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How to Track Daycare and School Tuition in Shepherd’s Staff

Posted by Buffy Alvarez on May 11, 2018 9:31:37 AM

With its Accounts Receivable (AR) system, Shepherd’s Staff can help your daycare or school keep track of all the moving parts of tuition.

Clear Clutter on Your Calendar with the Reminders Tool

Posted by Buffy Alvarez on Apr 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The Reminders tool allows you to flag events and be reminded of them when you enter the Membership module. You can also set up personal reminders, such as for tasks you don’t want to forget about. The Reminders tool stores information by user, so each user can set up different reminders that appear only to them.

Saving Time with Denomination-Specific Reports

Posted by Buffy Alvarez on Mar 8, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Your Shepherd’s Staff database can be set to a variety of denominations to make it easier to compile the reports your church may be required to provide. The denomination options are Assembly of God, Catholic, Lutheran, Southern Baptist, Presbyterian, and United Methodist. With denominational reports, the information you need to report will all be gathered into a single place within Shepherd’s Staff.

Feature Pack 1 for Shepherd’s Staff 2018

Posted by Buffy Alvarez on Jan 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The first feature pack for Shepherd’s Staff 2018 is available! Here are some of the changes you can take advantage of when you install it.

Improvements to WebTools

Posted by Peter Frank on Jan 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

We recently rolled out updates to Shepherd’s Staff WebTools to save you time and assist your accuracy in regular ministry tasks.

If you’re not familiar with WebTools, it’s a secure web portal that allows volunteers to record attendance and offering information, saving time for church staff. All the information can be easily synced with Shepherd’s Staff on the church computers. WebTools is only available with an active support contract.

Introducing Shepherd's Staff 2018

Posted by Peter Frank on Dec 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Shepherd’s Staff 2018 is here! We’re introducing the option to store a backup of your database on CTS’s secure servers, plus several additional improvements. See the complete list of new features below.

Shepherd's Staff 2017 Feature Pack 2- Software Update

Posted by Peter Frank on Jun 28, 2017 4:00:00 PM

The Shepherd’s Staff 2017 Feature Pack 2 is now available! We’re introducing a new streamlined process for software updates, as well as several additional improvements. Download the feature pack to take advantage of all the updates listed below.

2016 Year-End Process

Posted 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.

How to Enable Your .Net Framework 3.5

Posted by Kendall Woolery on Sep 23, 2016 3:30:00 PM

We recently discovered that the latest update to Windows 10 has prevented some Shepherd's Staff users from running the program. Follow these six simple steps to get Shepherd's Staff running again.

Protecting Your Shepherd's Staff Data Against Ransomware

Posted by Dave Bowman on May 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We've recently seen a few stories about ransomware affecting churches. We realize that many of our Shepherd's Staff customers could potentially be infected through a ransomware attack, so we wanted to share a quick overview with you.

On the Concordia Technology Solutions' blog, Technology & Your MInistry, we shared an overview of ransomware and how you can protect your church against getting infected. Here are three specific things you can do to get started.