The 2018 Guide to Church Management Software Programs and Features
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The 2018 Guide to Church Management Software Programs and Features 
Choose the software that best fits your needs.

Our friends at Ministry Business Services, Inc. (MBS) specialize in working with churches to provide solutions to church IT needs. They’ve compiled a list of various church and donor management software (ChMS) programs to help churches choose the absolute best fit.

Their ...

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