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Adding Family Relationships to a Person’s Profile

Mar 14, 2018 4:01:43 PM

Within Church360° Members, you are able to add individual relationships in a person’s profile record, such as Child, Parent, Spouse, Guardian, Ward, Grandparent, Sibling, and Grandchild. These relationships can be added even if the person is not in the same household as other family members.

Adding a Family Member

  1. After you have signed in to Church360° Members, find the person you need to add the relationship to and click on their name.
  2. When you are in the person’s profile, click on the “+” next to “Family”.
  3. In the selection window that appears, type the related person’s name or use the scroll bar to find them.
  4. Once you have found the related person, click on their name, select the relationship, and click “Add”. This will add the relationship under the Family section. Note: If the person’s birthday has been added to their profile, their age will be displayed next to their name.

While searching for a name, you have the ability to create a new person record. When you being typing in their name, the drop-down will show the text “New Person:” next to their name. Pressing enter after typing the name only creates the person record. You will still need to click “Add” to add the relationship.

What’s the difference between a household and a family?

A household is a collection of people who live together. These people are not necessarily related. For example, a friend of the family may be temporarily staying in the family’s home. The friend would not be considered a family member, but they would be considered a member of that household.

Family relationships, however, don’t require people to be in the same household. For example, if a woman moves out of her parents’ home, she is still her parent’s daughter and should be indicated as such in Church360° Members, but she would be listed in her own household. On her person record in Church360° Members, her parents will still be listed as her parents. Likewise, on her parents’ records, she will still be listed as their daughter.

Here is the simplest way to think about this:

  1. Being in the same household means people share an address and are all listed as members of that household.
  2. A family relationship indicates being related to another person family-wise, but not necessarily being in the same household.
Stephen E. Jenkins

Written by Stephen E. Jenkins

Stephen Jenkins is a software consultant at Concordia Technology Solutions. He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and is originally from Chicago, Illinois. He enjoys traveling outside of the United States, listening to music, and adding to his collection of more than seventy pairs of Puma shoes.

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