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Release 19.08

Updates to the Volunteer Pipeline This release includes some exciting updates to the volunteer pipeline that will help save you time and equip the right people with the information they need to starting vetting new potential volunteers. Let’s cover the volunteer assignment time savings first. We have a few updates on this front: When setting […]

Leadership Inspiration for the Month

By Mark DeMoss, Director of Customer Success and Billing I can not count to 20. That would be a true statement of my 3-year-old granddaughter.  But she doesn’t describe herself that way.  Instead, she gleefully declares “I can count to 10!”  And she immediately begins with “1, 2, 3…” all the way to “10”.  She […]

Why Your Church Needs a Church App

According to Comscore, when it comes to using digital media, 57% of most people’s time is spent using mobile apps. While many churches have websites that are mobile-friendly, if your church doesn’t have a church app, you might be missing out on a valuable opportunity to gain interaction and attention from your members. Here’s a […]

7 Visitor Gift Ideas That Make Them Feel Welcome

Making visitors feel welcome when they arrive at your church is top priority. Preferred parking, enthusiastic greeters and a comfortable environment all play an important part in the essential first impression. But perhaps nothing has become a standard welcome in today’s church like providing a generous welcome gift to first-time guests. Here are seven affordable […]

Information You MUST Collect from Church Visitors

When first-time visitors arrive, churches are often excited to collect as much information from them as possible. First name, last name, address, email, phone number, text number, salvation status, how they learned about the church, ministries they’re interested in, prayer requests, children’s names and ages… How much is too much? When the rubber meets the […]

The Best Times to Get Visitor Information

Most community-focused churches welcome new visitors on a weekly basis. And holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter are always busy times when visitors enter the doors. Making first-time visitors feel especially welcome starts from the moment they turn into the parking lot and extends long past the time the service ends. But follow-up can be […]

Budget-Friendly Gifts for First-Time Guests [Infographic]

Creating an inviting church that makes visitors want to return is an essential component to church growth. One of the ways you can make a great first impression that can result in a lasting impression with your guests is by blessing them with a great first-time gift. Investing in a thoughtful gift not only communicates […]

Release 19.07 Notes

 Quickly See What’s Most Important by Customizing Your Individual Page You can now arrange the Individual page exactly the way that benefits you most! If you’re looking through attributes all day, move it to the top of the page and cut out all the scrolling! You don’t care about the Involvement graph? Turn it off! […]

5 Ways to Welcome First-time Visitors

When your church receives first-time visitors, you want to be sure they always feel welcome. Here are five tried-and-true ways to do exactly that and encourage them to return. Make First-time Visitors Feel Welcome with Preferred Parking The moment first-time visitors turn into your parking lot, they can feel anxious. To ease the anxiety, help […]

Release Notes 5/16/19

Electronic Refunds Have Returned As we add debit/credit card and ACH refunds back into the F1 Portal, we are placing some limitations around the refund process that you’ll want to be aware of. These limitations include: The registration can only have one existing payment The registration can have no existing refunds The refund must be […]