Sojourner is a comprehensive and robust church management system designed to help churches by simplifying and streamlining complex ministry and day-to-day operations.
Sojourner is a comprehensive and robust church management platform which consolidates all member, visitor and event details. Through an integrated set of features, Sojourner empowers church leaders with information like who is involved in which ministries, learning history of members, attendance statistics, booking details, visitor status and more. It helps administrators to organise people into hierarchy of ministries, groups and services, as well as manage resources and events. Members can pretty much perform most activities through self-service. It is designed to be used anytime, anywhere and on any platform - PCs, tablets and smart phones.
Overall Sojourner allows the church to manage its membership and operations effortlessly, effectively and efficiently and serves as a reliable ‘corporate memory’ with the centralised repository of data it maintains.
With Facility Booking module, members can make tentative bookings using an intuitive calendar interface. Bookings can be confirmed by the administrator or self amended by the user. The system supports recurrent and force booking by the administrator. There is also an option to integrate with a cloud-based E M lock system, so a user can present his QR code to unlock the door at the booking time.
Sojourner provides a fully integrated experience with Zoom video conferencing platform. All course or event management functions can be performed within Sojourner which will automatically schedule events and participants in Zoom. The administrator can then trigger an invitation from Sojourner before the meeting session. At the end of a meeting, the system will automatically collate attendance without administrator intervention. Sojourner can automatically facilitate online cell group meetings and attendance via similar processes.
The software is capable of integrating with SingPass Login and MyInfo . This means we are ready to enable login via SingPass or synchronise personal data via MyInfo with a single click of a button.
Customers have the option to enable second factor authentication via SMS. 2FA can be implemented based on inclusion or exclusion rules. Using inclusion rules, the system enforces 2FA for specified roles while using exclusion rules, the system enforces 2FA for all except the specified roles.
Sojourner's sophisticated directory service allows you to search for members by name, NRIC, phone, email, address, occupation, roles, skills and talent etc. You can also search for visitors.
Sojourner provides each church member with a personal profile which helps the church know him/her better. A member's profile contains his/her demographics, church-related information, contact information and relationships.
Allows admin or members to declare and leaders to search for members who possess specific skills and giftings.
Sojourner makes it easy to organise any department, be it adult cell groups or a youth ministry, each with its own hierarchical organisation structure. You can easily move groups around e.g. a cell group, with its members, to be part of another zone without hassle. The system comes with several standard reports and allows for customised reports based on user requirements.
You can view declared relationships in a family tree visualisation chart, and also click to let the system discover undeclared relationships.
The Communications module now supports the delivery of notifications through WhatsApp, in addition to email and SMS
Quick Menu which is now the default navigational UI on mobile devices. More aesthetically pleasing and easier on "fat fingers". It also allows power users to enter key words to zoom in quickly on the required functions instead of using manual navigation.
Allows admin to easily create detailed service plan or itinerary which can be viewed online, including shared resources (songs, sermon) by the roster team members can access via a calendar view.
Allows search of audit log to show who has changed which records on whom and time of change.
Generate report on membership records which can be filtered by the ministry, ministry role, membership status, age and occupation. Export report as a spreadsheet.
Create pastoral care cases and track follow up actions like visits and remarks. The dashboard provides an overview of all follow-up cases. Pastoral care records can only be viewed by leaders with permission.
Sojourner facilitates a leader's communications with his/her downstream members based on the cell or ministry structure, and can be filtered by membership type. You can also decide whether to communicate via a combination of email, SMS or both modes.
Provides management of Christian Education courses, online registration, payment tracking, automated email notifications and attendance reports. Captures Christian Education history of all course participants, whether members or public. Also supports pre-requisites.
Enable online registration for events, payment tracking, automated email notifications and attendance taking. Supports custom forms for each event which requires its own questionnaire during online registration. Also supports pre-requisites.
Create newcomer records and assign them to a leader for follow up. Sojourner tracks follow up status and remind the assignee of pending cases. The dashboard provides an overview of all follow-up cases.
The Children Ministry module allows the organisation of children into classes, supports attendance taking and assimilation of child visitors. It also supports the promotion of an entire class of children once per year.
The Public Event Booking module allows churchgoers to book seats in advance for weekly services or any public events which require enforcement of MCCY requirements. Confirmed bookings will receive e-tickets for checking in at the right event and cluster. No intervention is required from administrators as the system automates all weekly tasks. Supports both recurring and one-off events. Booking and attendance reports are available for audit purposes and attrition management.
Private Event Booking allows the management of events that is by-invitation-only. Supports the import and management of invitee list and batch booking for the entire list while enforcing MCCY requirements. The event coordinator gets access to most public event booking features.
Enables the admin to the roster for the roles required for weekly services where the rostering is auto-assigned on a fair assignment basis. Volunteers will be sent reminders to accept or reject the assignments. It can also be overridden by admin.
Provides calendar view of all Christian Education classes, events and services. This can also be embedded in external sites like the church website.
CG leaders are given leader's resources and helpful information to aid their tasks like members' birthdays and wedding anniversaries whenever they log in to Sojourner, whether on a PC or mobile device. Assigned newcomers also appear on the landing page for the leader's follow up.
Sojourner supports attendance taking across multiple modules: weekly services, cell groups, courses, events, children classes, AGMs. All attendance can be easily performed anywhere with any device.
Administrators can upload shared media or resources and control access to each uploaded resource by membership type, role, role type or ministry.
An integrated AGM module facilitates Annual General Meetings and Extra Ordinary General Meetings with attendance taking and reports.
The Cell Group ministry can be organised in a flexible hierarchy, supporting different meeting frequencies. Cell leaders are reminded about attendance taking on a timely basis. Attendance taking and data collation is now a breeze with easy access to individual, group and cluster attendance reports. Also supports the management of XFXZ 幸福小组.
Create simple survey forms with basic or advanced field types with public or private visibility. Private forms are meant for member submissions and are tied to them, which can be retrieved from their P-File records via Directory search. Data can be collated and exported in spreadsheets. This feature supports the Christian Education and Events module custom registration questionnaires.
Sojourner supports multiple languages natively. The Multi-Language UI option allows a user to view the application in the language of their choice, meaning a user can access the application in English while another user can view it in Chinese and yet another in Tamil.
Sojourner supports OpenID Connect (OIDC) authentication, which means your 3rd party applications can use the Sojourner membership database as the central authentication back end for single log on purposes.
Sojourner supports online payment with the following payment services: Mastercard Payment Gateway Service, Stripe, Paypal and Telemoney. The payment engine supports transaction status tracking, retries, logging and reports.