We get this question so often, that I needed to outline how we compare.
When it comes to the best Church Management Software, we believe Faith Teams is not only a great alternative to Breeze, but it is going to be better for most churches. There are a number of similarities and overlap in features, so in this post I’ll focus on what we have that is unique and can bring value to your church and ministry.
Faith Teams pricing is better for you
Faith Teams is $40 / month (compared to $50 for Breeze) AND we offer a free 14-day trial with no credit card required, which Breeze does not. During your trial, you have full access to our support team, we will help you import your data, answer questions or anything else we can help you do to be successful. We KNOW you will love us once you have had a chance to use Faith Teams. So we offer you that chance without any cost.
Service Planning & Volunteer Management
Faith Teams Service Planning and Volunteer Management tools are top-notch. You can create a service plan for each service, upload your song files, the order of service & worship-flow, and have a printable version going into each service of the detailed service plan. It’s collaborative, it looks great, and it’s easy to use. The mobile apps give your worship team great tools, and the full ministry team can work together to plan and prepare for service. Faith Teams volunteer management tools allow you to invite ANYBODY that you have an email or mobile phone number for to participate in your service or event. They DON’T have to be a Faith Teams user. You can also setup 1 or more months of service templates with all of your volunteers ahead of time. Faith Teams will take care of sending the request to your volunteers so that they can accept or decline, and even sending a reminder if you choose. Faith Teams features are more in line with Planning Center’s capabilities. At this time, Breeze does not have a service planning tool, and the volunteer tools are much more limited.
Automatic Email & Text Guest Follow-up
When someone comes to your church for the 1st time, or even their 2nd or 3rd, Faith Teams can automatically send them a beautifully church-branded email any day or time of the week that you choose. You can even follow-up with a text message from your own dedicated phone number that is personal such as “It was great to see you on Sunday morning. Hope to see this week again. -Pastor Jim“. This powerful feature is built-in and included in your Faith Teams subscription. Breeze does not have this automated follow-up capability.
Email / Text Messaging Campaign
Faith Teams has a powerful built-in email template editor, and email campaign manager: What this means is that all of the people that you have on Faith Teams can instantly be communicated with by email and/or text message. And it’s campaign-style, so you can see statistics around how messages are being delivered or not, who is not receiving the messages, and even schedule delivery for up to 4 dates in the future. While you can email or text from Breeze, the features are more limited and primarily expect you to signup for a separate service such as MailChimp for managing email campaigns. This adds another account, and a layer of complexity for the church because you have to keep your people synchronized across these accounts.
Faith Teams makes it easier by bringing all functionality within 1 powerful platform. In short – you are going to get MORE for LESS with Faith Teams. We are built on the latest technology using the power of AWS: Amazon Web Services. Our technology team is incredible, and everyone who works with us is or has been engaged in ministry… so we understand what matters to churches. Let us help your church. Signup today