This post was last updated on February 7th, 2012 at 09:21 pm.
Many denominations require individual churches to report specific information to a regional or national office.
The head offices need the ability to generate member, contribution, and accounting reports for each individual church as well as the entire organization. The headquarters for the denomination are interested in the statistical tracking of the membership and financial health of the organization. Compiling information across the entire denomination can be tricky. For example, each church may have its own set of contribution funds or campaigns. The reporting for the district office itself is also different from that of a regular church; since the main office does not typically hold worship services, it has no need to track attendance.
IconCMO+ includes denomination-specific features for congregational reporting. Denominations can pull data from their churches like membership status and special date totals (e.g. births, baptisms, marriages). Using IconCMO under the IconCMO+ platform, each church can send a more detailed report to the denominational office that lists ethnic origin, member transfers, lost members, and attendance totals.
The IconCMO+ platform was developed by Icon Systems in 2006 to meet the unique needs of regional and national denominational church offices.
Using a cloud-based church management system gives denominational offices the ability to instantly communicate across the organization. All of the information is updated in real time so church leaders always have access to up-to-date figures. This denominational software package includes a fund accounting system to ensure each church complies with guidelines set by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
The easy-to-understand reports, graphs, and charts offered by IconCMO+ help denominational offices make informed decisions, ensuring the district is run as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Here are just a few ways you can put this denominational software solution to use:
- Track and forecast revenues and expenses
- View a snapshot of the organization’s overall financial health
- Create a visual representation of weekly giving averages
- Monitor attendance for individual churches as well as the entire district
- Assess statistical information for both active members and visitors
- Find out the number of new marriages, baptisms, confirmations, etc.
- How well are certain mission campaigns doing
IconCMO+ also accommodates the specific needs of multi-site organizations, church plants, sister churches, and even mergers.