In my business over the last 25 years customers have required detailed contracts and some a handshake. To speak in generalities, the larger projects, the more detailed, revolved around contracts. For some the contract will give a peace of mind as to what each party is responsible for. Past history has shown that some of the best partnerships have been accomplished on a handshake and the two party’s reputations.
In dealing with various Churches and planning for the future of their Church Management Software needs the question of contracts always comes up. Often it is the first item on the agenda. Perhaps the contract is up in two months, and they still have a case of buyer’s remorse. The system has not really lived up to the expectations presented before they signed the contract. You have seen push back from staff and volunteer leaders in that “it is too difficult to use”. You question, why do they need to force me into another year contract, don’t they believe in the software enough?
Fresh Vine seriously believes that we are a leadership tool to empower the staff and volunteer leaders of the church! We consider it a partnership in the ministry of the church, and stand on your experience of our software. There are no contracts to sign, and you are free at any point to stop your subscription. But we believe that Fresh Vine will help your church so much that you will continue to use it month after month all on your own.
What about your current Church Management Software? Is there a monthly subscription or long term contract? The answer to this question will tell you the kind of partnership to expect.