Attendance can be a key indicator of group health. When Leaders take regular attendance at group events, Administrators will know if the group has grown too large or become too small.
You can take attendance as early as 10 minutes before an event. Watch the video to see how it looks or follow the steps below and take attendance for your event.
If attendance isn’t something you’re interested in tracking, an Administrator can disable the reminders on the group settings page.
Take Attendance from Groups Admin
In Groups Admin, a group's Events tab shows the attendance status for each event. Events are listed in chronological order and show the date, name, and attendance if it's already been taken.
Click Take attendance to be taken directly to the attendance roster.
There are two other ways to access the attendance form:
- Click the link in attendance email that Leaders receive 10 minutes prior to the meeting.
- Click Take Attendance in the event page.
In the Attendance Form, put a check next to members who were present, and search for others who attended.
If you are a Leader and you are not seeing the search bar to add a new member or visitor, reach out to your Administrator to give you access.
- Put a check next to members who were present.
- Add the name of additional attendees, choose whether or not they are a Member, Visitor, or Leader, and then click Add.
- Click Submit when the attendance form is complete.
Any visitors will be automatically added to the next event's attendance form. If they don't attend the next event, they will fall off the attendance form and need to be added to future events.
Once attendance is added to the event, check out the reports to see an overview of your group attendance over time.
To modify attendance for an event, click the current attendance status in the group's Events tab.
You can also modify attendance from an Event page.
Make adjustments to the attendance.
You can reset the whole attendance form or make changes for individual attendees.
- Click to reset the current attendance form.
- Check additional people that attended or uncheck people that didn't attend.
You can also cancel an event from the event page.
Take Attendance from Church Center
You can take attendance for a group event from Church Center web or app.
In Church Center web, you can take attendance for events 10 minutes before they start or past events. In the app, you can only take attendance during live events.
Log in to Church Center web, go to a group that you lead, and click Take Attendance next to the event.
In Church Center app, go to the Events tab, and tap Take Attendance for an event that's currently in progress.
Select the people who attended the event, and then Submit.
To modify the attendance list, go to the group page, and select Modify.
Request Attendance From Leaders
Administrators can set Attendance Reminders to be sent to Leaders before an event as a default in Group Settings, and also request attendance from single events.
On the event page, click Request attendance from leaders.
An email will be sent to the primary email address of the Group Leaders.
When the Leader clicks Report attendance now link, they will be taken to the attendance form for the event.