Are you comparing Elvanto to Church Community Builder? Smart move!
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Although there is bias in this article because we believe Elvanto is a great fit for most churches, we hope to give you a better understanding of the differences between Elvanto and Church Community Builder. At the end of the day, our heart is that you find the right product to help you do ministry better to support and grow your church. If we can help you make that decision, then we are happy.
Our goal here is to be as factual as possible. If anything has changed or we've listed something incorrectly, please reach out so we can fix it immediately.
We're not into add-on modules or additional costs. Our heart is set on giving customers everything they need at a single price point. And that's exactly what we do. You will get every single existing feature and all future features at no additional cost.
Church Community Builder, however, requires you to pay an additional cost if you want simple features like check-in, forms, volunteer scheduling or multi-site. What may seem cheap to begin with may actually end up costing a lot more in the end!
We only charge for active adults. That's it. Children and community contacts are stored in Elvanto free of charge. Active adults are individuals that either serve, attend regularly or give financially. There are no set up fees. No upgrade fees. No termination fees. No lock-in contracts. We have no setup fees, termination fees or lock-in contracts.
Church Community Builder charges based on all attendance has upfront costs, charges for support and has different upgrade add-ons that give you more features.
Customer service and support is one of the most important aspects of what we offer. If you sign up for a great product, you expect to get great customer service. This is why we have a dedicated Customer Happiness Officer! :)
At Elvanto we pride ourselves on our ability to provide you with customized service. We offer unlimited support to assist any person from your church using Elvanto whether it be the senior pastor or a volunteer who serves once a month. You can reach out and talk to us on the phone, live chat and email.
Church Community Builder has paid support services. We believe support should be included, not as a paid extra.
In this day and age, privacy and security of data are so vital especially when it comes to storing personal data. At Elvanto we have servers based in Australia, Europe, and the United States meaning your data is closer to home depending on your location and at the same time offers better privacy of your data.
We understand Church Community Builder doesn't have this same level of protection so be sure to ask them about where your data is stored.
As mentioned in the previous point, we have servers strategically located in Australia, Europe, and the United States. This means each click or page load doesn't have data traveling around the world and back to you, saving you seconds per click and hours of productivity each year!
Elvanto is very scalable and has powerful customization to allow any church or any size to use Elvanto effectively. We are constantly making improvements and adding features to help make you do church life better.
At the end of the day, Church Community Builder is a great product, but it's not right for every church due to the higher overall cost. Be sure your church is evaluating all the right options and making the right choice for your congregation!
As soon as I opened Elvanto, I was convinced that this was the site that would take our worship planning to the next level. My team is so excited about having access to all our resources. They love viewing the YouTube links, charts and the opportunity to plan their schedule online - and I love the fact that I spend less time emailing schedules, set lists, and charts. Way to go Ben!
Switching to Elvanto has been great. With its extensive functionalities, we can now better understand and serve our members. Elvanto is easy to use and flexible. Keep up the great work!
We just signed up for Elvanto a few days ago. It honestly has been a dream moving over. I dreaded it as our church has grown to around 1400 members in the last year but it has been effortless.
Elvanto is THE hub of our creative ministries administration and communication process. I'm not sure there's anything quite like this in the market, and I will be recommending it to other Pastors and creative teams.
Can't believe we are starting our database system @elvanto! Great tool to build strong community & stay organized!