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Overcoming Communication Challenges

June 12, 2020

© 2020 by Nick B. Nicholaou & Jonathan E. Smith, all rights reserved
Reprinted from CO+OP Magazine>

The world has changed. That may be the understatement of the year, but it’s undeniable. While our planet may still be spinning on its axis in orbit around the sun,…

Travel-Related Security Safeguards – For When We Start Venturing Out Again

May 18, 2020

© 2020 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved
President, Ministry Business Services, Inc.
Reprinted from MinistryTech Magazine

Most of us are looking forward to the day when we can venture out with as much relative ease as we previously enjoyed.

So You Want to Use Zoom Anyway

April 22, 2020

© 2019 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved
President, Ministry Business Services, Inc.
Reprinted from MinistryTech Magazine

Most organizations were a bit unprepared for the increased remote work forced on us by the current pandemic. Churches and ministries are communication-focused,

Video Calls – They’re Pandemic!

March 27, 2020

© 2020 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved
Ministry Business Services, Inc. President
Reprinted from XPastor.org

The coronavirus (Covid-19) has many staff working from home, and there are a number of things worth considering as you manage the ‘brand’ of your church in a distributed work environment.

Covid-19 – A Reasonable Response

March 12, 2020

© 2020 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved
Ministry Business Services, Inc. President
Reprinted from XPastor.org

As of this writing on March 12, 2020, Covid-19, the disease cause by the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), is on everyone’s mind. Questions abound, stirred up by a 24•7 media cycle that thrives on catastrophes.

Church & Donor Management Software – ChMS

November 19, 2019

Solutions from church and donor management software providers keep improving in their ability to help churches and ministries fulfill their mission! Their features to track and communicate with people, their web and mobile device interfaces, and their powerful database tools make this category of software a big help and valuable asset for today’s ministries in reaching many with The Gospel and discipling them.

Staff Working Remotely

October 28, 2019

© 2019 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved
Ministry Business Services, Inc. President
Reprinted from The Church Network's inSIGHT Magazine

An increasing number of church and ministry staff members are working remotely. Whether at home, a coffee shop, or a community center, facilitating their needs is becoming an important part of leadership policy setting.

macOS Catalina – What You Need to Know

October 7, 2019

© 2019 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved
President, Ministry Business Services, Inc.
Reprinted from MinistryTech Magazine

Apple released the next version of its Mac operating system, called Catalina, last week. It has features and enhanced security many will want.

Email Scams Targeting Churches

September 19, 2019

© 2019 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved
President, Ministry Business Services, Inc.
Reprinted from XPastor.org

There are two email scams occurring with increasing frequency. These scams hurt churches in two ways, by stealing finances and by breaking congregational trust.

The Newest Technology Isn’t Always the Best Technology
Before your next tech purchase, use these three tips.

September 10, 2019

© 2019 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved
President, Ministry Business Services, Inc.
Reprinted from ChurchLawandTax.com

Years ago, my firm researched the current tech directions and strategies in play at the time and decided to buy what looked like a very promising technology platform.

2 Comments

  1. Phillip Oyog on October 2, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Stumbled across this while just surfing on break at work. I work in a datacenter as a DBA at the moment but am also an elder in my church. Going along with “Give it some time and research…” I would say to look at what you already have in place and see if it can fit your need. Most of the time software is either purchased or subscribed to without a full enough understanding of all of the capabilities.

    Secondly, limit or standardize your software tool set. It’s better to have a few software tools which meet 80 to 90 percent of your needs, than to have a plethora of tools with overlapping capabilities. Keeps the costs down in licensing and support.

    • Nick Nicholaou on October 2, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      Some good advice, Phillip! Thanks!

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