In 2020 Gracepoint Church switched to a new Church Management System (ChMS) called Elvanto and a new giving platform called Tithe.ly As a church staff family, we want to give you a fuller picture of why we chose these programs and an explanation as to our church data needs.
As both a BC Registered Society and a CRA Registered Charity, Gracepoint Church has obligations regarding privacy and record keeping. ChMS helps organizations, like ours, fulfill our legal obligations to keep track of necessary data concerning donations, tax receipts, membership, criminal record checks, etc. Using an online management system is now the standard way large churches keep records. It also helps us communicate with and care for our congregation, as it streamlines important processes such as volunteer coordination, event registrations, group sign up, tax receipt distribution, and event attendance.
For a few years prior to making the switch, the front office team has been carefully investigating and testing various other ChMS systems. In our opinion Elvanto and Tithe.ly is the most effective and efficient ChMS that meets our administrative need to manage documents, registrations, and processes.
Elvanto an Tithe.ly streamlines how you as an attendee or member interacts with our church, including child check-in, follow up for membership/baptism, and pastoral/prayer calls. In the coming months, volunteer scheduling, group sign up, and how tax receipts are being delivered will also be enhanced as Gracepoint implements new applications where you will experience new tools and more interactive communication between you and our church.
If you have a correction that needs to be made in regards to your information we’ve collected, please contact our privacy officer, Tracy Baker, at firstname.lastname@example.org