A brand new feature for the Address Book module is our new Embed functionality. Now you can embed a newcomer connect form in your website. Newcomers can submit their details and select areas of interest. Key ministry leaders receive email notifications based on the interest areas selected, and newcomers can be assigned straight into your church's newcomer welcome processes or Flows.
Through a beautifully styled connect form that blends seamlessly into your website, newcomers are able to submit their details online, with their details being added straight into your ChurchApp Address Book. Newcomers can also submit details for the entire family - partners, spouses and children - ChurchApp will auto-link all the relationships for you.
You have complete control over which fields, or even custom fields, are shown on the connect form, so you can gather as much or as little contact information as you feel is appropriate. Set required fields for those all-important contact details, like email or telephone, so that you can always stay in touch with them.
While there's in-built anti-spam checking at the point of submission, new contacts are added to your Address Book with a 'pending' status. So regardless of who submits their details to you through your website, you can easily review those 'pending' contacts and set them as 'active' in your Address Book, or even delete them.
There's a whole host of other ways you can customise the connect form, from automated email notifications to staff when someone submits their details through to auto-assigned Tags, Key Dates and Flows. Now, you can begin tracking the engagement and follow-up of newcomers right from when they first connect with you.
Need a hand?
To help you get the most from this new feature we've put together a great support article for Address Book Embed that walks you through all the functionality from start to finish.
Like you, we're passionate about seeing people connect and engage with their local church. We hope this new Address Book feature will be a big help. This is just one of the brilliant new features that we've been working on lately - there's more to come very soon - watch this space!
In the meantime, if you have any thoughts or suggestions for us, please don't hesitate to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.
Paul Nation, ChurchApp