Choosing your Church Social Administrator

As part of the sign-up process, each church will have to select a member from their congregation to be their local Church Social administrator. This individual will have full access to almost all areas of the software, including the more sensitive membership data and all files stored in the Files module.

The only data that the Administrator does not have access to is the data administered by the Treasurer role in the Giving module.

The primary responsibility of the administrator is to assign roles and permissions to other members in the congregation. For example, they can assign some members the "sermon editor" role (so they can manage the sermon archive) and they can give the church statistician access to the member management tools.

This administrator does not have to be overly technically inclined, but should be familiar with using a computer and the Internet. Ideally this is a member who is (or has been) a council member and who can keep this role for a long period of time. This role will not be labour intensive, adding or removing permissions only takes seconds. However, the role does come with some responsibility.

Due to the permissions given to the Administrator, our guidance is to minimize the number of administrators in your congregation and to make use of the Statistician and Report Manager roles to grant members access to those parts of the software.

Church Social will require the name and email address for this member at the time of sign-up as this person will be given access to the new Church Social account for your congregation.