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New Feature: Recurring Away Addresses

By Peter Frank on Apr 26, 2019 4:30:00 PM

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.

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New Features: Filter for Offering Types and Custom Field for Link Types

By Peter Frank on Apr 3, 2019 5:15:00 PM

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.

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New Feature: Archive People

By Peter Frank on Feb 28, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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 One way to accomplish this is to filter out people who are no longer active in your church, and while this is often accomplished by utilizing smart groups, a more permanent solution has been requested.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.

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Get Ready for 2019 by Renumbering Offering Envelopes

By Peter Frank on Nov 7, 2018 3:45:00 PM

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.

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New Feature: Anniversary Calendar Smart Group

By Peter Frank on Oct 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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).

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Videos from September Training Webinars

By Rod Kyles on Sep 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM

We hosted four training webinars for Church360° Members this month. All the videos are collected into this post to make it easy for you to watch any webinars you missed.

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Integrating GivePlus with Church360° Members

By Peter Frank on Aug 30, 2018 5:15:00 PM

Church360° Members gives users the ability to import electronic offerings given through GivePlus from Vanco Payment Solutions. This integration not only saves your church staff time, but it also ensures complete accuracy in offering entry.

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People Columns on Offerings and Attendance Reports

By Peter Frank on Aug 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM

We often hear from customers that it would be helpful to see more information about people alongside offering and attendance information. Read below to see the improvements we’ve made to answer those requests!

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Using a Household Custom Field to Indicate the Elder of a Family

By Dave Farnham on Jul 3, 2018 1:00:00 PM

You can create a custom field named “Elders”, add it to Household profiles, and use that field to select which elder has been assigned to each family. Here is how to do it.

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Adding Custom Fields to Track Member Involvement in Church360° Members

By Dave Farnham on Jun 27, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Church360° Members allows you to create custom fields in Person and Household records.

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View Members’ Contact Information on Your Phone Using CardDAV

By Peter Frank on Jun 13, 2018 4:15:00 PM

Your Church360° Members account has all the contact information you need, right? Well, did you know you can import that information onto your phone?

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Introducing the Church360° Members App

By Peter Frank on May 30, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Since we launched Church360° Members in 2012, one of our core goals for the software has been accessibility. We believe that you should have access to your church’s data wherever you are, because opportunities to provide care for the members of your congregation don’t often happen at your desk. That is why the team at Concordia Technology Solutions is excited to announce the release of the Church360° Members app.

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The Regular Attendees Feature in Events Is Going Away

By Peter Frank on May 9, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Regular Attendees is a feature of Church360° Members in which an individual can be marked as frequently in attendance for a series of events. This feature was meant to be a time saver, but it has actually been more confusing than helpful for our users, and it is rarely used. For those reasons, we are going to remove this feature from the software.

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Videos from April Training Webinars

By Jeremy Roegner on Apr 13, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Our Customer Onboarding Specialist, Rod Kyles, hosted four training webinars for Church360° Members this month. All the videos are collected into this post to make it easy for you to watch any webinars you missed.

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Making Bulk Updates to Custom Fields and Tags

By Dave Farnham on Apr 4, 2018 4:30:00 PM

Church360° Members gives you the option to quickly update custom fields and tags in bulk on the People tab.

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Adding Photos and Using the Cropping Tool

By Stephen E. Jenkins on Mar 28, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Church360° Members gives you the ability to add photos to household profiles and person profiles. By using cropping, you can use the same photo for both profiles, focusing the photo on the entire household or only an individual member.

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Setting Permission Roles and Adding Logins

By Stephen E. Jenkins on Mar 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Through the use of Roles and Logins in Church360° Members, you are able to grant finely-grained permissions to anyone in your church who might need to access your member information. Combining Roles and Logins in the way you need allows you to give users access to just the right amount of information.

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Adding Family Relationships to a Person’s Profile

By Stephen E. Jenkins on 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.

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Videos from This Month’s Training Webinars

By Peter Frank on Sep 22, 2017 7:30:00 AM

 

This month, we hosted five training webinars for Church360° Members. Watch the videos below to learn more about the core features of the software..

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Improvements Made to Attendance Detail Report

By Peter Frank on Jul 19, 2017 4:45:00 PM

We’ve made an improvement to Church360° Members that corrects some confusion with reviewing attendance. Learn about the update and see an example below.

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Improvements Made to Envelopes and Households

By Peter Frank on May 24, 2017 1:00:00 PM

We’ve made three improvements to the Envelope and Household Profile parts of Church360° Members. Learn about the changes and see examples of them below.

