Understanding Church Accounting

Year-End Giving and Reporting

The spirit of generosity is usually at its highest as the year comes to a close. Nearly 1/3 of annual giving occurs in December, with 13% of giving happening in the last three days of the year. With giving in the hearts of most people, it’s an opportune time to establish your year-end giving campaign.   […]

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Pastor using Integrated Church Management Software

How to Save Time and Lower Costs with Integrated Church Management Software

Ministry is one of the most fulfilling assignments in our lifetime. We are blessed with the opportunity to partner with God in spreading His Good News, evangelizing the lost, and equipping the saints. However, if you’re involved in ministry, especially if you are a church leader, you also understand how challenging it can be. From dealing with difficult people […]

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Experience Counts: 5 Lessons from Shelby System’s 45 Years of ChMS Leadership

It began in 1976—the founders of Shelby Systems recognized early that ministries would benefit from better solutions to manage their membership and financial needs. They were passionate about providing effective and efficient tools that helped ministries and nonprofits increase their impact on the world. For decades, that passion has continued, and 45 years later Shelby […]

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New feature alert: Glance Icons! …plus Saved Query Searches

We’re excited to announce the release of a major new feature built to support the way you do ministry. At Shelby Systems, we work diligently with churches to develop features that serve real ministry purposes. We believe your software should be easy-to-use, reliable, and powerful. That’s why we take the time to think through what will make a church administrator’s job easier and this release does just that! […]

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The following is a recent review of ShelbyNext Financial Software from Church Tech Today Magazine. OVERVIEW OF SHELBYNEXT FINANCIALS ShelbyNext Financials is a cloud-based accounting system specifically geared towards churches, ministries, non-profit organizations, and denominational headquarters. It is GAAP compliant. BENEFITS AND FEATURES OF SHELBYNEXT FINANCIALS: Purchasing Management: The Purchasing Management application is where you […]

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When I first started working for JCPenney the store manager gave me this piece of advice, “Do everything in a way that no one will ever question your integrity.” For the past 50-plus years, I have tried to conduct myself in keeping with his words of wisdom. Years later while teaching QuickBooks at Midland Junior […]

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