Ministry Brands Releases Investigative Data Revealing Role of Technology in Church During Pandemic and Beyond


LENOIR CITY, Tennessee, August 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – New survey results released today by Ministry Brands, the leading provider of software, services and information platforms for churches, ministries and those they serve, indicate that 95% of church leaders say their dependence on digital tools and church software increased before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost 70 percent of those surveyed say their use has increased significantly.

This digital transformation of church life is explored in The cornerstones of post-pandemic church technology e-book, a summary of recent survey results collected from 1,200 church leaders nationwide in April and May 2021.

According to the results of these surveys, as organizations continue to recover and rebuild after the pandemic, the top three most important tools are live streaming, websites and online donation platforms. These results are consistent across churches of all sizes. Additional results include:

  • Nine out of 10 churches say live streaming will continue to be an important tool going forward, and 51% say they launched the service during the pandemic as a member engagement tool.
  • Church Management System (ChMS) integration capabilities are one of the most important features churches are looking for in online giving platforms to simplify management of this growing trend.
  • A strong web presence is now seen as essential by churches, with nine in 10 respondents saying websites are important in reimagining church life after the pandemic.

“As a technology partner of tens of thousands of churches across the country, we are committed to understanding trends, especially in these unprecedented times,” said Maia Tihista, executive vice president of marketing for Ministry Brands. “It’s information like this that helps our clients navigate digital evolution at the pace that’s right for them to support their important missions.”

The cornerstones of post-pandemic church technology The eBook presents information and results on a wide range of essential church tools including church management systems, websites, digital assets, live streaming, mass messaging, online donations, SMS, mobile apps and built-in background filtering. The eBook is available here or by visiting

About Ministry marks
Serving more than 90,000 customers, Ministry Brands is the leading provider of SaaS platforms for churches, parish ministries and other faith-based organizations in United States and Canada. Led by a mission-driven leadership team, the company seeks to equip the 21st century church with technology that enables pastors, church leaders, tech professionals and administrators to lead carry out their biblical mission with excellence, respect and efficiency. Ministry Brands’ suite of solutions includes church management, giving, accounting, mobile apps, website development, background checks, content, streaming, and messaging. Learn more about our brands at

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