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Tools for Distributing Next Year's Envelopes

By Anna Johnson on Dec 7, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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With 2017 on the way, many churches are getting ready to distribute offering envelopes for the coming year. Our developers have been working on some helpful tools to assist you in the process of organizing and distributing envelopes during this time of transition.

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Introducing Give+ Mobile from Vanco Payment Solutions

By Peter Frank on Nov 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Concordia Technology Solutions works with a number of partners to provide our customers with digital tools for ministry. One of those partners with whom we have worked for a number of years is Vanco Payment Solutions.

Vanco has a long history of providing electronic giving for churches and is the exclusive payment solutions provider for CTS. Their products integrate directly with Church360° Members, which makes it easy to track offerings given electronically. This not only saves church administrators a lot of time, but the integration has also been shown to increase giving.

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Training Webinars: Creating Reports and Updating Offering Envelopes

By Anna Johnson on Sep 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

This week we hosted two training webinars for Church360° Members. Watch the videos below to learn more about creating reports and updating offering envelopes.

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Training Webinars: Setting Permission Roles and Entering Offerings

By Anna Johnson on Sep 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

This week we hosted two training webinars for Church360° Members. Watch the videos below to learn more about setting permission roles and entering offerings.

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Training Webinars: People Records and Entering Attendance

By Anna Johnson on Sep 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

This week we hosted two training webinars for Church360° Members. Watch the videos below to learn more about adding/updating people records and entering attendance.

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Church360° Members Trainings in September

By Anna Johnson on Aug 31, 2016 4:30:00 PM

We have a variety of Church360° Members training webinars coming up in the month of September. Browse our topic selection from the list below and register for trainings that might interest you!

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Gifts In-Kind Added to Offerings View

By Anna Johnson on Aug 17, 2016 4:15:00 PM

We've adjusted the layout in the Offerings view that supports Gifts In-Kind and makes the memo field easier to use.

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Gifts Range Breakdown Report

By Anna Johnson on Aug 10, 2016 1:00:00 PM

We've added a Gift Range Breakdown Report that allows you to compare trends in your contributors' giving ranges over time.

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Creating a Church Photo Directory

By Anna Johnson on Aug 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

Over on our CTS blog, Amanda Lansche recently shared with us some tips on How to Take Quality Photos for Your Church Directory. Once equipped with your quality photos, Church360° Members can assist you in completing the directory process by combining your photos with your member contact information.

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Renumber Envelopes and Affixed Headers

By Anna Johnson on Jul 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

We've release an update to the renumber envelopes feature and added affixed headers to the People view.

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Photo and Logo Cropping

By Anna Johnson on Jul 27, 2016 1:00:00 PM

 

We've added photo & logo cropping! Use this feature to crop family photos in your household directory or extract individual photos from family photos.

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[Webinar] 2016 Q2 Recent Updates

By Peter Frank on Jul 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

On Thursday, July 28th, 2016, Peter Frank, Manager of Concordia Technology Solutions, hosted a training webinar on all the recent updates in Church360° Members in Q2 of 2016.

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Reaching Your Email Audience with Church360° Members

By Anna Johnson on Jul 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Church360° Members has some great tools to help you make sure that your church's email communications always reach the right audience. 

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Givers and Marriages Modes

By Anna Johnson on Jul 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We've added Givers and Marriages modes to the People view! This update has also moved mailing label downloads from Envelopes to the Givers mode.

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Photo Column & Landscape Printing

By Anna Johnson on Jul 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

 

 

We've added a photo column for both individuals & households in the People view and added the option for landscape printing across all views. 

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New Relationship Types and Age Added to Profiles

By Anna Johnson on Jul 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 


Grandparent and sibling relationships can be added from profiles and age is now displayed next to birthday.

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Church Directory

By Anna Johnson on Jun 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 

 

We've modified the Church Directory to allow for different entry styles and grouping by custom fields. You can also choose to print one, grouped directory, or a separate directory for each custom field group.

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Church Register

By Anna Johnson on Jun 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

 

We've added a Church Register where you can record Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings, and Funerals in Church360° Members.

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Household Custom Fields and Bulk Update of Fields

By Anna Johnson on Jun 8, 2016 1:00:00 PM

We've created household custom fields and added the ability to bulk update fields for individuals and households!

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Updates to the Pastoral Visits Feature

By Anna Johnson on Apr 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We've created a History section in household and individual profiles which provides you with a timeline of all notes and Pastoral visits to your members. You can also change an individual's membership status from within this new History section.

