The Church Support Network is a network of churches working together to advance the gospel.
The goal of the Church Support Network is to provide design, technology, worship support and training to churches of all sizes. At the Church Support Network we base our prices on the average Sunday attendance of the church. We know that smaller churches have smaller budgets then bigger churches, so that is why we charge according to size. That way we can support the whole body of Christ and proclaim His message to the world.
The small church is what the Church Support Network was set up to help. We know from experience that running a small church can be difficult. As a solo pastor, you have to wear many hats and ministry can be stressful under the best of circumstances. If we can help remove some of the stress, we would like to help. In a small church, the pastor's time is not the only thing in short supply. In today's economy, finances are tight in churches across the country. The Church Support Network understands church finances, and we want to work with pastors to further their God-given vision.
Every pastor wants their church to have a graphic design department and a few sound support technicians. The reality is that finding volunteers at a church of fifty people with those particular skills can be hard. That where we come in, for a low monthly fee we can provide graphics, sound system support and much more to help the pastor support his vision.
The medium church has more people and resources than the small church, but still, it can be hard to find volunteers for some of the more technical jobs a pastor will need. Paying a full or part-time graphics person can be an option for some medium-sized churches, but that tends to be the exception. The same is true about sound engineers and worship leaders. Volunteer sound engineers and worship leaders are a great option for small and medium-sized churches. Unfortunately, these volunteer leaders usually lack the experience of a seasoned professional.
This lack of experience is where the Church Support Network can help, the higher tiers of service we can provide will help train and mentor the church's volunteer staff for less than the cost of one part-time employee. Our plans are also easier on church budgets because of their monthly fix payments and because you only pay for the services you need.
Most churches in the Large category will already have some form of graphics and sound team in place. Where the Church Support Network can help is by working with the church's graphics and sound teams to lessen the load throughout the year. We can also work with student and children's ministries to create graphics and other media project to aid the church's graphics team. Also, the student and children's ministries often have their own sound systems, let us support those systems for you. That way the church's production manager can save his time for the sanctuary.
Services And Tiers
When churches join the church support network, they make a 12-month commitment, and we feel that it is necessary to utilize the network efficiently. Every 12-month cycle a church will receive a certain number of credits based on the service tier they choose. Additional credits are available to purchase if a church needs more. We also offer a 30-day money back guaranty. ask your account manager for more details.
Graphic Design Services (PDF)
All of our tiers include Graphic Design services. There are many ways that a church can use their credits, new logos, tee shirt designs, sermon slides, banners, and more. How many credits a task cost depends on how complicated the task is. There is a chart in the FAQs section that has some general credit estimates for typical projects. The designer evaluates each project upon submission. If the designer thinks it may cost more credits, the client will be contacted first to see if they want to move forward. The Church Support Network wants to make sure that churches are happy with the finished design, so there is almost no restriction on the number of revisions. At the end of the project, we want the pastor to be happy.
Audiovisual system Support Services (PDF)
Audiovisual system support is included in Tier II and up. You can use your credits to help improve your current sound, video, or projection system. We can even help you build a new system from the ground up. Call us before you buy your next piece of gear, we can help make sure its the best for your situation. The Church Support Network does not sell equipment, but we can help you find the right gear at the best price no matter the supplier. We offer both onsite and virtual troubleshooting as well as onsite sound team training. Our highest, Tier III also provides on-call troubleshooting for your Sunday services. We have made a list of some suggested services, but you are not limited to our list. If it involves sound, video, or computers we can help take your ministry to the next level.
Worship Team and musician training Support (PDF)
Worship Team and Musician Training is only available in our highest tier, Tier III. The right atmosphere is one of the essential components of a successful church service. Atmosphere starts with worship. We have a team of musicians and worship leaders that are ready to help your worship excel. We can train your team of musicians in music theory, dynamics, and more. Sound checks and rehearsals can quickly spiral into chaos. We can instruct your team on how to properly conduct a sound check and rehearsal to maximize their performance. The Church Support Network can work with any team size whether one to twenty we are here to help.
Bookkeeping And Administrative Support (PDF)
Bookkeeping and Administrative Support is a separate service that can be purchased alone or with one of our three service tiers. Church bookkeeping can be a daunting task especially if the pastor is not adequately trained and equipped for the job. Our staff of trained bookkeepers is here help your ministry. Our base services include Yearly Reports, Monthly Reports, and a Weekly Contribution Summary. We handle Bill Entry and Account Reconciliation. Payroll for up to three employees is also included. For a complete list of the included services see the FAQ page. The Church Support Network can also help with some administrative tasks (updating bylaws, name changes, etc.). We have years of experience working with churches but, we are not attorneys or accountants. The Church Support Network always recommends consulting an attorney or tax professional before making any legal decisions.
Service Support Tiers
Credits - 18
Graphics and A/V Support
Credits - 36
Graphics, A/V Support, Musician Training, and On Call Support
Credits - 58
Let Us Be Your Church Bookkeeper!
WEB SITE DESIGN
Build Your Online Presence
Worship Leaders and musician to help fill in
We can manage your Social Media so you can focus on your ministry!
The Church Support Network does charge a small travel fee for churches outside of a 30-mile area of the servicing technician. The fee is .30/mile for Church Support Network members and .54/mile for non members. Most of the time we try and schedule more then one customer per trip so the travel fee is divided between the churches. Travel fees are bill separate from your monthly service fee.
For high resolution PDF files and sample reports you can download our Promo Pack.