Technology is evolving at a torrid pace and brings great opportunity to enable ministry when properly utilized. For churches, ministry is the mission and responsible stewardship is vital. In considering the many ways that technology may be deployed to enable ministry and enhance stewardship, there will be times when you need help with a technology project. Whether you are moving your email to the cloud, installing new firewalls, servers or switches, need a modern new phone system, initiating a cabling project, desire to provide wireless internet access across your campus or require a large multi-campus networking solution, we can help you.
No matter how large or small your church, or your project, we can help you think about, define, plan, manage and execute the technology project to meet your ministry goals. Our project teams are made up of highly skilled and experienced project managers, field engineers and senior engineers. We build a project specific team for every project we undertake. Due to our wide-ranging project experience, we are comfortable working independently or working alongside and supporting your existing IT staff. We operate with a core philosophy that technology is a tool for ministry and is not an end unto itself. With all projects our passion is enabling ministry and seeing lives changed as we serve our church partners.
Whether you’re concerned about the age of your network equipment, need new switches, wonder whether your firewall is as secure as it needs to be, are thinking about how to provide wireless internet access to different constituencies, or how to connect multiple campus sites, Enable Ministry Partners can help. We employ highly skilled engineers with a broad range of experience who can handle projects of any size in churches from the very small to the very large. In some cases, your church IT staff or volunteers just need a little help and we are happy to work alongside them. If you don’t have your own IT department and need a complete team, we’re equally adept at working independently for you. Whatever your need, Enable will assemble a project team designed to accomplish your specific goals, and to do so on time and on budget. Regardless of the project objectives, our passion is enabling ministry and seeing lives changed as we serve our church partners.
If you are considering upgrading your older phone system, you will be pleased to know that there are many affordable voice over IP phone systems available that can use your existing network infrastructure while still providing all the new, state of the art features that help enable ministry. Enable Ministry Partners has experience helping churches of all sizes identify and install the voice over IP phone system that best suits their specific needs. Whatever your specific needs, Enable can assist you in identifying the most appropriate phone system.
Enable has established a partnership with Digium and we are able to provide, install and support the Switchvox family of VoIP products. We are always sensitive to our church partners’ stewardship obligations, and Digium’s cost to value relationship is exceptional. Digium’s products include many of the features you would have to pay extra for with other vendors, yet Digium’s products come at less cost than comparable phone systems from other vendors.
Digium Switchvox provides enterprise class features that are easy to use and are accessible from a Digium desk handset, smartphone app, or web interface. All the features of Switchvox are included in a standard license, so you are not “nickled and dimed” for using premium features.
Full Featured Handsets – Digium’s attractive and user friendly handsets feature:
- HD-Voice –which makes callers sound clear and present.
- Interactive Voicemail
- Rapid Dial
Presence – Allows you to see who is in the office, who is on a call, and who is away from their desk. Call rules update automatically based on an employee’s presence. Employees can easily configure their own call rules.
Recording and Monitoring – You can record calls automatically based on rules, or you can initiate calls directly from your Digium phone. The feature can be turned off at the extension level, based on your preferences regarding recorded calls.
Mobility – The Switchvox Softphone for iPhone and Android allows you to access the power of your desk phone from anywhere. You can receive, transfer, create conferences, change your status and more, all from your smartphone.
Unified Messaging – You can set your system to deliver voicemail to your email and check messages from your phone or via the client web portal.
Reporting and Call Logging –You can schedule custom reports and have them emailed to you automatically. This feature allows you to see detailed information about calls in your system.
Conferencing – A built-in conference bridge allows your employees to manage their own virtual conference rooms on demand.
Call Queues – These queues provide flexibility in call routing so that calls are directed to the right team of people.
Interactive Voice Response/Auto-Attendant – The extensive built-in IVR allows you to provide information to callers and direct calls to the correct person.
Paging and Intercom – Flexible paging and intercom features allow for quick communications between staff.
Many of our church partners utilize digital signage to increase communication and enable ministry. The signage required can range from or a large colorful road side sign with a scrolling RSS feed, to a small kiosk display that rotates through a simple slide deck, or anything in between. Enable Ministry Partners has deep experience in helping our customers to identify, purchase and install the best digital display technology for their specific needs. Whether you need a large outdoor network-connected sign or a remotely manageable TV based display, we have products and partners to meet your needs and a team of Enable Ministry engineers who are very familiar with the pros and cons and usability of each solution. Whether you goal is to attract, guide or inform, we can help you select and install a digital signage solution that meets your unique ministry goals and your unique environment.