This evening I received an attendance reminder for an event. An event that was canceled. I’m listed as a group leader and with CCB, there’s an option when setting up an event, to have automatic attendance reminders sent to the group leader(s) of the group hosting the event.
The event that was canceled.
The event that was canceled that is also listed on the public web site calendar.
The event that was canceled that is also listed on the public web site calendar that also has a form available to sign up that is listed on the public list of forms.
Shall I go on?
With many Church Management Software programs, there are options to link things to your public web site or display them on public lists. Assuming that your software administrator is working closely with the web site designer and communications director (if those three areas of responsibility don’t already fall to one in the same person), with one click, what is entered into CCB can automatically go to your public web site.
*View this log-in page for The Gathering Community Church. (Notice in the upper right the links to Forms, Find A Gathering Group, and Calendar.) If you click calendar, please ignore the hockey game slated for January 14, 2017. That will be deleted soon. If you click forms, please ignore the link to the hockey game sign up form. That also will be deleted. Not soon enough.
A case like the one I’m looking at this evening, is further reason that you should make sure all of your ministry team leaders are working closely with each other and with your software administrator, to maximize the use of your church management software and understand how it connects the entire Church.
Including the public web site.
*I hope that by the time you read this, the hockey game won’t be listed on either of those pages.