Why? Because one possible future of software is to run it all though a web browser. This way your office volunteers — and I know some of you pastors out there don’t have adequate office staff — small group organizers and canvass/stewardship people can work from a secure browser at home rather than hunch over the church office computer where the database is kept. It really makes more sense.
First, does this interest anyone?
Second, this kind of software works better if there’s a sample church to work with. This is where you come in. Leave church members in the comments. Name them, identify them by sex, age, mutual relationships, their giving (amount and frequency), and their committee and group memberships. “Create” people of different generations, please, but make them fictional or historic. And please try to come up with software-breaking senarios.
Leave your contributions all in the comments, and ask for the password. (I’ll email it to you when we get a critical mass.)
If you like this software — it is free and open-source — I can help you install it for your church.