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Ministry Business Services - we love serving churches & ministries!

We serve Christian churches and ministries nationwide, providing proven solutions and answers that are ministry specific! This has been our privilege for more than thirty years!

The resources on this website are free, provided simply to help you accomplish your ministry goals while freeing you from distractions. Hundreds of articles that we wrote and were published in various journals are available under the Articles menu option-- all free, and information about our services is available under the Services menu option.

A few years ago we landed on a phrase that encapsulates how we strive to serve our clients. The Church is The Bride of Christ. While at a wedding a team member got to thinking about how a groom feels regarding those working for his bride in preparation for the wedding. We want to serve The Bride in a way that makes The Groom smile.

Celebrating more than 35 years of serving Christian churches and ministries!

MBS Special Announcement - Leadership Transition

On June 1, 2021 MBS had a leadership change that we're all pretty excited about! Check out these two PDFs to see what we did!

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What Others Are Saying About Our Leadership Transition

After a short project in July, 2021, Teri Nave (Harvest Church in Byron, GA) emailed Nick the following:

"BTW – Jonathan is a jewel and the best replacement for you that I think you could have found.  Thanks for doing such a good job of taking care of your clients as you retire."

Thank you, Teri! Because we serve The Bride, serving well is a top priority for us! NN

Nick's newest book is--

Church IT: Using Information Technology for the Mission of The Church,
published by Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax group!

With solid information technology planning, your church ultimately thrives. In this updated and expanded edition of Church IT, you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand the mission of technology within your church and how it best serves your needs
  • Find the best solutions when choosing hardware and software
  • Retain, train, and manage staff and volunteers
  • Set up secure networks, use the cloud, and back up and recover data for your church

Get the wisdom you need. And be empowered to address the technological questions and needs specific to your situation.

Serving Christian Churches & Ministries-- Locally & in The Cloud!

We launched our private cloud hosting services for Christian churches and ministries more than a dozen years ago. Our hosting services are designed to help Christian churches and ministries afford solid, reliable, secure solutions without the traditional server capital outlay! We are hosting servers– with charity discounts– in our new private cloud datacenter; click here to learn more!

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MBS is in a sustainable datacenter

Job Openings

Job Openings!

Check here for new job openings we may have listed in our Employment Opportunities page. If you’re motivated to serve The Church and are interested in applying, please email us!

Customer Satisfaction Pledge

Many vendors that serve churches and ministries require their clients to sign a contract. We at MBS have never done that! We believe we should do our best to earn your business every day, and if we don’t earn it you have the option of simply terminating us. We’ve been serving churches and ministries since 1986, and we understand your corporate culture.

We pledge ourselves to the following

  • Information we give you will always be accurate and up-to-date.
  • If we’re not certain about the answer to a question you ask, we’ll say so and offer to research the best answer.
  • Keeping in mind our normal work hours, we will always do our best to respond in a timely fashion and meet expectations. And when a client anticipates they’ll need us for an after-hours project, we’ll do our best to be available.
  • We constantly analyze our costs and look for ways to reduce them. Our goal is to make our services as inexpensive as possible while maintaining the quality you want/need. We are a mission.

Specific Network Engineering/Design/Implementation/Support Pledge

  • Our team’s approach is different than many engineering firms in that we work with you consultatively, helping you see the center of the target and make decisions that get your ministry as appropriately close to it as possible. We don’t sell or distribute any hardware or software, and thus don’t profit by your decision to purchase anything we recommend. Our recommendations are completely objective.
  • Our goal is for your network to be up 99.999% — or higher! That’s the standard AT&T set for the phone system years ago and is referred to as “five nines”; it means no more than a few minutes of unscheduled downtime each year. The closer we can help you get to that and to stay there– the center of the target (the right hardware and software, coupled with our engineering), the more of that kind of legendary up-time should be a reality for your team, and we’ve been delivering that for years!

We are fully available to work through your transition to our solutions, and we are also available to help transition to another solution provider if you choose to move. Your data is your data, and we’ll do our best to make certain it goes where you want it to. We will do so with good Christian character and grace. And we never gloat when former clients return– which they often do!

What Others Are Saying About MBS

A software executive recently said, “MBS is Gartner for Nonprofits!” What a great compliment! Then he added, “However, you also have a line of consultancy that does actual work.” Wow. That is a great description of who we are at MBS and what we strive to do well for The Church.

  • "Thank you for your kind note. It once again demonstrates your heart for ministry. I told our pastor that you and your team were the real deal. You have once again proven my words to him to be true. I am so happy that our mutual wagons are hitched together." –Pat Clements, Peoples Church in Salem Oregon
  • “You are the best! Over the years I have worked with quite a few ‘IT Guys’ and none of them have performed with the quality that you do. I find that your ministry is open, kind, transparent, and dedicated to providing the best possible solution for our needs. We feel blessed that you are on our ministry team.” –Roy Burford, Business Administrator, Pittsburgh Presbytery in Pittsburgh, PA
  • “As a repeat customer with MBS’ consulting services over a period of years, I am continually impressed with their unique blend of ministry focus coupled with business professionalism. Nick Nicholaou and his team are a pleasure to work with, bringing levels of credibility, integrity and competence that are unmatched in the industry. I highly recommend MBS!” –Clarence White, Chief Information Officer and IT Secretary, The Salvation Army, USA West in Long Beach, CA
  • “I love this article. I just love the way you put information out there. You are such a trusted source.” –Patti Malott, Executive Director, Houston CO+OP in Houston, TX
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