We are hearing from many churches looking for an alternative to Membership Plus for a variety of reasons: 1) It is no longer a supported application, 2) they don’t want web based software and the recurring fees and 3) they want a simple, easy to use church management software package.

Here are some ways you can benefit from hopping on board with us here at By the Book:

Great Customer Support

Our company has been around since 1992 and is currently operated by David and Kim Conley who have owned the business since 2004. They love their work, their staff and especially their customers! We have phenomenal tech support Monday thru Friday, and recently added Sunday support as well.  Just check out our reviews here. We at By the Book are constantly in the process of improving and upgrading our software to give churches the best solutions for managing their congregations as well as advancing the Kingdom. Check out our list of features.  We are always on the lookout for new features to our software and take requests from our customers. Who better to tell us what they need in church management software than those who use it? We promise to strive to meet those needs whenever possible. Here is a list of new features we are working toward for 2016 and beyond:  Roll Call Accounting, increased flexibility and customization of reports, online directory, and Event Registration.

Not Web based – No Recurring Fees

Roll Call is software that is downloaded then run on a local area network. You will have complete control over your data.  We have no recurring fees and when you buy our software you buy it outright.  Also, we do not force our customers to upgrade. We love when you do because with each upgrade you get our latest and greatest, but that decision is completely up to you.

Easy to Learn, Complete Software Package

Obviously some people feel more comfortable navigating new software than others, but we do get high accolades on how easy our software is to learn and use. Plus, we offer free video tutorials and online manuals, available from our website 24/7, a free Basics webinar to get you started, as well as 90 days free tech support with your purchase.

When considering child check-in, our pricing can’t be beat. You can get a total package including printer, labels and license for up to 100 people for under $233.00. You can purchase your license from our online store. Or, if you need us to bill your church, just give us a call… Yes, our customers are that great!

We offer a no obligation, fully functional, 30 day trial. Feel free to put in real information. All you have to do is purchase a license to continue to use it. You will not lose any data. Click here to download your free trial today!


Caroline enjoys being a wife and mom to three… a son in college, a daughter in high school, and another daughter in middle school. Besides attending their numerous sports and music activities, she enjoys rooting for the Chicago Bears with her husband and taking adventurous vacations with her family to various parts of the U.S. each year.