The Concordia Technology Solutions team is happy to announce several updates to Church360° Members. These updates come directly from receiving and reviewing customer feedback. The overall strategy is to make sure the user interface is consistent throughout the software. The underlying infrastructure of Church360° Members has been updated, which will, in turn, make maintenance and improvements easier and will allow for more growth opportunities in the future. Views are being rewritten, and we continue to add new features to help you in your ministry.
In an update that will position the software for further improvements, we have improved the Custom Fields management with several small changes, including moving it out of the General Settings page to a separate page within Church360° Members.
Pastoral Visits have always been a useful tool for tracking actions that have occurred in the past. However, with the introduction of email notifications and reminders for scheduled visits, they can now be used for future actions.
Once you, as a Church360° Members user, have opted-in to receive notifications, you will receive an initial notification email upon being assigned to a pastoral visit, as well as a reminder email on the day the visit will occur.
The Concordia Technology Solutions team is excited to announce the release of texting to Church360° Members. This exciting new feature allows you to send mass text messages to the members of your church who have opted in to this form of communication. This feature is included free of charge with your current subscription.
We've made a slight change to the navigation of Church360° Members. Now, clicking on Attendance in the top navigation will direct you to the Attendance Detail Report view rather than Enter Attendance view. In order to get to the Enter Attendance view, you may simply click the button in the top left corner of that screen.
There are many small features of Church360° Members that are not used daily, but serve a very important purpose. Away addresses are one of those features. We've received feedback that our users like that feature, but there was something we could do to improve it. Today, I'm excited to announce the introduction of recurring away addresses.
We’re pleased to announce the release of two new features to Church360° Members: the ability to create Smart Groups based on offering type and a custom field type for website links.
Church360° Members has always prioritized showing the right information in the right place at the right time. One way to accomplish this is to filter out people who are no longer active in your church, and while this is often accomplished by utilizing smart groups, a more permanent solution has been requested. We have now added a way to hide people for good with the Archive People function.
Church360° Members offers the option of renumbering all offering envelopes at one time rather than individually. This mass update can be implemented immediately or scheduled for a later time. With some recent updates, the process has become easier than ever before.
Church360° Members now offers the option of limiting which people show on the anniversary calendar in the Events view. You can do this by selecting a specific Smart Group. All accounts have been updated to show only the “Members” Smart Group (people who are currently living members).