Online Churches FAQ
Have a question about how to create an online churches form for your website? Check out our FAQs below.
What is church management software?
Church management software helps churches manage their day-to-day operations and automate manual tasks. JotForm’s free church management software goes beyond collecting data — it lets you create custom online forms to gather new member registrations, organize events, collect donations with no additional transaction fees, sync form submissions to 100+ applications, and so much more!
How can I start an online church?
In order to create an online church and build your online following, you’ll need to make sure your church registration forms, donation forms, and other helpful data management tools are all online. Please read our free How to Start and Grow a Church guide for more tips and advice.
Is JotForm HIPAA compliant?
JotForm offers a HIPAA compliance option with our Silver and Gold plans, allowing organizations to safely collect health data online. To make your JotForm account HIPAA compliant, simply upgrade to a Silver or Gold plan, go to your account settings to enable HIPAA compliance, and sign JotForm’s Business Associate Agreement (BAA). Please visit our help guide for more information on how to make your online forms HIPAA compliant.
How can I collect online donations for my church?
Create a custom donation form and embed it in your website or share it with a link to start collecting donations online. To get started, simply build a form that matches your church’s branding, explore 30+ trusted payment processors that allow you to accept donations, and choose one to integrate with your form — options include Square, Stripe, PayPal, Authorize.Net, and more. You can even process recurring payments through your forms, allowing your church members to automatically donate to your cause weekly, monthly, or yearly. And better yet, JotForm never charges additional transaction fees to process payments! Learn more about why JotForm is the best way to collect donations online.
How can I customize my form?
After choosing one of our 10,000+ readymade form templates or opting to build a form from scratch, use our drag-and-drop Form Builder to add new form fields, integrate with powerful apps, and update the form design to match your church. With 300+ widgets and 100+ form integrations to choose from, you can easily build the perfect form for your needs.
What apps can I integrate with?
Whether you’re adding new church members to your CRM, syncing registrations to your spreadsheet app, or processing donations online, JotForm has 100+ powerful integrations to help automate your workflow. Use one of our 30+ payment processors to accept online donations with no additional transaction fees, or choose from our other integrations to sync form submissions to apps you’re already using. Our free integrations include popular platforms like Google Sheets, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Salesforce, Airtable, HubSpot, and many more — so whether you’re building your contacts list, organizing events, or communicating with members of your church, you can automate your workflow to be more efficient.
Are my forms secure?
Yes! Any data you collect through your online forms is hosted on secure servers and protected with a 256-bit SSL connection, PCI compliance, GDPR compliance, CCPA compliance, HIPAA Compliance and the option to encrypt your forms. To learn more about how JotForm keeps your data safe, please visit our security page.
How do I create a church membership form?
Start registering new members of your church with one of our free registration form templates. Choose a template, use our Form Builder to customize it for your church, and embed it in your website to start accepting registrations online. You can easily collect contact information, membership fees, signatures, and files with ease, and turn submissions into confirmation letters with our PDF Editor. By making your registration process more seamless, you’ll encourage more people to join your church!
How do I create a consent form for my church’s youth group or ministry?
Our free consent form templates make it easy to accept parent signatures online. Just select a template you like, customize it with our easy-to-use Form Builder, and embed it in your website to start accepting submissions. Parents can easily submit legally binding electronic signatures for their children to participate in youth group activities and more!
How do I automatically generate PDFs for my church?
Keep your church looking professional with JotForm’s readymade PDF templates designed specifically for churches. Whether you need to create donation receipts, membership registrations, or baptism invitations, our church PDF templates will make it easier to generate PDFs that are easy to download, share, and print. Just customize the template to match your church’s needs, and start converting form submissions into polished PDFs automatically!
Can I get a discount for JotForm plans?
Eligible nonprofit organizations get 50% off when upgrading to a Bronze, Silver, or Gold JotForm plan — that means more forms, submissions, and payments at half our regular price! Apply for your nonprofit discount here.
Is there a mobile app I can use for my church?
Try JotForm Mobile Forms, our free mobile app for Apple and Android devices! You’ll be able to create forms using your phone or tablet and have donors or churchgoers fill them out on the go. You’ll even be able to accept submissions offline in case you don’t have reliable internet access. Download the app for free today!
Something is wrong with my form. Who can help me fix it?
Our friendly customer support team is available 24–7 to help you solve any issues you may encounter while using JotForm. You can also refer to our user guide for additional help.