I have been using Churchinfo as the church membership and accounting software. It does not cost anything and is very simple and powerful to use. It is not double entry or complicated, but it lets me keep track of how much each member has paid and can be differentiated into different accounts and funds.
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Church Accounting Software.
If you want to DIY your payroll, I highly recommend you look at using Gusto! It is very user friendly and their support is awesome! Plus they know how to set up and maintain payrolls for churches and nonprofit organizations.
Note: I am a "partner" of Gusto, but as I have told you before ... I never recommend anything that we or our clients have not tried and love =)