Earlier this month Fellowship Technologies and The Table Project announced the formation of a new partnership that will combine the best in church management software with an innovative new social community platform.
Fellowship technologies flagship church management system Fellowship One (F1), is a web-based church management software solution for dynamic churches of any size or denomination and used by over 1,500 churches worldwide. I have used Fellowship One for years and I have not began to even scratch the surface of what it can do… It’s Awesome!
Fellowship One provides tools for managing members, visitors, volunteers, events, donations, and more. A central feature of Fellowship One is the Groups capabilities that allow churches to easily manage hundreds, or even thousands, of small groups. Through Fellowship One Groups, the church can empower lay leaders to manage and report on the groups under their care while maintaining the ability to monitor the health and effectiveness of the small group ministry.
Some churches want to provide additional community tools beyond what is provided by Fellowship One. They desire aspects of traditional social applications like Facebook, but within a safe environment that is managed by the church, and preferably linked to their existing membership data.
The Table Project seeks to fill the gap between church management software and secular social media applications. The Table Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help churches “Live Church Together” through community-building software. They go beyond traditional social media through their platform called “The Table,” a custom tailored solution for the church that aims to move people beyond the pews and into authentic life-changing relationships.
The Table Project is currently conducting a private beta of their community tools with a number of influential churches. After incorporating feedback from the beta program, The Table Project will be made available to all churches. Basic integration with Fellowship One’s membership data is already complete with deeper levels of integration planned for future releases.
I am looking forward to seeing this come out of beat and released to all churches. In the past these “Christian Only” social media platforms have had minimal success, because in my opinion they actually marginalize the “social” part of social media. Due to the success of Fellowship One, the existing church membership data, the focused approach and the amazing capabilities of the church management system, this collaboration and integration with “The Table” Project can prove to truly be an added value for The Table, Fellowship One and ultimately the church community.
What do you think about a great church management system and social media combo?