Easy Jethro is a simple, inexpensive church database.
Less work. More ministry. Easy Jethro.
Why a church database?
Pastor people, not paper.
If you're a pastor, you need to keep track of people (1 Peter 5:2). But you don’t have a photographic memory and you're not an accountant. This is easy if you simply tell a machine who turned up each week, and it tells you who's been missing for a while.
If you're a pastor, you need to focus on the important things (Acts 6:1-4). Not on passing around scraps of paper or emailing spreadsheets. This is easy when there's one reliable, secure place where everyone can help themselves to the info they need.
If you're a pastor, you need to be able to delegate (Exodus 18:13–23). And to know whether the delegated work is actually getting done. This is easy when there's a central register of what needs to be done, who's doing it, and whether it’s finished yet.
An online church database like Easy Jethro means you can care for people more effectively, while the normal church admin rolls on around you.
Why Easy Jethro?
There are hundreds of church databases on the market. Our service is based on the Jethro PMM open-source software, which we host in a reliable, secure environment. We think you'll find our database is a good fit because it's easy.
Easy Jethro requires no maintenance from you. It's a web-based software-as-a-service product, so you simply access it via any modern web browser, tablet or smartphone. There's no installation to perform, no hardware for you to maintain. You have peace of mind because we look after all the setup, security and backups for you.
Easy Jethro is simple to use. Some church databases have a gazillion specialised features which you'll never need, which just make it harder to find your way around. Jethro was built in and for a regular Australian church, so it has all the features we actually needed and nothing more.
Easy Jethro is flexible. It doesn't have custom modules for this and that, which force you to work a certain way. Jethro just has general tools which you can use to solve a bunch of different problems in your own way.
Easy Jethro is inexpensive. We're straightforward about our pricing and you'll find it's a lot less then our competitors.
Hopefully we've convinced you that a Church database makes ministry easier and Easy Jethro is a reasonable option. Now here's a rundown of the primary features of the Easy Jethro database:
People and Families
- Capture names, contact details, age, gender, photos and significant dates
- Share common information within a family, with no need to enter anything twice
- Track progress from casual contacts to signed-up members
- Click through to Google Maps
Congregations and Groups
- See at a glance where somebody fits into your church
- Record membership of Bible study groups, ministry teams, training courses, special events
- Use groups to tag people's interests, skills, certifications and more
- Navigate smoothly between groups and the people that are in them
Notes and Tasks
- Add more info about people and families progressively over time
- Assign notes for action by yourself or other users, now or in the future
- Record progress and monitor outstanding tasks
- Automate your procedures using customised action plans
Attendance and Reporting
- Record who was present and absent at Sunday services and other groups
- View attendance statistics and detailed attendance history
- Assign notes to follow up absentees
- Execute powerful custom reports based on personal details, group membership, attendance and more
- Link directly to your email program to quickly send emails to individuals, families, congregations, groups, roster volunteers or demographics within Jethro
- Synchronise with MailChimp to send e-newsletters
- Send bulk SMS messages directly from Jethro
Schedules and Rosters
- Plan your service schedule with topics and Bible readings
- Assign people to roles and view rosters in multiple configurations
- Send communications to whole groups of volunteers or just this week's assignees
- Publish your schedules and rosters live online so everyone always sees the latest version
- Mail merge service details to quickly create weekly handouts
Imports and Exports
- Import persons and families from CSV
- Export person data and custom reports to CSV or VCard
- Use Jethro's mail merge to easily create name tags, mailing labels etc
- Extract family-based listings ready for your printed church directory
Restrictions and Security
- Manage user accounts to give access to your staff and lay leaders
- Hide irrelevant features from certain users, or from everyone
- Restrict users to see only certain congregations or groups
- Web-based system available throughout the internet with nothing to install
- Optimised for modern web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 8+, Safari), tablets (iPad / Android) and smartphones (iPhone / Android)
- Simple and attractive user interface based on the latest frameworks