Introducing ... Need Connect

The newest member of the MP family, Need Connect, will better equip our churches to provide congregational connection and care! Read More

Taking Church Online

We are partnering with Church IT Network to provide a series of webinars with resources to help you “Take Church Online.” Read More

You don't need a Virus to Automate!

As we continue to see a rise in working remotely, and as health scares put this concept to an even bigger test, we thought it a great time to remind you of all the things our system can automate. Read More

MPUG made my job my ministry

How can MPUG take a database job and turn it into ministry? Check out Erika's story, and then register for a lightning bolt experience for yourself. Read More

Giving Thanks – For You

Sometimes the things we “should” be most thankful for can “seem” like a burden. Read More

How to get (and keep) volunteers

When you're too busy to find and train volunteers, you're too busy NOT to find and train volunteers. Here's how. Read More

Contact Status Management

I’m truly excited to announce we have built, and are ready to deliver, automatic Contact Status Management! Read More

Level Up your Users

Equipping your Users to up their MinistryPlatform Game Read More

Increasing Care and Connection through Automation

Bethlehem Baptist designed an automated way to make their elders aware of prayer needs among the households they serve. Read More

MP can set you free

Think a database can't set you free? Think again! Read More

Ministry – A TEAM event!

A recent conversation with a Senior Pastor reminded me that there should be something that “draws” leaders, including me, to dive into the data. ~Chris Kehayias Read More

Kudos to Coaching

“It pays for itself.” Find out how Clear Creek Community Church saved time, money, and effort through Coaching. Read More

All Aboard the MP Train

Have you struggled to get the rest of your staff on board with using MP? These tips and suggestions might help! Read More

Global Search makes MP even more Multi-Site friendly

Have you heard about one of our new beta features available today? Introducing … the Global Filter. Read More

Bring giving tools into tithing

Your church programs are designed to build and strengthen relationships with God & one another. But what if you could extend those benefits to tithing as well? Read More

Selecting a New Church Management System

Being in church ministry already comes with its own unique set of challenges and potential pain points. Finding a new ChMS (Church Management System) doesn't have to be one of them. Read More

Spring 2019 Product Announcements

In case you missed it… these exciting new features were revealed at MPUG 2019 and are coming soon to an MP near you! Read More

Guitar Hero meets Church App

Northwoods and PocketPlatform team up to develop a Christmas app that steals the show (well, not really "steals" ... but it sounds good, yah?). Ya gotta read this! Read More

We're Growing

Introducing our newest team members ... and some open opportunities to join our team! Read More

Would your leaders want to see something like this?

Here's a cool dashboard that shows how many people are involved and what they're doing. But what came first – good data or this pretty picture? Read More

Celebrate 2018 With Us!

I asked our staff what they loved best about MinistryPlatform in 2018. Here's what a few of them had to say. Read More

Membership Renewal at CCCC

Membership isn't as simple as it used to be. Some churches don't even do it anymore. Some have members periodically renew their membership. Here's how one church streamlined management of their unique membership rules through MinistryPlatform. Read More

Better Together: Meet Sodium Halogen

Sodium Halogen has been working hard with Fellowship Bible Church in Jackson to create some really cool custom solutions that addressed the unique needs of such a large, growing church. Read More

Better Together: Focus Missions and Pushpay Integration

At MinistryPlatform, we work hard with our partners to help them create ecosystems that can better serve the church. One such partnership that was recently revealed is the new integration between Pushpay and Focus Missions. This integration ... Read More

Guest Post with Kent Woodyard from Pushpay

MinistryPlatform invited Pushpay’s Director of Business Development to share his thoughts on their latest integration with Focus Missions and what it means for MinistryPlatform users. Read More

Premium Features Out of the Box!

We've worked with our churches to identify ways to enter both check and cash donations more efficiently into MinistryPlatform. We're especially proud of a few features that are typically viewed as premium features in the church management world. Read More

Integration with Protect My Ministry

Did you know that MinistryPlatform fully integrates with Protect My Ministry to provide seamless background checks for your volunteers? Read More

The MinistryPlatform Team is Growing

Chris Kehayias, CEO at Think Ministry, has led the Executive Team on a review process focused on re-organizing our growing team. Read More

The PocketPlatform App: Five Things You Need to Know

At "MPUG" 2018, PocketPlatform released their new app, built from the ground up with MP congregants in mind. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Read More

Indiana Resource Grant - Center for Congregations

Right now, Indiana congregations can receive up to $15,000 in a matching grant to fund IT Projects. Read More

Customer Spotlight: Sagemont Church

We thought we'd check in with Scott Reichling at Sagemont to get his thoughts on how a year with MinistryPlatform has made a difference in their church. Read More

MPUG: a Gift to our Community from our Community

We just wrapped up our 8th MPUG. We’re honored that so many of our churches send representatives each year! So, how do we keep the cost of this major event so low? Read More

MPUG 2018 - What's in Store?

