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Ongoing Updates: 26th October - 2nd December 2016
Richard Hollis | December 2, 2016 | ChurchSuite Updates

Ongoing Updates: 26th October - 2nd December 2016

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 26th October - 2nd December 2016.


  • 25-Nov-2016 New User logins reportAdministrators can now see a list of login attempts to ChurchApp and ChurchApp Connect including; whether that login was successful, the username used and the length of the password that was tried. You can also see the device used and the IP address the attempt was from. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/126-creating-new-users-in-churchapp
  • 25-Nov-2016 Booking - Full Details reportWe've added a 'Full Details' report to the Bookings module. You can now get a comprehensive printable and email-able list of bookings filtered by resources and booking types. The report can optionally include all the answers to booking questions recorded at the time of booking. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/121-adding-and-viewing-bookings
  • 22-Nov-2016 New User Permissions reportWe now have a simple tabular report for administrators that allows them to see and edit the user permissions of each user within ChurchApp. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/126-creating-new-users-in-churchapp
  • 22-Nov-2016 New Administrator/User ReportsWe've added a reports section to the administrator and user sections full of useful reports specific to users and administrating them. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/126-creating-new-users-in-churchapp
  • 22-Nov-2016 New Communication Report for UsersNow users without access to the address book can see a report of their own communication in the User section. Administrators can see a similar report including all users which is filterable by user. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/126-creating-new-users-in-churchapp
  • 21-Nov-2016 Parent Smart Tag optionsWhen using the "Is a parent?" Address Book Smart Tag option, you can now also specify the relationship between the adult and child, e.g. Aunt/Uncle, Grandparent, etc. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/37-smart-tags
  • 18-Nov-2016 Flows - custom Key Date when processingWhen processing a contact through a Flow, if a Key Date is being added, you're now able to override the default of today's date within the popup, saving you from needing to click through to edit the date afterwards if you want a date other than today. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/154-flows
  • 17-Nov-2016 Updated MailChimp IntegrationWe've updated the MailChimp integration with a bunch of cool new features. You can now sync lists individually as well as see a comprehensive sync log showing you who has been added and updated on your list. You can even see which email addresses have chosen to unsubscribe from the list. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/64-how-to-integrate-mailchimp-with-your-churchapp-account
  • 17-Nov-2016 New Ministry Roles editorWe've added a really handy pop-up for adding and editing ministry roles right from within the Ministry edit page. This gives a whole new, and much-improved, workflow to creating new Ministries and rotas. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/52-how-to-create-a-rota
  • 17-Nov-2016 UK Regional training dates for 2017The 2017 UK Regional Training Day dates are now confirmed and available for sign up. Training days are really popular, great value and an ideal way to quickly up-skill your users, network with others and explore new features you might not yet be using - plus you'll get a sneak peek at some of the planned new features for ChurchApp. With more locations in 2017 than ever, there's bound to be a training day happening near you; so make sure you get a training day included in your church's budget for next year! https://churchapp.co.uk/training
  • 16-Nov-2016 Feedback success messagesThroughout ChurchApp, when you add or edit a record and save the changes, the 'feedback success' message now floats at the top of the content of the window and then fades out after a few seconds. http://g.recordit.co/9qoRr8BlDb.gif
  • 10-Nov-2016 Filter children attendance reports by TagYou can now further filter the Attendance Averages and Attendance Summary reports in the Children module by Tags. So, for example, you can easily review attendance across your youth groups for regular attendees that are in your "Not in a small group" Tag to invite them to join a new youth small group you're starting. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/327-child-attendance-reporting
  • 10-Nov-2016 New Smart Tag conditions for Communication OptionsWe've added Smart Tag conditions for the Address Book module for Communications Options - Name is Visible? Address is Visible? Email is Visible? Mobile is Visible? Telephone is Visible? - making it easier to identify and match contacts that have particular privacy settings enabled or disabled. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/37-smart-tags
  • 08-Nov-2016 Sex 'unknown'There is now the option for contacts to be added to the Address Book and Children modules with sex as 'Unknown'. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/390-sex-and-gender-in-churchapp
  • 08-Nov-2016 Duplicate a FlowWe've added in the ability to duplicate a Flow - perfect when you have similar but different processes for different areas of ministry. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/154-flows
  • 07-Nov-2016 Multisite Smart TagsWhen you're viewing All Sites you can now specify which site the contact, child or giver is from as a smart tag condition. Multisite condition smart tags will only be visible when viewing as "All Sites". http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/37-smart-tags
  • 03-Nov-2016 Rotas Overview report can now show empty datesIf you're on a hunt for gaps in your rotas you can now show empty rota dates in the Rotas Overview report in the Rotas module. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/300-viewing-multiple-rotas-in-a-single-report
  • 02-Nov-2016 Archiving children's groupsWe've made it possible to archive children's groups within ChurchApp's Children module. Importantly the historic group attendance data is kept and continues to show against each child's contact profile; but all children assigned to the group will be removed and unlinked. Be aware that this process is not reversible! http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/87-gatherings-groups-and-sessions-for-children
  • 31-Oct-2016 Featured events now show one event per sequenceWe've updated the Featured Events feed for Embed and My ChurchApp to only show the next event for each sequence. Now your featured events feed won't be clogged up with duplicates events from the same sequence, allowing your one-off events to stand out more. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/370-embed-a-featured-events-list-in-your-website
  • 28-Oct-2016 Event-level maximum ticket quantityWe've added a field for 'Maximum Tickets' for an event. This setting will work alongside your existing ticket-level quantities to make sure you don't oversell a particular ticket type or oversell your event! http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/337-adding-tickets-to-your-events
  • 27-Oct-2016 'Date Added' column on Unavailability pageWe've added a new 'Date Added' column to the Unavailability page in the Rotas module. Now you can see exactly when the unavailability was added and which user added it. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/378-rota-unavailability
  • 27-Oct-2016 Formal Name with Title on labelsWe've added the option to use the contact Title before the formal name when printing labels from all our Communication pages. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/38-printing-labels-through-churchapp
  • 27-Oct-2016 Inserting images into emailsWe've made it much easier to insert images into the body content of emails in ChurchApp. The image picker tool now lets you to add (browse or drag and drop) a file from your desktop without having to first upload the file online first. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/80-inserting-images-into-emails-sent-through-churchapp
  • 27-Oct-2016 Ministry notesWe've added Notes to ministries in the Rotas module, making it super easy to keep a record of conversations and ministry changes as you're planning ahead before creating rotas. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/389-adding-notes-to-ministries
  • 26-Oct-2016 New printing options for children registers and name badgesWhen printing the register or name badges for a children's group you can now filter the report by Tag and optionally show the medical short field. These same options are also available when viewing a Children module Tag, so you can now print registers and badges directly from the Tag page and optionally show the medical short field too. http://support.churchapp.co.uk/article/166-printing-registers-for-manual-child-check-in



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Richard Hollis, ChurchSuite