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Rod Kyles

Rod Kyles is the manager of software support at Concordia Technology Solutions. He has a degree in computer networking and technology from Vatterott College, and as he says, “There is nothing better than having the opportunity to serve churches while still working with technology.” When he’s not working with computers, he enjoys spending time with his close-knit family and going to the movies.

Recent Posts

How to Install Shepherd’s Staff 2019

By Rod Kyles on Sep 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Shepherd’s Staff 2019 is here! If you have an active support contract, you can upgrade to the new version for free.

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Finding Attendance Utilities in Version 8.7

By Rod Kyles on Sep 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Printing Attendance Reports in Shepherd’s Staff 2019

By Rod Kyles on Sep 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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.

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New Basic Attendance Entry Method

By Rod Kyles on Sep 5, 2018 11:30:00 AM

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.

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Introduction to the New Attendance Module

By Rod Kyles on Aug 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Entering Attendance into Shepherd’s Staff with WebTools

By Rod Kyles on Jul 19, 2018 3:00:00 PM

WebTools makes it possible to enter attendance while you are away from your church computer. Volunteers can enter attendance from home or even use a tablet to track it during a worship service or event. This saves ample time for your church office!

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2016 Year-End Process

By Rod Kyles on Dec 14, 2016 2:00:00 PM

The end of the year is rapidly approaching! We always get a lot of questions about how to finish out the year on Shepherd’s Staff. Here are a few resources that will help you take simple steps to prepare your Shepherd’s Staff database for 2017.

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