We chatted with Esther Thompson about the upcoming MPUG. With a few new tricks up her sleeve, this year promises to be our best conference yet! Read More

Save Church Staff Time with MinistryPlatform

Do you know all the ways that MinistryPlatform can save your church staff time? Our powerful, flexible system can get you all the data you need at the click of a button! Read More

Customer Spotlight: Midland Evangelical Free Church

We chatted with Heather Haremski, the Database Administrator at Midland Evangelical Free to find out her church's experience with MinistryPlatform. Read More

Customer Spotlight: Bent Tree Bible Fellowship

We checked in with Jason Johnston, SPoC of the Year last year, to see how he has put MinistryPlatform to use at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship. Read More

Where Do New Reports Come From?

You might be wondering who decides what new reports to include and how those reports get designed... Read More

Customer Spotlight: Burnt Hickory Baptist Church

We noticed Burnt Hickory Baptist Church's new app, then we caught sight of the videos they used to introduce it – Amazing! We just had to get the scoop. Read More

Creating Custom Fields... No Programmer Required

MinistryPlatform is unique among all ChMSs – it allows for custom fields on any form without programming. The resulting field is securable, auditable, and can be used by our View Engine, API and workflow! Read More

Designed for an Ecosystem

The Church Software space has seen radical changes the last several years and we are very excited that MinistryPlatform is a leading part of that change. Read More

Customer Spotlight: Granger - Part 2

The second part of a two-part interview with Granger's Jason Powell. We discuss CITRT, his first impressions of MPUG, and his journey to becoming an MP customer. Read More

We Have Been Busy Improving Check-In

We’ve been busy improving Check-In - with a more modern interface, and now even more responsive to different screen sizes. And that’s just the beginning! Read More

Customer Spotlight: Granger - Part 1

Jason Powell has been heavily involved in our MinistryPlatform community. He shared his thoughts on how MP has changed ministry at Granger Community Church. Read More

Which MinistryPlatform Edition is Right for My Church?

Are you unsure whether a particular MinistryPlatform edition is right for your church? Maybe it's time to switch? Each MinistryPlatform edition was designed for a specific scenario. Read More

Is Ministry Platform Software as a Service (Saas)?

MinistryPlatform can be hosted in the cloud and we can take care of ALL the technical aspects of hosting for you with either our Dedicated Cloud or our Shared Cloud editions. Read More

Don’t Leave Your Money Behind!

Recently a church was hoping our implementation team could combine their contributions database with their member database as part of the 9-week implementation. We said yes! Read More

Who is your Church Database Champion?

Your Church Management System (ChMS) needs a champion. This person is committed to your church and the needs of your users. They will translate leadership objectives into easy-to-follow steps. Read More

Capterra Article: Who Will You Trust to Pick Your Next Church Database System?

Out all the of entries submitted, MinistryPlatform is excited to announce that Capterra chose to feature our article on their site's Church Management Blog! Read More

MPUG 2017 Training

It's time to mark your calendar and start getting ready for MPUG 2017. MPUG is the Community highlight of the year and is an amazing opportunity to be inspired and connect with other churches. Read More

7 Reasons to Like Mobile Reports for SQL Server 2016

When Microsoft announced they were going to incorporate the technology they purchased from Datazen into their reporting services, we were pretty excited. Reports can now be made that look great on any size screen and on any mobile device. Read More

How to "Sort of" Filter Sub Pages

Filtered pages are immensely useful. They allow access for many people to help in editing and adding data, while keeping things limited where they need to be. Read More

The New BMT

If you haven’t heard by now, we have a brand new Batch Manager Tool! Things have been revamped and redesigned to be better than ever. Read More

The Five-Minute Demo

Most companies do anything to make a sale. They give long demos, hoping to secure interest and gain a new client, whether the product is ideal for that client or not. But that’s never been the goal of Think Ministry. Read More

MPUG 2017

It's time to mark your calendar and start getting ready for MPUG 2017. MPUG is the Community highlight of the year and is an amazing opportunity to be inspired and connect with other churches. Read More

A2iA Case Study

We are very excited to be part of a Case Study assembled by a2ia, a leading provider of check imaging solutions that are being used in our Batch Manager Tool. Read More

Victory Family Group Finder

When small groups were introduced at Victory Family Church , they turned to Blackpulp to help make finding a group and signing up as easy and quick as possible. Read More