Faith Visitation Manager
When discussing the Visitation Manager with a ministry leader of Lifeway Christian Resources FAITH Sunday School Evangelism ministry we were told the Sunday School class was the core of the Faith ministry. With this concept in mind we redesigned the Visitation Manager to include the Sunday School class and team concept. These teams do not have to be Sunday School classes, they could be any church ministry group that has an evangelical mission.
One of our patron churches has committees. A
letter writing committee and a telephone committee as well as small
groups that visit each prospect.
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Scheduled visits can be assigned to more than one
prospect at a time by using our multi-tagging feature.
The last visit date and the next visit date are
maintained for the individual on their update window.
Using the Saved Query option allows the person planning the visits to select a city and/or a zip code to have a teams scheduled visits near by thus saving time and gas.
In the memo field enter the important information gathered after the visit using the hand written notes from the Detail Sheet.
A new ministry member default data fields are status, active, and Date Joined. The gender and ministry level default to female and learner.
Additional information is suggested. Telephone number and
email address are examples
The Last Attended Date can be entered and edited using the keyboard
but will normally be updated using the Attendance Tracking function.
The name and completion date of each Faith class completed is also maintained here.
To easily track the attendance of each team member simply enter the date of the last Faith meeting. Then mark each member who attended. Use the record marking feature described elsewhere in this manual. When all are marked click the Update Marked button. The program will automatically change the Last Date Attended field for each of the marked ministry members.
If the Track Attendance feature is turned on the ministry members
shown in red have been absent equal to, or greater than the number of
weeks defined in the Church Information window.
The Team Builder Wizard is a tool designed to allow a church to
easily add and remove ministry members from a team.
When a Sunday School class name is added the name is automatically added to the available team name list.
When a ministry member is added to a team that members name is
removed from the available list. A ministry member can only be on
one team at one time. If a team member is to be moved to another
team they must first be removed from the current team. Once
removed the member is available to be added to another team. The
design of the program will not allow a ministry member to be on more
than one team at one time.
A great part of the FAITH Sunday School Evangelism ministry is teaching the FAITH method of evangelism. There are a number of discipleship classes starting at the entry level. As each ministry member graduates from a class his/her ministry record needs to be updated. See Ministry Member Maintenance for more details.