Requirements for a Fully Set up Database
We thought it would be helpful to give you a bird's eye-view of what a fully set up database looks like. You can use the list below as a checklist as you implement your GoDoChurch database.
A fully set up database has the following setup requirements. Optional setup steps are marked as 'optional'.
Database and Communication basics
- A profile for every congregant has been created in the system.
A bundle of SMSes has been purchased.
To send custom branded emails: MailChimp account has been integrated with GoDoChurch (optional).
Ministries, Roles, and Growth Path
- All ministries and church roles have been added to those modules.
You have outlined your growth path in the Growth Path module.
- To use the ‘Announcements news channel’: Make sure you have assigned your default news channel before you add people to your database.
To use custom news channels: Have created and setup all custom news channels.
List categories and their lists have been added (optional).
Follow up reasons have been added (optional).
Locations have been added (optional).
Age groups have been added (optional).
Regions have been added, along with relevant co-ordinator (optional).
If your church is based in South Africa you have added bank account info into settings so we can pay your church out for the sale of online tickets.
If your church is based outside of South Africa, no setup is required to use events.
All families have been created by linking parent profiles together.
All children have been added to respective families.
Kids church classes have been created.
Details for each service have been set up in Sunday Service module.
Group categories and types have been set up.
Permission levels for group categories have been set (optional).
Regions with co-ordinators have been set up (optional).
News channels are set up and have at least three posts in them.
Ministries, Church Roles, and Growth Path modules are set up.
Have created at least one upcoming event.
Have loaded at least 2-3 sermons (optional).
Have developed a long-term plan to out-roll the app for the congregation.