Help Resources


CTS has multiple options for you to get help with Shepherd’s Staff if you need it. It is encouraged that you try one of the self-help options before contacting CTS Support.

  • Online self-help: This site is the fastest way to find information about any part of Shepherd’s Staff. You can use the search feature in the top right corner to quickly find articles, FAQs, and videos using keywords. 
  • Blog: You can visit and subscribe to our blog for sneak peaks and introductions to new module features at
  • Resource Center: A collection of past webinars, introductions, and module overviews are available for free at
  • CTS Support: If you are still having problems, you can contact CTS Support by calling 1.800.346.6120 or emailing If you have a Support Plan, then support is free. Without a Support Plan, emails and phone calls are $65.00 each. With emails, a CTS technician will then reply to your question within one to two business days.

At any time when you have Shepherd’s Staff open, you can press F1 to open the online self-help system. This feature is “context-sensitive” and will open the help page that is directly related to the window on your screen. In some cases, the help page will list a variety of articles that may be useful. .

In addition, if you have an active Support Plan, you can view recent training videos in the software itself. These videos can be found under the Help section of the main menu. These videos are recordings of past webinars, and some even cover complex systems such as year-end processes.