Find-A-Church: Updating Events and Ministries

Find-A-Church: Updating Events and Ministries



the ministries tab on your church profile displays all of the events and ministries currently listed for your church events happening today are highlighted first on the events and ministries section of your update form use the menu on the left to view each category separately the number indicates how many ministries are currently listed in each category be sure to read the help text in the box at the top to add a new entry click the add new event ministry button here you can add a preferred name if there is one then choose a display category and type choose a target audience which will also help visitors as they search these fields are part of the advanced filters for visitors searching for churches with specific types of events and programs add a brief description which can include a direct link to a page on your website it's best not to copy and paste text directly from your church website or from Microsoft Word use notepad or another text editor that will remove any original formatting which may alter the display add your desired formatting such as bullets or bold and you can easily add a link directly to your website choose a schedule for when this event or ministry takes place for weekly events choose the day of the week and the times when it occurs since weekly events are ongoing don't include an end date if this ministry has no regular meeting time choose ongoing no set date this may be appropriate for disaster relief support or visitation ministries for example if the event happens on a specific date for example a community health fair or candlelight worship service choose specific start and end date and pick the specific date and time on the scheduler if the event takes place at a location other than the church enter the name of the location and the address next after entering the address the map and coordinates will automatically populate you can further adjust the map pin if needed if the event or ministry has its own Facebook Twitter or other social media choose it from the drop-down and enter the URL add all of the social media accounts for this ministry by clicking add identity the event registration feature is coming soon this will allow participants and volunteers to sign up in advance for an event click Submit to save and submit your updates for this page to edit an existing entry choose from the menu on the left and click Edit there you can add to or update the information for that entry click Submit to save your changes you will receive an email when your updates have been published visit your profile to view these changes if you're completely finished for today simply close this page be sure to submit your changes before closing the page if you have questions at any time email FAC at UMC org now you're ready to move on to another section

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