Each Event will fit into one of five categories in order to help group the Events together.
Let’s look at the example of a church with two worship services. The first service is at “8:00 a.m. Sunday” and provides Communion while the second service is at “11:00 a.m. Sunday” and does not provide Communion.
In this case, the first service at 8:00 a.m. would get attendance types of “1. Worship” and “2. Communion” since both of those things are happening during that service / Event. However, the second service at 11:00 a.m. would only receive “1. Worship” since there is no Communion during that Event.
To take this example a step further, let’s say there is a Sunday School Event at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. This Event would only receive the type of “3. Sunday School” since neither worship nor Communion happen during this Event.
Keep in mind that just because an attendance type is available during an Event does not mean everyone attending that Event uses that type. A visitor or child could attend “1. Worship” during the 8:00 a.m. service but not “2. Communion.” The software has been designed to let you choose which types each individual person attended during the Event.
- Choose the attendance types you need for this service.
- (Optional) Rename the attendance types, if needed (see the next page in this manual).
- The Active check box can be used to “turn on or off” the Event. If the Event is off, it will not show during Batch Event selection. This can come in handy, if, for example, you don’t want your “Christmas Service” to be an option the entire year.
- Put a check in the “Include in Parochial Report” if your church uses the Parochial Report.
- Click OK to save the Event.