Church Updates: Getting Started

Pastors and Communication contacts:  As mentioned before, I’ve set up an account for Church Updates for the Mission Center and have added a couple of news items (which I’ve already sent out previously) so you can see how it looks.

Please add yourself as a member, as shown under the Add Members paragraph below.  Please advise all of your members of this so they might be able to receive the information if they so choose.  Once all congregations are represented I’ll use Church Updates for all news and prayer requests. Each congregation can also add news and prayer requests, as shown in the first paragraph below.  I only ask that you keep your items reasonably brief and set their expiration dates at a reasonable length, as well.  You will automatically receive an email notification each week showing how many items you have not seen.  You can also log on at any time during the week and review the items.

Let me know if there are any questions.


——– Forwarded Message ——–

Subject: Church Updates: Getting Started
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:21:34 +0000 (UTC)
From: Western Ohio Mission Center <>
To: Vern Foster <>

Western Ohio Mission Center

We’re so glad you’ve signed up. We’ve made it very easy to start using Church Updates. To get started take a moment to do the tasks below.

Post Content

The first step is to post some content so when your members visit the site there will be something interesting for them to see. Here’s how to post:

  1. Visit: and login with your email and password.
  2. Click on the large news button.
  3. In the center of the screen click the post news button.
  4. Fill out the form and click submit.
  5. Repeat these steps for the prayserve and give sections. It only takes a few seconds to post.

Add Members

Once you’ve posted some content you’re ready to add your members to Church Updates. Visit: to add your members.

Weekly Email Digest

Now it’s time for the fun part. Each week your members will receive a weekly digest email (generated automatically by the system) informing them of any updates they’ve missed and prompting them to get involved with your church. You don’t even have to remember to change this information each week – we’ll send you a reminder to update your content for the week to insure your membership is properly informed when the digest goes out!

Thank You

Thanks for using Church Updates. If you have any questions or if we can be helpful in anyway please contact us – we’ll be happy to assist! Your Church Updates administrator is Vern Foster (

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