Our new world of Check-in. Matrix of options.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/28/20 10:45 AM

None of us will forget 2020, that's for sure.  As churches are starting to meet back, it's good to see check-in start to pick up again.  Here are a few blog posts since Covid started on ways we've adapted check-in to this new world.

Room Check-in, Count and Close
Medical Affirmation Before Check-in?
Text-to-Check-in for Virtual Attenders

As both veteran and new clients are thinking about their new approach to check-in, we often get asked if we can accommodate their different ideas.  Because our system is so robust we are almost always able to accommodate. 

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Tags: Check-in & Family, Text-To-Church

New! Safety Option For Kids: Room Check-in Count & Close.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/18/20 9:45 AM
Kids returning to school in the midst of this Covid pandemic is a headline every day and will be for the next month or two.  It raises big concerns for churches as well as they think about restarting Sunday morning children's programming.
 
A few weeks ago, I offered an idea and process for getting a " Medical Affirmation Before Check-in."  In response to a large client's request, last night we released another helpful kid's ministry re-start safety feature that you need to know about.  We call it Room Check-in Count and Close.
 
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Tags: Check-in & Family, New Release

How About A Medical Affirmation Before Check-in?

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/21/20 10:15 AM

Another Covid 19 Pandemic audible.  Last week an Executive Pastor friend, David Jordan, called to talk through including a medical form in the check-in process.  They had decided to continue to meet live even with much lower numbers - around 20% of old normal.  Like most XP's, he's a planner anticipating when they start back with children's ministry and check-in.

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Tags: Check-in & Family

Not connecting on Sundays?  This NEW Text-to-Checkin upgrade can help!

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/31/20 3:00 PM

All of us miss being together on Sundays but we're finding new paths to stay connected.  Like the creative ways many of you are using Text-to-Church to help.

One recent idea was to use All Check to have people text to let us know they were watching the live-stream or video.  It also gives them an opportunity to respond, give and stay informed.  Like a church bulletin, but on steroids.

But there was a problem.  The system required starting up a label printer in order to use Check-in.  So, we changed development priorities last week and are excited to release an upgrade to Check-in that allows you to create an automatic check-in start up schedule without having to start a label printer.   

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Tags: Check-in & Family, Text-To-Church, Assimilation

How do I set up check-in? Decide & Implement.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 1/28/20 10:15 AM

"How do I set up check-in for our church?"  The answer to that question continues to evolve as we continue to adopt newer and better technology.  I'm going to skip the history lesson and jump right into the decisions you need to make now about check-in and then give you a general process for implementing them.

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Tags: Check-in & Family

ALL CHECK:  The Best Way To Take Worship Attendance?

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/15/19 8:30 AM

 

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Tags: Check-in & Family, Text-To-Church, Best Practices

New Release:  Check-in UI and All Check

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/8/19 12:45 PM

 

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Tags: Check-in & Family, New Release

A Database View of Promotion Sunday

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/16/19 8:20 AM

About this time of the year families begin to get excited about the upcoming school year.  And churches begin planning their fall launch.  At the intersection of both is Promotion Sunday!  The big Sunday when all the kids move up a grade.

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Tags: Check-in & Family, Membership

Multiple services?  Copy, Synch (New!), Report.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/9/19 8:35 AM

Let's say the Jordans have children involved in youth sports.  Generally, they attend worship and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays.  But their new league plays about half their games on Sunday mornings.  So, during those weeks the Jordans attend worship and Sunday School during the 4 p.m. service on Saturday.  A great solution provided by an understanding church! 

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Tags: Check-in & Family, Membership

Workflow Magic:  Send A Text To Assure Guest Parents

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 5/21/19 8:15 AM

Leaving kids in children's ministry the first time is scary for guest parents.  They are concerned that the situation is new and uncertain for their children.  They are uneasy about leaving their kids with people they don't know.  They might even have to battle thoughts about worse case scenarios.  Their worry distracts them from fully engaging in worship.    

But you have worked hard to invite and welcome them.  You've made sure the children's area is clean and looks fun.  You've staffed it with good people who really care.  You've even provided security with check-in.  All of these are important, but what if when parents walk away you could do a little something extra.  Here's a simple idea on how to extend your hospitality one step further to help assuage guest parent fears.

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Tags: Check-in & Family, Workflow Magic

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