We hope that you enjoy reading our newsletter each month as we keep you "in the know" regarding our platforms and services. The December edition includes some tips that we hope help you grow your ministry and minister to your congregation. 

On behalf of everyone at Shelby Systems, we would like to thank our customers for their continued support and wish you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, and holiday season! 


In this month's newsletter we'll cover:  

  • Webinars – Worship Planning, Year End and our New Donors/Gifts Application 
  • New Features in ShelbyNext Giving, ShelbyNext Membership and Arena 
  • Best Practices for End of Year Giving 
  • MPowerU Promotion (Learning Management System) – 15% Discount 
  • Year-End Resources 
  • Exclusive Saving for Shelby Software and Hardware 
  • Our Holiday Schedule 
  • Resources to Plan for a Social-Distanced Christmas 

We are here to serve you as you serve in your ministry. Have a blessed day and enjoy the newsletter! 


Steve Pruitt 

General Manager, Shelby Systems 





‘Advance Your Knowledge’ Webinar Series 

Once a month, the Shelby Training Team will host a webinar on a wide range of topics. Last month, we started our series covering volunteer management and scheduling through Worship Planning. This month, we’ll spend our time discussing items that we think will help you finish 2020 strong with important procedures to wrap up the calendar year.


Worship Planning:

In case you missed last month’s ‘Worship Planning’ Webinar, you can still watch the recording by clicking here


Year End:

You may also be interested in registering for Decembers webinar titled ‘Some Key Things to Remember About Year End Procedures’.  The webinar is Tuesday, December 15, 2:00-2:45 pm (CT).  Click here to register. 


Share Your Ideas - Have a topic you would like us to cover in our ‘Advance Your Knowledge’ series, click here and share your ideas. 


Product Overview Webinar: 

Join us as we introduce you to Shelby Financials' Donors and Gifts Application. Whether you’re the headquarters for an entire denomination or a niche non-profit seeking a way to manage your donors and giving, we’ve got just what you need. 

‘Meet Donors & Gifts - A Streamlined Donor Management Application’ - Tuesday, December 16, 2:00-3:00 PM (CT).  Click here to register. 


New Features



As the year comes to a close, we wanted to share the latest and greatest features that are now available for our Shelby customers. Our team has worked hard all year to make exciting changes and quality of life improvements for our users and we can't wait to share even more with you in the year ahead.



Best Practices for End of Year Giving


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Explore best practices to introduce and grow recurring giving during year-end. Learn how to communicate the benefits of recurring gifts to people during each stage of the giver’s journey. Download your free giver’s journey infographic and access other resources to help spread the word. 




MPower University



Learn at Your Own Pace 

MPowerU is home to a series of online courses that you can go through at your own pace. Introduce a new user to the programs or expose existing users to new concepts. Each course is broken into small chapters to facilitate easier learning and allow you to take your time. Go through one chapter multiple times, roll through several chapters, or power through the whole course. It’s your choice!



Year-End Resources


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Year-End is here! Contribution Statements, W2s, 1099s, closing your financial books, budgeting…. the lists go on and on. We hope the following resources will help you get ready and have a successful year end.




Exclusive Savings


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Exclusive savings are available for your church   

This year has been tough, no doubt about it. From the Coronavirus to temporary church closings and reductions in contributions, it's been a year unlike any other. We want to help your church with some exciting offers! 


Call us at (800) 877-0222 to get 15% off of select hardware items and financial modules for your church! The more you buy the more you save!


Shelby Holiday Schedule



As we turn the final corner of 2020, we wanted to remind you of our remaining holiday schedule for the rest of the calendar year. Our offices will be closed on the following days.




Resources to Plan for a Social-Distanced Christmas 


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Christmas is going to look a little different this year in light of COVID-19. 
Here at Shelby, we’re committed to helping Churches navigate one of the most cherished times of the year with an abundance of content that you can use to prepare for at-home service contingency plans, caring for your congregation, keeping your community engaged from a safe distance, and more. This kit contains everything you need to put on a merry, healthy, and safe Christmas for your community. Click on the button below to download your resources today.