SOURCE: Advanced Solutions International, Inc. (ASI)

August 28, 2007 08:30 ET

Second Baptist Church Implements iMIS 15 ChMS to Manage Activities for Its 45,000 Members, Five Locations

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - August 28, 2007) - Advanced Solutions International (ASI), the leading global provider of web-based software for nonprofits, today announced Second Baptist Church has gone live with their iMIS 15 church management solution (ChMS). iMIS 15 enabled the organization to consolidate several databases into one and replace a hodgepodge of software solutions with a single product. Second Baptist Church chose iMIS 15 for its unique position as the only complete, upgradeable, web-based not-for-profit business software solution with an open platform and advanced application programming interface (API).

"ChMS solutions for large churches are hard to find, but with iMIS 15 we found a product that met our core needs. It was critical for us to find a product that would be a foundation for managing the people within our church while giving us the ability to customize, extend and tightly integrate our own custom applications," said David Drinnon, Associate Pastor and Director of Information Technology and Websites, Second Baptist Church. "We wanted one solution that would help us facilitate greater ministry involvement via our website, increase both members and visitors, and improve our stewardship, event planning and other activities."

"Most of our customers need software with more than just contact management and fundraising capabilities," said Bob Alves, Chairman and CEO of ASI. "iMIS also provides web content management, e-commerce, e-mail marketing, and social networking capabilities based on a single database for personal, financial and historical information. Our customers buy iMIS to save money by simplifying their IT environment and eliminate the need to deal with multiple suppliers."

Leveraging iMIS 15's API, open platform, and consulting team, Second Baptist Church developed several customized applications within the iMIS framework, critical to streamlining the organization's day-to-day functions, including:

--  Groups Management: tracks participants, attendance, leadership
    positions, breakout groups and optional self-managed group websites
--  Mass Record Update: quick 'record field' search application that
    allows mass activity updates without having to access individual records
--  Prayer and Care Request Management: captures email requests and
    converts them to manageable records for follow-up
--  Other integrated custom applications include: automation of record
    changes for marriages, divorces and deaths, and a stored procedures job

iMIS 15 can be delivered via a hosted model from ASI's facilities or delivered from an alternative location chosen by the customer. For more information about ASI or iMIS 15, visit

About ASI

Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is the leading global provider of software for non-profits, serving the industry since 1991. The company's premier product, iMIS, is the only complete, upgradeable, web-based, not-for-profit business software system. iMIS addresses a vast range of non-profit business software needs such as association management, fundraising, continuing education, faith-based management and much more. ASI distributes its solutions through a direct sales force and a global network of local solution providers backed by award-winning technical support. The company employs more than 200, with offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. Visit the website at,

About Second Baptist Church

Second Baptist Church is one church in five locations serving the spiritual and physical needs of the greater Houston area since 1927. Under the leadership of its fifth and current pastor, Dr. Ed Young, the church has grown from 2,000 members to over 45,000 members with an average weekend attendance of over 24,000. The staff and leadership of Second Baptist believe that church should be fun and exciting, yet without compromising the truth of God's Word, the Bible. Second is a Christian evangelical church -- a church whose primary purpose is to share the good news of Jesus Christ. To learn more about Second Baptist, visit

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