Adding new children through My ChurchSuite

Making sure that the details you have for the children in your church are accurate and up-to-date helps to ensure their safety and keep your children's workers informed about how best to look after the little ones in their care.

My ChurchSuite already allows parents to update the details of any children that have been linked to them through ChurchSuite - and now My ChurchSuite users can be given the ability to add new children directly through the "My Children" section. This allows parents to enter the details of any new additions to their family as soon as they are ready to introduce them to the church, whilst at the same time leaving one less job for for your admin team!

Choosing your settings

Before your My ChurchSuite users can begin inputting the details of their new children, you will first have to decide who you wish to make this feature available to. Begin by accessing the Children module and clicking through to the "Module Options" section (click the cog-wheels in the upper right hand corner of the page).

Next, click through to the "My ChurchSuite" tab.

Then scroll down to the "Adding Children" section.

There are three options for who you can make this feature available to:

  • "Allow anyone to to add their children" (selected by default),
  • "Allow existing parents to add additional children", and
  • "No one can add new children"

Select your preferred option and then click "Save Changes".

If you choose to retain the default setting of "Allow anyone to add their children", then when you next log into My ChurchSuite and access the "My Children" section you will notice that it now includes an "Add Child" button (if you selected the "Allow existing parents to add additional children" option then this button will only appear for people who are already linked to one or more children in ChurchSuite).

You will then be presented with a screen where you are able to enter all of the relevant details for your child.

Once you have finished entering those detail and have clicked "Save Changes", a record will be created for the new child in the Children module of ChurchSuite and automatically linked to your contact as their parent.

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