Atlantic Caribbean Union

Adventist Church Management System Introduced to ATCU

Adventist Church Management System Introduced to ATCU
Communication Department, ATCU

Keeping an accurate record of the church’s membership is one of the responsibilities of church clerks in Seventh-day Adventist congregations and the executive secretaries at the various organizational levels within the Adventist church.

To assist with this task, the Adventist church in Inter-America recently began utilizing the Adventist Church Management System (ACMS), a new membership management tool which was introduced to the executive secretaries of the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) and their administrative assistants on March 13 and 14, 2014.

Pastor Fernando Salazar, ACMS trainer at the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD), explained that ACMS is a system designed for effective church management at all levels of the Seventh-day Adventist church in areas such as membership care, pastoral administration, and statistical reports. He stressed, however, that “the primary focus for ACMS is on the care of members as the church’s most valuable asset.”

He further shared that other benefits of the program are its mobility and accessibility. It’s a tool that local church clerks and executive secretaries can always carry with them on their tablets, smartphones, or notebooks, enabling them to make any inquiries at any time and even process transfers of membership.

The ACMS, which was designed by the South American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, is being made available for the benefit of the Adventist world church. Presently, there are nine union territories within the IAD who are already utilising the system. The ATCU is one of six unions preparing to implement the program within the next six months.

The two-day seminar was hosted by Pastor Peter Kerr, ATCU executive secretary, and Dr. Cheryl Rolle, ATCU associate secretary.