was a year of growing people, relationships, and community - what could be better than that?!
My favorite thing this year was seeing over a third of our community take advantage of our new Background Check Integration. I really enjoyed participating in the development of the notifications we added to MinistryPlatform related to background checks. Extending the visibility of Background Check to the Participant record was also fun.
Coaching! Whether it's a brand new customer going through implementation, or a more seasoned church working through a churchy process, coming alongside them to care for people has been incredible! My favorite part is when churches realize how much more effective they can be with a new field, page, report or even just using MP out of the box!
I am excited for the new legacy databases we now support for migrating new customers: Elexio, Seraphim, and Planning Center.
All the AMAZING (and I don't say that lightly) new churches and SPoCs that have come on board! I'm super excited for our user community to expand and team up together, but even more excited to see what develops from a community of awesome churches who are focused on growing the Kingdom with a "let's make it better for all" mentality.
My favorite thing about last year was introducing the Chat option to our Support Desk. As support agents, we actually enjoy having an alternative to email. It feels more personal and engaging, and we get to know our SPoCs better and help them faster!
One of my most favorite was starting Coaching Corner release review videos with Melissa. Our releases are so jammed packed with goodness, it has been fun to talk through the highlights and help connect the release notes to the real world.
The truth is that everything MPUG is my favorite. From visiting with customers to meeting prospects to those special moments when our team gets to announce new and exciting changes to the product, MPUG is quite simply my favorite time of year.
Chris loves MPUG so much that he actually thought the question was: What was your favorite thing about MPUG. This just goes to show you how much getting our community of churches and partners together means to Chris – and to the entire MP team!
And speaking of MPUG – registration for MPUG 2019 goes live this week and we'd love to see you there.
I don’t know if you noticed this, but a lot of what we loved about the year boils down to getting to serve you, our MP community. It delights us to know that you are serving God and his flock through the tools and resources that we get to provide. That’s a lot of kingdom work that we’re all doing together. Can I get an amen?
Other things we did in 2018 that deserve highlighting
- Three Platform updates with features like: New UI, new login/user account, shift-click, new Select Message Recipients options
- New Check-In Suite application went live - plus an update with features like: Admin Console, text parents, summary tag, new search results options
- Six CloudTools updates with features like: Address auto-complete, age or grade group, new SendGrid bounce report, new MailChimp Sync Tool, new Background Check Tool
- Three Batch Manager Tool updates with features like: scanning improvements, duplicate check detection, soft credit donors, payment type
- Four Report & Database updates with features like: Opportunity response notification, background check status fields and notification, message recap notification, 25+ report enhancements!
What's to come?
Megan also shared, “The other top items on my list haven't been revealed yet, so, I will have to save those for 2019... how's that for a teaser ;)”
Well, we can’t wait, Megan!
And we can't wait to share them with you, our MP Community. Thanks for being a part of a great 2018 with us.