North American Mission Board (NAMB) has teamed up with church management software developer ACS Technologies to develop reporting and pastoral management solutions for churches, association and conventions to aid the board in assisting SBC churches in evangelism. ACS will take responsibility for NAMB’s Associational Relationship Management System (ARMS) and Church Planter Management System (CPMS) software.
Richard H. Harris, Church Planting Group Vice President at NAMB comments on this partnership, “From its initiation in 1997, the goal of providing and continually updating CPMS has been to make accessible a reliable, credible, and functional tool that pastors and church planters all across North America could use for assistance in the growing of their New Testament churches.” He went on to explain, “Seven revisions have gone into the software since its creation, with the most recent revision completed in May 2003. We have accomplished much, but want to ensure we can accomplish even more into tomorrow with the ever growing needs of church planters. ACS Technologies can help us do this!”
Hal Campbell, President and CEO of ACS Technologies comments, “For many years we have admired the work of NAMB and since early 1998 we have placed significant value on the work they are doing to plant churches through the use of their CPMS and ARMS software. They provide an exceptional service to new churches, a service that we will strive to build upon to yield even greater rewards for these growing congregations.”
Mike Carlisle, Chief Technology Officer at NAMB says, “With ACS Technologies, we can take advantage of the power of the new technology and the internet to help further connect planters—with each other, with sponsors, associations, state conventions, and NAMB. By providing real time information, we’ll be able to more effectively train, equip, and deploy Christians in communicating the good news of Christ’s salvation, while ministering to the needs of the loving community called ‘His body.’
The CPMS and ARMS applications have been implemented by pastors and church planters since April 1, 2004. ACS will provide software training for existing and new users.