Running event sign-up at your information point
ChurchSuite's Calendar module includes great functionality for your church Information Point at weekend services and in-person events - ideal for newcomers and those who can't easily access My ChurchSuite but still want to engage with the events that you're promoting.
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Produce a printed sign-up sheet
You can produce printed paper sign-up sheets that can be used for recording sign-ups through a paper-based process at your Information Point. From an event "View" page, and where sign-up has been enabled for the event, select Print sign-ups from the Sign-Ups tab.
Select which Options you'd like included on the Sign-Up Sheet; ensure to select Add additional blank page. Click Generate to apply the selection. Note that tickets are listed by default on the first printed page so that your Information Point volunteers have the appropriate information to hand.
Having selected Add additional blank page, note that this is set out with helpful column headings, to help gather the required sign-up information:
Sign-ups collected in this way can then be manually added on the Sign Ups tab for the event using the Add sign-up action.
On the Add sign-up pop-up enter the sign-up details you've collected from the paper Sign-up Sheet, including details of any ticket payment collected.
Use Connect for event sign-up at your Information Point
As an alternative to the paper-based process described above, ChurchSuite's Connect platform includes a great Event List application purpose-designed to be used at your church Information Point at weekend services and in-person events, running on a laptop or tablet. Newcomers and those who can't yet access My ChurchSuite or who may need technical assistance can head to the Information Point to sign up for the events that you're promoting. Connect can be accessed in any browser on any device, or there is a Connect app for Android devices (see the related support article).
See the related support article for how to access Connect. For event sign-up, your Information Point team will use the Event List application but you can easily switch between applications depending on the needs of those visiting your Information Point.
The Event List shows upcoming events in ascending date order. Multi-site churches can optionally further filter by Site and the event list can be filtered by event Category. The list is scrollable, so you can navigate to any future event whose Visibility settings have Show in Connect enabled.
Clicking on an event opens the Event Page and, where enabled, people can sign- and even pay for tickets, where appropriate.
Note: For sequence events, only the next date in the sequence is shown in the Event List, so if you have a 10-week Alpha Course, only the next upcoming course date is included in the list.
Important! Privacy and device auto-fill
We recommend you review your Connect device browser settings to ensure that "auto-fill" is disabled. Auto-fill is a device and browser feature that caches information submitted on forms, so that the next time you're completing a form on that device, some of your personal information is auto-filled to the form fields. While this functionality may be desirable for personal devices, it's unhelpful in a public-facing context where you never want people's data to re-surface when the next person is completing a form.