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Creating Sunday School Rosters with Attendance Sheets

By Anna Johnson on Apr 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We've had a couple questions on how to create Sunday School rosters in Church360° Members. 

Follow this four-step guide to create Sunday School Attendance Sheets that can double as rosters for your church. If you haven't started using the Sunday School Grades feature in Church360° Members, you may want to review these articles on adding Sunday School Grades and editing individual profiles. Once you've added and assigned Sunday School grades for children at your church, you will be ready to create Sunday School rosters using the steps below.

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[Webinar] 2016 Q1 Recent Updates

By Peter Frank on Apr 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM

On Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, Peter Frank (Manager of Concordia Technology Solutions) hosted a training webinar for users to learn about all the recent updates in Church360° Members.

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Common Questions About the Pastoral Visits Feature

By Rev. Matt Kobs on Apr 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In a few weeks, we'll be releasing some exciting updates to the Pastoral Visits feature in Church360° Members. To help you get ready, we'd like to answer some common questions and give you ideas on how to take full advantage of this feature.

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Improved Away Addresses, Calendar View for Mobile, and Directory Information

By Anna Johnson on Mar 16, 2016 3:00:00 PM

We've improved the away address feature, added a day calendar view on mobile, and updated the directory export to include household email and phone number information. 

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New Address Trait in Smart Groups

By Anna Johnson on Mar 9, 2016 1:00:00 PM

We’ve added an address trait that allows you to search within a mile radius of a given location, filter addresses by zip code, and find unlisted addresses.

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Updates to Emails, Calendars, and Smart Groups

By Anna Johnson on Mar 2, 2016 1:00:00 PM

We’ve made some major changes to emails, event calendars, and Smart Groups traits related to widows and widowers. 

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Church360° Members Trainings in March

By Anna Johnson on Feb 29, 2016 4:30:00 PM

We have a variety of Church360° Members trainings webinars coming up in the month of March. Browse our topic selection from the list below and register for trainings that might interest you!

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Updates to Contribution Statements

By Anna Johnson on Feb 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We’ve given you more options to help you generate contribution statements and find envelope numbers.

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Updates to Smart Groups

By Anna Johnson on Feb 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We’ve added a variety of new updates to Smart Groups in Church360° Members. We hope that these added Smart Group features will help you to communicate with your congregation more efficiently and identify pastoral needs more clearly.

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Docx Export

By Anna Johnson on Feb 19, 2016 1:00:00 PM

We’ve added a .docx export to Church360° Members! This update will make it easy to export and edit Church Directories, Attendance Sheets, Mailing Labels, and Events. 

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Event Log

By Amanda Lansche on Jan 27, 2016 1:00:00 PM

We’ve added a new, searchable Event Log to Church360° Members so that you can see what other users have changed in individual, household, or event records. It even tracks changes made through Church360° Unite!

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Recent Updates Webinar

By Peter Frank on Jan 5, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Peter Frank, Manager of Concordia Technology Solutions, hosted a training webinar on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 to talk about all the recent updates in Church360° Members.

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Loading Screen Keeps You Focused on Christ

By Amanda Lansche on Dec 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It’s our Christmas gift to you! We’ve made a small update to the loading screen of Church360° Members.

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Annual Reports

By Amanda Lansche on Dec 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

We’ve added an automatically generated Annual Report to Church360° Members! This replaces the denominational report in Members.

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Import Contact Information into Your Mobile Device

By Amanda Lansche on Nov 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Your Church360° Members account has all the contact information you need, right? Well, now you can import that information directly into the default contacts app on your iOS, Android, or Windows mobile device!

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Webinar Recap - Permission Roles and Custom Fields

By Peter Frank on Oct 9, 2015 8:30:00 AM

See what's changed in Church360° Members! I hosted a how-to webinar on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 featuring two major updates.

Permission roles offer you more control when defining user access, and custom fields now let you capture and track information at a whole new level.

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Permission Roles, Custom Fields & More

By Amanda Lansche on Oct 3, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Earlier this week, we released several updates to Church360° Members, including a significant upgrade to permissions and an exciting new feature!

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Improved People View on Mobile Devices

By Amanda Lansche on Oct 1, 2015 8:30:00 AM

We’ve updated how the People view in Church360° Members is displayed when viewed on a mobile device.

Now you can quickly access contact information in the People view using your smartphone or tablet. It has been optimized on mobile devices to look like a list rather than a table. Simply scroll through to see names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails for everyone.

