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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.

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[Sneak Peak] Shepherd's Staff 2020: New People and Households

By Rod Kyles on Oct 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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.

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[Sneak Peak] Shepherd's Staff 2020: Church Register

By Rod Kyles on Oct 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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.

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[Sneak Peak] Shepherd's Staff 2020: Ministry Views

By Rod Kyles on Sep 24, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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.

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[Sneak Peak] Shepherd's Staff 2020: A New Membership Module

By Rod Kyles on Sep 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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.

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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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