Event Registration is one of the first experiences with Churchteams that new and irregular attenders will have. So, it is important to streamline the form and process as much as possible. At the Users Gathering we discussed how to best use the redirection option at the end of registration.
- Use it to register for childcare. Let's say you have a bible study that has a childcare option. Create two groups, one for the Bible Study small group and one for the childcare. When you setup the registration for the group you can opt to have it redirect to the childcare group so that people can register their kids immediately after registering themselves.
- Use it to take people to a registration page. Build a page on your website that is a list of available registrations (youth camp, VBS, missions trip, service day, etc.). Then use the redirect option to have ALL of your groups go back to this page once they are done registering. It is a great way to catch people who are signing up and encourage them to also sign up for that "other" event that applies to them or their family while it is convenient. You can even combine the first suggestion on childcare with this one by setting up the childcare group to redirect back to this page. This way, a family signs their kid up for VBS and then is redirected to a page and can see the other things. "Oh, they have a bible study this summer for moms, that fits me, I should sign up while I'm here."
- Use it to take prayer requests or other notes. When you add this option to registration, the system will automatically add at the bottom of the form a multi-line text box with the name of that note.
- Use it to send volunteers a background check form. This was added for group registrations recruiting volunteers. When the volunteer registers, it will automatically send her the form to do a background check.