Some events have small groups during their event and want to take attendance for the event and the small group.
For example, if your youth group meets for worship and a message but then splits up into small groups, you may want to take attendance twice--one for the event itself and one for your group leaders to follow up.
Why should I use two apps instead of just two events?
Using Check-Ins allows you to print labels and capture overview data, and using Groups allows your group leaders to access group member information and add people as visitors to their groups.
In Check-Ins, create the location for all people who can check in.
In Groups, create the group that meets during the event, and then create a recurring event that reflects the Check-Ins event.
As people arrive, take attendance in Check-Ins with a Manned, Roster, or even a Self Station.
Then, when it's time for groups, group leaders can go to their group page and take attendance from the event.
At the end of the night, group leaders can view the attendance report and send out texts to those who missed the event.
Taking attendance in both Check-Ins and Groups allows you to keep your general event attendance within Check-Ins, while giving each leader control of their own group communication and attendance within Groups.