AN INTEGRATED WEB BASED CHURCH MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION SYSTEM
The result of this project revealed that if this software would help the church achieve the objectives above and also help eradicate the paper work from the system and reduce the workload for the Authority. The program would enhance the running of the church information. The existing system will be used alongside the new system to ensure that the church does not loose valuable information when switching to the new system. The program was developed with Visual Basic and Ms Access as database
Church membership registration is the art of signing up for the state of being a member of a church. Church membership registration systems typically assist in the efficient management of membership and registrations, and may also assist in fundraising, events, and report generation. Churches use the system to reduce the cost of operations and track the growth in their congregations. The growth in the church registration/management systems coincides with the growing trend of using computers for religious activity .
Church membership registration system normally includes at least the following: storing and editing member’s information in a database; creating, renewing, upgrading and downgrading membership’s information. Membership organizations have diverse needs and structures, and this is reflected in the additional features membership software sometimes includes: organizing and selling tickets to events or series’ of events; publishing and delivering textual or audio-visual content; providing advertising opportunities via listings or targeted placements; facilitating interaction and collaborative file sharing between members; tracking members’ interests and activity to provide relevant services; raising supplementary income from donations. Membership registration systems often integrate the core features of a content management system, to provide a single coherent interface for members and administrators. They do this by using generic database or spreadsheet software, and adding on external options as they need them; for instance event registration, etc. .
1.1 Background of the Study
As the growth of technology continues to be more sophisticated, the traditional approach to church membership registration is gradually being replaced with automated membership registration. The traditional method of Church Membership Registration at Methodist Church Nigeria, Uyo Diocese includes several drawbacks. Some of the drawback includes more time consumption, improper compilation, delays in correspondence, information misplacement, etc. In recent years, a variety of automated church membership registration systems are developed for the churches.