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Updated Profile Layout

By Amanda Lansche on Sep 9, 2015 11:30:00 AM

We’ve updated the layout of individual and household profiles in Church360° Members with a few minor changes.

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Customize Your Week

By Amanda Lansche on Sep 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Which day would you call the “start” of your worship week? The calendar on my wall shows Sunday on the far left and Saturday on the other side, but this doesn’t make sense when I’m entering information about the weekend’s worship services in Church360° Members. I want certain services grouped together!

To solve this problem, we added an option that allows you to customize how you define a week at your church.

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You Asked, We Delivered: July Updates

By Amanda Lansche on Aug 4, 2015 12:55:00 PM

We love hearing from you, and we especially love your ideas for improvements to Church360° Members. Our recent satisfaction survey received nearly 200 responses! Thanks to you, we rolled out a few new updates in July that came directly from your suggestions.

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Announcing the Church360° Members Redesign

By Peter Frank on May 28, 2015 6:30:00 PM

New look, new feel, new features!

We're excited to announce a brand new look and feel for Church360° Members. This change will not only add visual consistency and improved usability, but it will also introduce some innovative features that will save you time by quickly giving you more information.

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It's Now Quicker and Easier to Add People in Church360° Members

By Peter Frank on Feb 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

We've just released a new update to Church360° Members that will allow you to more quickly add people to your database. Designed to maximize speed by requiring as little information as possible, the New Person page now only requires First Name, Last Name, Sex, and Membership status (Middle Name is an optional field). It now also allows you to add multiple people in a family at one time.

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New Changes to Offering Entry

By Peter Frank on Dec 10, 2014 9:00:00 AM

We’ve recently made some significant changes to the Offering area of Church360° Members. We included a guide to walk you through the changes, but here is a complete overview.

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Permission Groups Explained

By Peter Frank on Nov 12, 2014 9:00:00 AM

With Church360° Members, it’s easy to set unique permissions for each user to fit the security needs of your church, allowing you to regulate what information people can see and edit within your church management software.
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Renumbering Offering Envelopes

By Peter Frank on Oct 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Now that we are in the last quarter of 2014, most churches are beginning to think about updating their offering envelopes.
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Changes in the Status Field

By Peter Frank on Sep 10, 2014 9:00:00 AM

We recently implemented a change in the status field of the New Person and Profile views that will provide churches with greater flexibility in identifying their members.
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Keeping Track of Pastoral Visits

By Peter Frank on Aug 13, 2014 9:00:00 AM

While much of the ministry of a pastor takes place inside the church, some of the most important Gospel conversations happen elsewhere during a pastoral visit. Keep track of these important moments in the spiritual life of your members through the use of the Pastoral Visits section in Church360° Members.
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Updates to Attendance Entry

By Peter Frank on Jul 9, 2014 9:00:00 AM

We’ve received some great feedback from customers about our attendance entry process, and we’ve put a lot of those ideas in place!
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Save Time During Your Weekly Data Entry

By Peter Frank on Jun 11, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Church360° Members now allows you to automatically import offerings given electronically from eGiving, an online giving product from Concordia Technology Solutions and Vanco Services. Here’s how to get started:
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Tags—Get the big picture of your members' lives

By Peter Frank on May 14, 2014 9:00:00 AM

One of the most powerful and flexible tools in Church360° Members is "tags.” Tags add information to an individual’s profile, and they can be used in a variety of ways. Here are a few of the most popular ways tags are used:
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4 Easy Ways to Enter Attendance

By Peter Frank on Apr 9, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Church360° Members makes entering attendance easier than ever before! After you select the event you are recording attendance for, use any of the following methods to easily and quickly enter information:
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Color Coding Consistency

By Peter Frank on Mar 12, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Color Coding

When it comes to color coding tags, calendars, and funds, it's best to come up with one system and clearly share it with your staff.

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New Updates and Smart Groups Tips

By Peter Frank on Feb 12, 2014 9:00:00 AM

With our latest updates and fix-its, you can now do the following:

  • Delete single instances of a reoccurring event
  • Add more household emails and phone numbers to the People view
  • Include Federal ID number on Contribution Statements
  • Enter offerings more quickly
  • Use a preferred name to enter offering and attendance
  • Enjoy easily-sorted offerings after entry
  • Choose Select All/None categories in People, Household, and Calendars
  • Add tags to people while in tabs other than the General tab
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Sort Bulk Mailing Lists by Zip Code

By Peter Frank on Jan 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM

We’re excited about an additional feature added in 2013 that provides you with the ability to sort your bulk mailing list by zip code. This function will reduce your expenses at the post office right away!

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