Training Webinars

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

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, Feb 19, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll
Mon, Jul 9, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll
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, Feb 20, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
Tue, Jul 10, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
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, the dashboard, the menu bar, tree views, and pastoral visit reports. We’ll also cover the different ways to find a person and how to update records.

Wed, Feb 21, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
Wed, Jul 11, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
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 reports for the church register and membership statistics. We’ll also cover tracking reports for inactivity and more.

Thu, Feb 22, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
Thu, Jul 12, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
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, Feb 26, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
Mon, Jul 16, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
Mon, Oct 8, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll

Attendance 101: Entering, Tracking & Updating Records

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. We’ll also cover tracking the information with the events grid and attendance records.

Tue, Feb 27, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll
Tue, Jul 17, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll
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, Feb 28, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
Wed, Jul 18, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
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, Mar 1, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
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, Mar 5, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll
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, Mar 6, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll 
Tue, Jul 24, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
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.

Wed, Mar 7, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll
Wed, Jul 25, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll
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.

Thu, Mar 8, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
Thu, Jul 26, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
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.

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

Scheduler 101: Events & Reports

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

Tue, Mar 13, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll
Tue, Jul 31, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll

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, Mar 14, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll
Wed, Aug 1, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM $30 Enroll
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, Mar 15, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
Thu, Aug 2, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 PM $30 Enroll
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.