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Not Just Another App

The goal in designing the Unite App was not to just have another church app. The goal was to provide churches with a tool that accomplishes these initial features: Help members, pastors and staff become better acquainted Make it easy to visit and communicate with each other Enable convenient ways to tithe and make gifts […]

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Is Your Church Revenue All You Need? Need More?

Some churches struggle with budget problems. The cause can be expenditures are too high; contributions are too low; or both. There are churches reaching their budget goals, but would like to expand their ministries and outreach if they had more income. Here are some effective strategies to improve revenues without increasing costs: Communication features in […]

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Food for Thought

Research by Dr. Richard J. Krejcir – Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development (FASICLD) Every year more than 4000 churches close their doors compared to just over 1000 new church starts! Every year, 2.7 million church members fall into inactivity. The United States now ranks third (3rd) following China and India in the […]

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Getting the Word out

Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis “Mark 7:31” We have a wonderful congregation, a beautiful church, good sermons and many activities. Why aren’t we receiving more visitors interested in joining? Have we heard this question before? “Everything […]

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Electronic Payments

Make Contributions More Convenient The commercial world has something to teach churches. Patricia Clark, writing for the Bloomberg News, April 21, 2015, wrote the following: Why We Still Use Checkbooks to Pay the Rent. In 2007,Arlington (Va.)-based property management company Avalon Bay Communities made a seemingly obvious decision. The company stopped accepting rent at its […]

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New Hotel Near RDS Building

A new Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites at 6200 N. Robinson in Oklahoma City has just opened three minutes from the RDS office building. We have arranged for a discounted rate for those coming to RDS for training of $79.00. You can call 405.286.4777 for reservations and ask for the RDS rate. The hotel has […]

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Church Directory On Your Website

Would you like your members to be able to access the church directory, including photos, from your website? It is easy to do following these steps: Create the photo directory in your RDS system using the Photo Directory program, MR308. Make the selections for the information you want to be included. Print the directory PDF […]

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Beware: Duties of Church and Not-For-Profit Boards

The December, 2014 issue of the Richard R. Hammar publication, Church Law & Tax Report, included information every organization should have. This subject covered several pages of details, and we have highlighted some of the laws and regulations you should know. A director or officer whose failure to supervise permits negligent mismanagement by others to […]

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Enhanced Cloud Printing

RDS Enhancements for Printing From The Cloud Mac computers have presented some issues and limitations when printing on the cloud. In response to this, RDS has installed special software for cloud users that overcomes these limitations and adds these benefits for both Mac and Microsoft printing: Increases stability when printing to a Mac or Windows […]

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Vacation and Sick Leave Applications

The RDS Vacation and Sick Leave applications have been re-written to provide new options and capabilities. Options in PR199 about how you want to use the Vacation and Sick Leave policies New options in PR125 for Vacation and Sick Leave policies Report PR308 allows users to print Vacation or Sick Leave from payroll history Hours […]

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