Who is Churchteams?

How did the company start and what
is churchteams passionate about?


You combine a passion for discipleship, with a passion for software?

Every company starts with a story. Knowing a little of that story helps you figure out context and, honestly, trustworthiness. In this video, meet Co-founder, Boyd Pelley, as he personally shares some of the story.

Churchteams began as a discussion between Boyd Pelley and Mark Horan over lunch in Lincoln, NE in 1999. Boyd was the discipleship pastor at New Covenant Community Church; Mark was a software developer for a direct marketing company, and had worked with Boyd in developing a MS Access database for use at New Covenant. Heavily influenced by the discipleship and church growth movements of the 1980s and 90s Boyd felt that a new kind of software, built not around accounting but around the church’s Great Commission, was needed. Mark agreed to partner with Boyd to build it and they decided that it should be web based to leverage the growing popularity of the Internet. Solving the major problems of small group ministry was the first area of focus.

New Covenant began using it in the Fall of 2000 and within a year a number of other churches were using it as well. Consultants and several large, influential churches began referring Churchteams to clients and friends which continued the growth. Churchteams was pioneering a new kind of software – Small Group Software.

With so many churches excited about how Churchteams had helped their small groups ministry we received requests to be able to use Churchteams for tracking membership, contributions, check-in, assimilation and more. In 2007 we began developing new features to address these needs and become a full church management system. We took the lessons we learned in creating simple, yet powerful, small group software and applied them to


church management for other ministry areas and church leaders. We have taken the lessons of building a revolutionary small group software and applied them to develop equally innovative solutions for membership, contributions, check-in, assimilation, event registration, online giving, volunteer management and more.

Our ever-growing team of servant-leaders has a heart to serve church leaders well. People love the speed and quality of our service. We’ve figured out how to help you succeed with as little financial outlay as possible, because we are partners in ministry with you. It would be our privilege to serve you and your church or ministry!


“We love church teams software. It has been so beneficial to our church in the management of our database of members, contributions, tracking small groups, etc. It is always been added to by Boyd and Mark at Churchteams. We have seen so many great editions over the years we have used it. Anytime we have a suggestion of changing something about the software the team listens to our thoughts. Many of our suggestions have been implemented.
It is a GREAT product at a great price!”

—Mark Wright
Rector, St. Nicholas Church
SouthGate Church