The NTS Story
NTS started as a very simple idea. David Watson had a desire to make it easier for his father (Clifton), who was serving as treasurer for a local Nazarene church, to keep track of the church finances.
David noticed that his dad spent many long hours laboring over the task of keeping the church's financial records and suggested that computer software might greatly reduce the time needed to do so. His dad agreed, and so they worked together over the course of many months to define the needs of a Nazarene treasurer and the type of reports that would be required to submit to the Church Board and to the District office. David, who was working in the computer software industry, built a software program to meet those needs and requirements.
The very first version of NTS was built in the mid-1980s and was tweaked for several years in order to make it a more complete solution for the local treasurer. By the early 1990s, other churches had heard about the software and were asking to use it. So in 1993, David packaged the software, setup a table at the West Texas District Assembly, and the Nazarene Treasury System was born!
Within a year, churches all across the United States were using NTS. Since then, NTS has been upgraded and enhanced at least 2 times every year and we continue to seek out new ways to make the NTS software the best tool available! NTS is currently serving Nazarene churches all across the United States, in U.S. territories and in Canada.