We're constantly updating and enhancing ChurchApp, often building directly upon customer feedback to guide our development. The following lists some changes that were made to ChurchApp between
24th February - 31st March 2016.
31-Mar-2016 - Child Check-In Labels
In the Children module Connect settings, you can now opt to include the session date on both the Child and Room badges.
30-Mar-2016 - Event sign-up refunds
On our event pages we have made the sign-up refunds section clearer and easier to use.
30-Mar-2016 - Event Details Report
We've added an option to show the 'event year' in the dates on the Event Details report.
30-Mar-2016 - Address Book Communications PDF
We have reworked our communications PDF so that the data will always display neatly formatted on the page.
30-Mar-2016 - Smart tag opt in/opt out conditions
You can now create smart tag conditions for the "Receive Email" opt in/opt out and "Receive SMS" opt in/opt out field.
30-Mar-2016 - Smart tag condition for "invited to My ChurchApp"
In addition to tracking when church members last logged in to My ChurchApp, there is a new condition that inquires whether an Address Book contact has been "invited to My ChurchApp", helping you distinguish between who has My ChurchApp access enabled and who has been invited.
29-Mar-2016 - Gift aid donations report
In addition to filtering the Gift Aid Donations report by Date, Fund, Status and Tag, you can now also filter by giving "Method".
29-Mar-2016 - Giving batch summary
When viewing the details of a batch in the Giving module, there's now a Summary table that allows you to see the breakdown of donations by both method and also fund for that batch.
16-Mar-2016 - Group Sign-up Process
Group Sign-up is now enabled for My ChurchApp and Embed on a group-by-group level, rather than via the module options. This makes it easier to get it all set up.
11-Mar-2016 - Giving - Pledges Active filtering
You can now filter the Pledges Active report by the percentage donated, allowing you to communicate with those who have now completed the pledge, or those who are yet to start giving against a pledge.
11-Mar-2016 - Child check-in search restrictions
We've made it possible to select which fields are searchable when a child is being checked in. For example, if you only want to enable search against telephone or barcode, you can restrict search to just that field, but still "Unlock search" to search against all fields, should you not find any results.
10-Mar-2016 - Selective event communication
When communicating with those who have signed up for an event, you can now choose to filter the sign-ups by either ticket or the date they signed up. For example, send out an email to just those who signed up yesterday, or an SMS to those with the "Early Bird" ticket.
10-Mar-2016 - Customisable Donation Methods
Within the Giving module settings, you can now add in additional donation methods, alongside the system defaults. For example, you might add in an "Envelope" method to help you distinguish between cash and envelope giving from a service collection.
09-Mar-2016 - Small Group Flyers
For each of your small groups you now have the option to print promotional flyers that are branded, include the small group image and description and (optionally set at a "role" level) the contact details for the group.
04-Mar-2016 - Donation cheque numbers
When recording donations in the Giving module, you can now enter a cheque number, which pulls through to the Statement of Donations and donation record.
02-Mar-2016 - Overused leave allowance
From within the Calendar module, when a user has overused their leave allowance, the bar chart on the Leave Setup page will now show in red.
26-Feb-2016 - Small Group Sign-up Pages
You can now display a generic message on all your Group sign-up pages e.g. a Data Protection Disclaimer or further sign-up instructions. Go to your Small Groups embed module options tab to set it up.
26-Feb-2016 - Small Group Embed Settings
You can now easily preview and customise your Small Groups embed code before putting it into your website. This includes being able to change the appearance and filter the results by; day of the week, tags and sites.
26-Feb-2016 - Small Group Sign-up
You can now define a Flow in your Small Group Embed module options for which new pending contacts get added into once they have signed-up to a group.
26-Feb-2016 - Group Sign-up Notifications
It's now easier to set up role-based notifications for your group sign-ups. Just edit a group role and check "Notify of Sign-ups".
26-Feb-2016 - Small Group Sign-up Notifications
You can now set-up an email address, in you Small Group embed module options, to be notified whenever there are new group sign-ups.
26-Feb-2016 - Rota enhancements
When viewing a rota within ChurchApp, for each date on the rota, from the action menu in the top-right of the date there's now an option to "Send email" and "Send SMS" directly to the people who are serving for that date.
When viewing a rota on a mobile or table, you will now see an "Edit" button which, when you touch it, then shows all action menus for that date, making editing on-the-go much easier.
Clash detection and reporting has been improved - you now get warnings of clashes for all date members when swapping and duplicating dates.
Additionally, viewing a rota will render up to 7 times faster than before.
04-Mar-2016 - Updated Embed small group list
We've updated the style of the embeddable small group list so that it's cleaner and more modern, fitting better with the updated visual style across all member-facing ChurchApp applications.
14-Mar-2016 - Event sign-up process
We've tweaked the event sign-up process to add in a progress indicator, helping the visitor to understand where they are in the sign-up process. The progress indicator shows that there are still more stages to complete, helping to avoid sign-up abandonment.
09-Mar-2016 - Small Group Sign-Up Embed
For your church's web-embedded small group lists and maps, we've now added "sign-up" functionality:
All sign-ups are added to the small group members immediately. "Unmatched" sign-ups that are not already in your Address Book are flagged with a new "Pending" status in the Address Book. Once a "pending" sign-up has been reviewed, they can be "Set active" in the Address Book. A Key Date and Note are also recorded against the contact.
We've also rebuilt the embed code generator to provide greater control over embed styling, also allowing people to filter their searches by "Day", "Tag" and "Site" when viewing your lists and maps.
There's also a new custom message field for the group sign-up page (ideal for data protection disclaimers).
Sign-up is "one-click" with robot anti-spam checking. We've added a range of new notifications - both at an oversight level in the module settings, and also at a small group "role" level. And you can auto-assign "sign-ups" to a Flow.
If you have any thoughts or suggestions for us, please let us know - we'd love to hear from you.