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Manage Your Entire Volunteer Ministry Online With Access ACS?

Volunteer Workflow Shifted from Church Staff to Lay Leaders and Members

Contact: Lauren Hunter Public Relations, 916-838-2184, lauren@laurenhunter.net


FLORENCE, SC, Jan. 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- Volunteers are the lifeblood of any church; that's why it's critical to have measures in place to manage open positions, spiritual gifts, talents and personality traits, in addition to volunteer qualifications such as background checks, special licenses and clearances. In the past, church staff members were the only ones with access to valuable volunteer data. With today's announcement of new enhancements to Access ACS™ by ACS Technologies™, the entire volunteer process has been streamlined to give lay leaders and members the ability to set up volunteer positions, search for places to serve and sign up online.

"We have transformed the entire volunteer management process by reorganizing and shifting parts of the process to the right hands!" says Cindy Streett, product management for Access ACS. "The process of finding and managing volunteers is now simple for everyone to do thanks to the online capabilities we've added into Access ACS. Every client I talk to about these new features anticipates that their volunteer ministry will be run more efficiently."

Access ACS now provides an easy-to-use section for churches to manage their volunteer needs online. Based on their security level, users can:

·        Set up the attributes and qualifications used in their church.  

·        Create volunteer positions and assign the appropriate attributes and qualifications to those positions.

·        Allow members and attendees to select the attributes and qualifications that describe themselves.

·        Create volunteer needs or openings and let people search for the ones that interest them and do an online request to fulfill those needs.

·        Allow staff and leaders with permissions to assign volunteers to fulfill the available needs.

Churches can put a link on their website that lists all the openings that the church currently needs to fill. People can easily search to find the areas in which they are best suited to serve. Once an opportunity is selected, people will be able to sign up online to fill the opening. When they do so, the system will create a connection to be made by the contact person for that opening. The leader will easily be able to see who has volunteered and will contact them to help.

Adding volunteer management to Access ACS is the latest enhancement following the small group management enhancement, website communication features and other tools vital to church ministry.

"Everyday we're committed to developing the ministry tools churches need online that are easy to use and powerful in effectiveness" Steve Cumbia, Executive Director, Research & Development, "Just wait till you see what great enhancements are coming next."

About ACS Technologies Group, Inc.
ACS Technologies (www.acstechnologies.com) is the leading provider of information management solutions for churches, schools and other faith-based organizations and has made its most notable contribution to the church management software industry with its powerful desktop application, ACS™.