We are pleased to announce version 9.0 of Shepherd’s Staff, which features a completely revamped Finance Module. Matching the updated design and functionality of the other modules, the new Finance Module will allow you to manage your church’s resources with more efficiency and ease than ever before.
Updated Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 9:15 p.m. (CDT)
Late Friday, August 14, 2020, we became aware that Microsoft released an update to their Microsoft Defender Antivirus software that incorrectly flags Shepherd's Staff as a threat. This means that Microsoft quarantines the main application file and the corresponding shortcut, making it inaccessible.
A church can accumulate a lot of inventory over the years, and knowing what you have, its status, and where it is stored helps save time and space when preparing for different events.
Scheduler’s new Inventory tab in Shepherd's Staff 2020 houses all this information to keep you up to date on exactly what you have and its availability.
Our segmented rewrite of Shepherd’s Staff continues this summer! The Concordia Technology Solutions team is excited to announce a redesigned Scheduler module.
The Shepherd’s Staff 2020 software will work on the premise that everyone in a congregation has a household. For this reason, when a person is created, selecting or creating a household will be required. Earlier versions required you to create a household first, then add people to the household. This updated module streamlines this process by creating both households and people in the same window.
Each member of a congregation has significant life events that many churches document in a register book. In the Shepherd’s Staff 2020 Membership module, these events are recorded and accessed all in one place.
Maintaining a good rapport with your congregation is very important. With Shepherd’s Staff 2020 recording, Pastoral Visits are no longer restricted to tracking only physical visitations. In our new update, we introduce the Ministry Tab with a focus on a new feature: Touchpoints.
Currently, Shepherd’s Staff is going through an interface redesign, module by module. Last year we released the redesigned Attendance module and this year we will be releasing the redesigned Membership module. The new software conventions seen in last year’s Attendance module release will also be seen in this year’s Membership module release. Some of the new conventions you may look forward to seeing are the Tool Bar, Module Tabs, and Favorites.
After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. This means Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or any other form of support. As a result, computers running Windows 7 will be vulnerable to hacks, viruses, and other issues if they are not upgraded to the most recent version of Windows. This directly impacts users of Shepherd’s Staff.