Tips when using a Church directory Software.
Many people have come to appreciate technology and because of this fact, many people are always finding the most reliable ways that they can find and pass the information that is needed easily and conveniently. Having an online church directory is important to pass information easily. Having a church directory is one of the best ways that church members can communicate with ease even when it is not during church hours. The truth is that we are at a time whereby most church members may feel comfortable and would prefer to attend the church services remotely. It is much easier to have an online directory because this makes communication easier for members who are in church and also those that attend the church remotely.
It is important to know how you can be able to create an online church directory. The following are crucial guidelines that can help you with this crucial process.
All your church members are going to find it much easier to communicate their prayer requests and also helping those who are in need when they have a complete directory and therefore you need to ensure that you select all the information that you need. This is why you must ask your congregants for a lot of information so that you can easily keep in touch with them. Most of your church members will have mobile phones, work numbers, and also personal emails. Take this as an example, you may be planning to have a church event for the sixth and the eighth-graders, when you have the parent information you can easily get in touch with the members that have children in the same age group through the emails, this is if the parents have children in this age category, therefore, you must get all the information. If a church has suitable church software then it can make such kind of communication quite easy. The member will then get in touch with one another and send a prayer request or when they have any immediate needs and they will get this information as soon as possible through a detailed directory.
Always maintain privacy.
The best directory software allows you to select the demographics that you want to be shown to the entire church population and the information that should be kept private and accessed to only private members, this way you are guaranteed that the member’s info. will be safe. To keep the church member’s information private, some churches have two separate directories however, always take time to understand your member’s needs before you can set the privacy settings. In addition to asking members to login to log in to access information, you can also ask the church members to sign a commitment form, agreeing that they will not share any other members’ personal information with any other person.
You must back up your directory.
All the information provided by the church members must be backed up to ensure that it is safe.