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As a church leader, you need a software system that operates well and reduces the amount of time it takes to maintain. Our all-in-one technology solution is designed to free up your time so you can focus on what you do best—ministering and caring for people.

But as technology updates, upgrades, and transforms at the speed of light, there are more and more ways to streamline your systems and open up new possibilities to serve your church well and bring resources right into the hands of your staff and volunteers.

We are constantly working to bring these updates to your church through regular tech releases. New this past month are some exciting integrations with PraiseCharts and opportunities to integrate with third-party applications through a public API and Webhooks. While some of these updates are highly technical, the practical applications to make your day-to-day operations run smoothly are endless!


PraiseCharts features a large, online sheet music catalog of popular praise and worship songs offering lyrics, chords, stage charts, vocal chart arrangements, orchestrations, plus multi-tracks and patches, all ready to download and play. It has been one of the go-to options for worship leaders and churches across America. 

Now with a PraiseCharts integration in One Church Software, you can access your service plans, complete with sheet music, in one place! With this integration, you can go into services with confidence knowing that the resources for your worship music are easily accessible and organized for your teams. 

Enable with your current One Church Software plan by accessing “Service Planning” from the left-hand menu and selecting “Song Integrations.” Imported song files will be available to all users across your system with the integration enabled. Sheet music can be linked to a song in One Church Software which makes it easily accessible across all future service plans.

See full release notes >>

API & Webhooks

Alright, this one is more for the development nerds out there. Share this with your Developer!

Application Programming Interface (API) is what allows two systems to communicate with each other. This opens up a whole world of possibilities to have a third-party application interact with One Church Software on-demand. Whereas Webhooks are essentially “messages” you can set up to trigger actions in third-party applications that are published in real-time.

This is a big moment: You now can integrate One Church Software with your custom app for your church, third-part application, or other software you have developed.

Some of the current webhook events that can be subscribed to are (more are coming soon):

While our API allows a third-party application to interact with One Church Software on demand, webhooks send information to third-party applications to perform an action based on an event that occurred in One Church Software. These features are a bit techy so you’ll want to grab your tech guy or gal to help understand what specific opportunities this will open up for your church. All the details are in the full release notes linked below!

*API and Webhooks are only available on the Plus and Premium plans.*

See full release notes >>

One Church Software is your all-in-one technology solution. Releases like these are part of what we do to keep you on the cutting edge of technology. When your software runs efficiently, it frees up more of your time to care for your members, empower your volunteers, and serve your community better. 

Access these features and more on your One Church Software account today!

If building an app for your church is something you’ve looked into before, you likely know that in many cases developing a custom app from scratch can be quite expensive, which isn’t always the wisest investment for the average church.

This is why church app templates are an economical and popular option for churches wanting to offer all the features of a custom app but at a tiny fraction of the cost. The reality is that templated church app solutions are not all built the same, though.

There’s no denying that most church app templates allow you to provide a virtual portal to connect and stay informed with the going-ons of your church community. You might even be able to access event information, watch or listen to the latest sermon, and even set up your mobile giving.

But the majority of church app templates don’t connect to your current Church Management System (ChMS) so you can only get the full potential out of the app by manually updating each and every feature. As a church leader, your schedule is already maxed out with caring for your members, managing your volunteers, and serving your community, you don’t need yet another system that requires constant updating to manage.

“You don’t need yet another system that requires constant updating to manage…”

A great church app is valuable. Not only does it simplify communication, but it also ensures that everyone stays connected, informed, and engaged, while even having the potential to extend the reach of the church beyond geographical boundaries, ensuring that faith and fellowship travel far and wide.

There’s a Better Way to Build a Church App

Our priority here at One Church Software is to bring you all-in-one technology solutions for your church that allow you to focus on one thing—your ministry. One of the ways that we do that is by including our free app with all One Church Software plans. This app seamlessly syncs to your One Church Software account so there is no clunky management or combination of multiple softwares.

If you want even more options to go beyond the provided introductory design, we offer an app builder add-on for you to have more control over the navigation and design of your app. Integration and customization right at your fingertips.

All the Church App Benefits Without Unnecessary Work

There are many reasons your church can benefit from having an app. It can enhance the effectiveness of your work and magnify the impact of your ministry by putting tools directly in your church-goers’ pockets.

In One Church Software, this includes things like:

  • Push Notifications: By sending push notifications through an app, you have the ability to provide pertinent information and even lead people to take the next step.
  • Giving: Now, more than ever, people are using their phones to set up giving and respond to special offerings.
  • Sermons: Keep your sermon archives in one central location that is easy for others to enjoy and grow through. You can also offer free-form notes for people to follow along with your sermons live.
  • Pre Check-In: Pre Check-In allows members to check-in themselves or their children before arriving at the check-in kiosk. A scalable QR code is generated directly on the phone which allows for quick scanning and check-in after arriving at your church.
  • Groups: Your members will be able to search through a list of groups and sign up right from their mobile devices. All important details of the group are at their fingertips, so they can make the best choice from what is available.
  • And much more!

A church app can offer a virtual hub of activity and information to ensure that every member of the congregation stays informed about church events, prayer requests, and more.

The decision to offer this essential tool to your church shouldn’t come with a host of extra work to maintain it. Learn how One Church Software’s integrated app can support your church without creating additional workload!