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.
Shepherd’s Staff 2019 is here! If you have an active support contract, you can upgrade to the new version for free.
Some features in the new Attendance module are in different places from in Shepherd’s Staff 2018. Here is how to find the tools and utilities you need in the 2019 version.
With a redesigned Attendance module, the 2019 version of Shepherd’s Staff features more flexible reporting options. Pastors and office staff can use reports to find non-attendees, follow up with visitors, and compare monthly attendance year to year.
The newly redesigned Attendance module in Shepherd’s Staff 2019 has not just one but two attendance batch entry methods. These are in addition to WebTools, which allows for online batch entry.
Shepherd’s Staff is currently undergoing one of its largest enhancements in quite a few years. We are redesigning all the modules, and the new Attendance module is now ready. Many of the conventions in the Attendance module will be seen in the redesigns of the other modules.