The first step in tracking attendance is creating Events. An Event in Shepherd’s Staff is defined as any service, program, or happening which people attend. Moreover, if the church wants separate attendance for a service, program, or happening, it must be its own Event.
For example, if you want to know the difference between the attendance for the church’s early service and late service, you would need an Event for “Early Service” and an Event for “Late Service.” Another example would be holiday services. If you want to know how many people come specifically to the Christmas service every year, you will want an Event called “Christmas Service.”
Each Event has its own attendance types and enrollees. The following pages will walk through these items.
Note: Check out the articles for information on the Kiosk and Check-In Setting.
- To access Event records, go to Attendance, click on Records, and then choose “Events / Enrollees.”
- To add an Event, click the Add button.
- Start by giving the Event a name and a description.
- Next, assign attendance types (see next page).