Five ways to save time on Asoriba

Ever feel like there’s not enough time to complete your activities? Whether you already have structures in place or have the need to create measures to ease your work load, these five features on Asoriba are sure to make your members feel cared for,help you save time and ultimately make you fulfilled.

  • Member Age Actions

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It is extremely hard for the church to manually monitor the ages of it’s members especially for the children’s ministry and youth wing. On asoriba, the stress of doing this is ruled out. Automatically move members from one group to another when they reach a particular age at just a click of a button!

How  to use this; Admins select actions that automatically transfer members who attain a certain age into specified branches, groups or departments within the church. For instance, transfer a member from Teens Ministry to Adult Church when he/she attains the age of 20.

Church administrators who tested the release in the pilot say the auto-triggers feature is a time saver – some even say it is God-sent. You should try this out and see!

  • Member Absent Actions.

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Like the member age actions, this feature can be the first level of follow-up in reaching out to members when they are absent from church.

How  to use this;

 Under auto triggers, church admins can configure messages to be sent to members who do not show up to church services .

  • Message scheduling

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We’re all busy and tend to forget but using asoriba should help eliminate forgetfulness. Schedule announcements, devotions, events and sermons if you tend to forget or are in the habit of postponing but never really get around to doing it.

How to use this:

After creating your message in new broadcast, uncheck the “send now” icon and go on to select the prefered date and time you would like these messages to be sent.

When you feel it’s too early or too late to send that announcement or message, Schedule  so it never slips.

  • Birthdays/Anniversaries

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    When members’ dates of birth/marriages (wedding dates) are provided in the database, church admins can set up customised birthday/anniversary SMS and/or push messages that would be delivered automatically on a member’s wedding anniversary or birthday.

How to use this:

Configure birthday/anniversary messages in Message templates in the autotriggers section on Asoriba.When this is done,members receive messages on their birthdays or anniversaries.Save yourself the stress of doing  this manually.

  • Assigning specific roles to specific admins

We believe in the saying ;”Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”.And we believe one way each church can maximise the use of asoriba is assigning separate admins specific roles. Assigning individuals to use specific features such as communication,membership.finance etc not only

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saves you time but also gives each administrator a sense of responsibility.

How to use this;

Under admin settings, located in the Settings feature, grant administrative permissions to other users.

Rather than spend time doing all the work, employ the addition of other administrators to ease your work load. You’ll save time and ensure everyone knows what they’re responsible for.

We’re all busy and we all forget but employing these features on asoriba can mitigate the issue of forgetfulness and save you tons of time.

 When you’re busy every second counts !

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CNN – The app that’s changing religion in West Africa

(CNN) — The first thing Dinah Colecraft does when she wakes up in her house in Ghana’s capital, Accra, isn’t take a shower or make a coffee.

Instead, she downloads a devotion sent by her church, using an app.

With Asoriba she can browse the church events taking place that weekend and even make a donation using her credit card.

Basically, it’s a one-stop shop for spirituality.

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Created by a team of young Ghanaian entrepreneurs, Asoriba — the parent company behind the app — was deemed Africa’s Best Startup at the Seedstars World event last month in Casablanca, Morocco.

 

A digital collection box

In Ghana, Christians normally give tithes — or a tenth of their monthly income — to the church.

While nobody knows exactly how much money is in circulation within the Christian church in the West African nation, due to the plethora of small institutions with no collective figures, most agree it’s a huge figure.

“I can reassure you that the churches are among the richest organizations in the country,” says Nana Prempeh, co-founder of Asoriba.

“Some churches need to use vans to take their money back to the bank on Sundays.”

By taking the collection box online, Asoriba has managed to tap into this huge market.

Colecraft, who works at Grace Gospel Ministries, uses the app’s payment feature.

“It’s very convenient to pay tithes on my phone,” she says. “In the comfort of my house, I can contribute to the church without necessarily having to be there.”

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Prempeh says the church uses the donations to fund education and healthcare.

The Super Bowl of Africa

While Western societies such as the U.S. are becoming increasingly secular, the church in West Africa is experiencing the opposite trend.

With 71% of the country’s 26 million strong population being Christian, there is ample opportunity for a company like Asoriba to scale.

“The church is the center of people’s lives in Ghana,” says Prempeh. He compares big church events such as those held at New Year’s Eve to the Super Bowl in the United States.

“[It’s normal to have] a pastor come and bless your new house or pray for your new car, and on Sundays most people go to church,” he says.

The app has already signed up 381 churches.

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Asoriba, which means “church member” in Twi, a Ghanaian language, has been particularly popular with the Charismatics — a popular sect in West Africa — due to their young congregation, Prempeh says.

Ghana has 700 Christian sects, according to the World Christian Database, and around 71,000 individual congregations.

Is digital spiritual?

Part of Asoriba’s appeal is its ability to connect churchgoers with the church without them physically attending a service.

For those traveling or too busy to attend, the Sunday service can be downloaded, or even live-streamed, through Asoriba.

The app can be personalized to a church or minister.

But is anything lost with going from a physical to digital connection?

“You can never replace your real life connections. However, you can enhance the physical connections and go beyond,” Prempeh says.

The new Facebook for churchgoers?

The next step for Asoriba — currently available on Android only, with an iOS version coming soon — is a social networking feature.

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The team envisions creating a virtual space for users to engage with others of the same faith about sensitive topics, such as sex and marriage, which they may struggle to bring up with people in real life.

“We want people to express themselves, and we want to make it possible to have these conversations,” Prempeh says.

 

Church Management

Asoriba come with a Church management solution that enables church leaders to easily manage their church member data, communications, finance and all branches.

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The web base church management software is free for churches with less than 100 membership size. The hope is to see these churches grow quickly and rapidly.

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Pay Tithes & Offerings From Your Phones

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Digital giving has proven to be more convenient, easily accessible to church members and also found to increase church contributions significantly. Having partnered with global payment processors, Asoriba assists your church members to seamlessly make contributions or pay for their tithes and offerings to the church’s bank account directly. Members can use Mobile Money (MTN, TIGO, AIRTEL & VODAFONE CASH), Visa, MasterCard, Express etc.

Why is this necessary to your Church as a leader?

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