For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been trying out the new collaboration software called Disciple.Tools. We can sum up our response in one word: Awesome. Sure there were CRM packages that churches and mission agencies could buy, rent, or try to adapt. But prior to now, they were either too expensive, too complicated, too kludgy, or just plain didn’t quite fit. Finally, here’s a disciple-makers who just simply want to see progress made toward his Great Commission. Designed specifically for field teams, mission orgs, churches, and Christian mass media groups, this tool was developed by practitioners in the field. They say “necessity is the mother of invention.” Well the particular field team who led the way in developing this is first and foremost exactly that: a field team. They led the way in developing this software because they couldn’t find it on the shelf and they needed it. Yes, truth in advertising, they happen to be from the org of which we’re members. But we’d recommend this software if it had been developed by anyone, anywhere else in the world. It’s unique, secure, scalable, quick as a bunny, mobile, with adequate filtering and it’s even multilingual. What’s more, it’s open source, plays well with others (like Facebook and MailChimp), and it can even be customized and extended. With it, you can find seekers, track progress of your emerging disciple-making movement, collaborate, chart, and hand off contacts. There’s a great dashboard. It’s listed on Github. And most amazing of all (drum roll), it’s a gift to the nations. Because this team needed it, they paid to develop it — in more ways than one. It’s completely free of charge to you. And it improves virtually every month. Seriously. You’ll love it. Try it.