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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.

Could Your Church Face an ADA Noncompliance Lawsuit for Its Website or App?
What to know about this rising trend in litigation.

June 27, 2019

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

Our webhost recently brought to my attention a trend in lawsuits targeting websites and apps for their failures to comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

How to Keep IT Staff in the Local Church!

© 2019 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved
Ministry Business Services, Inc. President
Adopted from Church IT: Using Information Technology for the Mission of The Church

Personnel salaries and benefits are usually the largest expense category for churches and ministries.

Can You Trust Your Leadership?

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January 15, 2019

I received an interesting question this weekend that really was about whether one can trust their church’s leadership and, ultimately, the Lord. The ramifications go much further than the original question– even to church IT.

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