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Small group attendance tracking without pain
Robin Staple | February 4, 2013 | ChurchSuite Updates

Small group attendance tracking without pain

One of our key aims at ChurchApp is to help reduce the administrative load that churches face, and we're proud to announce yet another feature that does just that! You're now able to empower your small group/home group leaders to submit attendance information through ChurchApp Public - no need for you to keep chasing people each month!

This feature lets churches share the responsibility of keeping small group attendance records up to date with their church members. Here's what it looks like:

Add small group attendance data through ChurchApp Public

And here's how it's done:

1. Make sure ChurchApp Public is set up for the Small Groups module

Set up ChurchApp Public for Small Group attendance submission

This works through the ChurchApp Public system. You can activate it for small groups through the "module options" button, in the Small Groups module, underneath the "Administrator" tab in the top right-hand corner of your screen. In the "Public" settings, make sure that "Enable Attendance submission" is ticked.

2. Set up a "Role" for attendance data submission

Set up a role for submitting small group attendance data

You can set up small group roles, like "Leader" or "Minister of Attendance Submission" under "Small Groups" > "Roles". When you set up the role (or, if you are using a role that already exists, go to "Small Groups" > "Roles", click on the name of the role and click "Edit role"), make sure that "Attendance Submission?" is ticked.

3. Make sure at least one person in each small group is given the right role

To do this, go to "Small Groups" > "Groups", click on the name of the group and select "Edit group". Then, in the "Group Members" section, give one or more persons in the group the role that you have enabled for attendance submission.

Done! Now, whenever a church member in that role logs in to ChurchApp Public, they are able to update the attendance data for their small group.

Post by Robin Staple

Robin Staple, ChurchSuite