Create an Event

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Before you can check people in, you need an event. When you create an event, set up the day and time people can check in, as well as the frequency of the event. If you want to start checking people in today, pick today's date and time!

Tip

If you're using Registrations to have people sign up for your event beforehand, check out this article for options on taking attendance.

Event Creation Considerations

You want to think holistically when creating events to ensure your records and reporting stay organized. For example, having one "Sunday Services" event that includes multiple service times and classroom locations makes more sense than having three separate events called 9:30 Adult Service, 10:30 Adult Service, and so on.

Consider these questions before creating an event:

  • How do I want to run reports?

  • Will church parents/volunteers/families need to check into multiple service times each week?

  • Will church parents be checking in children across multiple ages? Should they be able to do that at one time?

Answering these questions helps you plan the full experience of your churchgoers and volunteers. As a result, you can simplify event creation with that in mind.

Add Event

To create an event, select Add Event on the Events page.

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Enter a name for the event, which will show when people are checking in, and choose the event's frequency.

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Tip

Multiple Campuses 

If you have multiple campuses, here are some tips about setting those up:

  • Create separate events for each campus (Campus A Sunday Services, Campus B Sunday Services).

  • Church Center does not filter Check-Ins events by campus. All events set to show in Church Center with an active session display on the day of their session.

Once you select Submit, you'll be directed to the Times tab of the Event page to add the first date and time of this event.

After you choose the date, select Let's do it to add the time of the event on that date.

Tip

Organization administrators can change the date format (MM/DD/YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY).

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Select the starting time, and then choose the timeframe you'd like to allow people to begin checking in to the event.

Caution

If you try to check someone in on a roster or self station outside of these times, you cannot view the event. If you need to check someone in earlier or later than the times you've assigned, you'll have to do it on the admin side or from a manned station.

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After you've created your first time, add some locations for people to choose from.

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