Training Webinars

Take the time to get the most out of Shepherd’s Staff by attending our training webinars.

New to webinars? Find out the basics of attending in Webinars 101

Webinar Pricing

Our webinars offer hands-on training in the comfort of your own home or office. Individual courses are $30 each with quantity discounts and additional savings for supported customers. A digital copy of the training manual is included in the cost for each webinar.

Webinar Quantity Supported Customers Nonsupported Customers
1 $25 each $30 each
2-3 $20 each $25 each
4+ $15 each $20 each

All webinar times are in CST. 

Course Descriptions & Webinar Dates

Membership 101: Getting Started & Adding People

Learn the basics of Shepherd’s Staff in this introductory training course. We’ll give you an overview of the software interface and show you how to add and update people and household records.

Mon, Oct 1, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll

Membership 102: Subgroups & Reports

Learn how to organize and view the information you’ve recorded in Shepherd’s Staff. We’ll cover the different kinds of subgroups, basic report conventions, and reports for anniversaries, the church directory, and mailing labels.

Tue, Oct 2, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

Membership 201: Viewing & Updating Records

Learn how to view and update records in Shepherd’s Staff. We’ll talk about the “I Want To…” window, Dashboard, Menu bar, and Tree views. Next, we’ll cover how to update records marriages, divorces, deaths, activities, skills, and training.

Wed, Oct 3, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

Membership 202: Advanced Reports & Membership Statistics

Learn how to create advanced reports in Shepherd’s Staff. We’ll look at pastoral visits reports, the church register, and membership statistics, as well as tracking reports for inactivity and more.

Thu, Oct 4, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

Membership 301: Membership Module Utilities

Learn how to use the various utilities in the Membership module to efficiently manage the information in your Shepherd’s Staff database.

Mon, Oct 8, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

Attendance 101: Entering Attendance

Learn how to enter attendance for events in Shepherd’s Staff. We’ll talk about defining and adding an event, adding enrollees, and posting event batches.

Tue, Oct 9, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll

Attendance 201: WebTools, Attendance Follow-Up & Utilities

Learn how to record and track attendance using WebTools. We’ll also talk about entering in usher counts, following up with absentees, and using the different utilities in the Attendance module.

Wed, Oct 10, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

Attendance 202: Shepherd’s Staff Check-In & Reports

Learn how to utilize the secure check-in feature and attendance kiosk in Shepherd’s Staff to keep the children at your church safe. We’ll also cover how to view and customize the various attendance reports and grids and how to review your church’s attendance history.

Thu, Oct 11, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

Contributions 101: Records & Reports

Learn how to enter and track contributions information in Shepherd’s Staff. We’ll cover church funds, contributor records, offering records, and offering batches.

Mon, Oct 15, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll

Contributions 201: WebTools, Renumbering Envelopes & eGiving

Learn how to enter offerings with WebTools, update contributor records, and renumber envelopes. We’ll also cover the Shepherd’s Staff’s integration with Vanco eGiving, gifts-in-kind records, and how to best utilize the various contributions reports.

Tue, Oct 16, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

Contributions 202: Pledges

Learn how to enter and update pledges in the Contributions module. You’ll also learn how to create a variety of reports, such as the Pledge Listing/Mail Merge report, the Pledge Analysis report, and the Contribution/Pledge Comparison report.

Wed, Oct 17, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

Finance 101: Basic Principles & Chart of Accounts

Learn the basic principles of fund accounting and get started in the Finance module. We’ll talk about fund accounting principles, account types, and accounting groups, and we’ll cover how to add accounts.

Thu, Oct 18, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll

Finance 201: Transactions, Checks & Vendors

Learn how to create budgets, enter transactions, print checks, and generate financial reports in Shepherd’s Staff. We’ll also talk about the different types of transactions and how to manage vendor information.

Mon, Oct 22, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

Finance 301: Advanced Reports

In this webinar, we’ll look at financial reports for things like balance sheets, statements of income and expense, and more. Then we’ll discuss payroll import and vendor account summaries.

Tue, Oct 23, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

Scheduler 101: Events & Reports

Learn how to schedule events using Scheduler. We’ll cover entering contacts, inventory, rooms and keys, and events. Then we’ll talk about the reports, tools, and utilities associated with Scheduler.

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System Administrator 101: Setting Up Shepherd’s Staff

Learn how to set up your Shepherd’s Staff database. We’ll talk about backing up your database, choosing settings, changing your password, and adding and editing user security elements.

Wed, Oct 24, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll

System Administrator 201: Network Setup, System Utilities & More

Learn how to use the main menu utilities to keep your Shepherd’s Staff database organized and running smoothly. We’ll cover how to set up Shepherd’s Staff on a network, use system tools like the central error log, and access the help system within Shepherd’s Staff. We’ll also discuss restoring your database and customizing settings.

Thu, Oct 25, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

All webinar times are in CST.

System Requirements for Webinars

Windows
  • Operating system: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server
  • Processor: 2.4GHz or more
  • RAM: 2GB or more
  • Internet: DSL or better
  • Bandwidth: 700Kbps or more for simultaneous screen sharing, video and audio conferencing
  • Browser: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer, Google Chrome™ 5.0 or newer
  • Additional software: JavaScript™
  • If listening to audio over telephone, long-distance charges may apply.
Mac
  • Operating system: Mac OS® X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®), Mac OS® X 10.7 (Lion®), Mac OS® X 10.8 (Mountain Lion®)
  • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internet: DSL or better
  • Bandwidth: 700Kbps or more for simultaneous screen sharing, video and audio conferencing
  • Browser: Safari® 3.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer, Google Chrome™ 5.0 or newer,
  • Additional software: JavaScript™
  • If listening to audio over telephone, long-distance charges may apply.