With Church Connect, you can create cards for your page. Each card serves a specific purpose. For example, you might create a card to let people know about an annoucement, or you might create a card so that people can register for an upcoming event. There are several different card types that you can create, depending on what you're trying to accomplish.
Before we dive more into the types of cards and examples on how to use them, let's walk you through the process of creating a basic card. For our first card, we're going to make a quote card with our favorite Bible verse. Click the "New Card" button.
Name the card. For this card let's call it "Bible Verse". Under the card type, select "Quote Card".
There are several types of cards you can create for your Church Connect page, but the basic setup for each card is pretty much the same. When creating a new card, you'll want to click the "Edit Card..." button (every card type, except the Event card, has the Edit Card button). The Edit Card button will display a dialog where you can configure how the card will be displayed:
You'll want to either add a card image, or add some text to your card, or both.
After you configured your card to look the way you want, now you can address what happens when someone "clicks" on your card. Since each card type serves a unique purpose or provides a specific function, we've created additional articles to walk you through each one:
Once a card is created, go ahead and select the card if it is not already selected. All cards have a "Card Status" and "Hide this Card After (optional date)" options. Card Status controls the visibility of the Card on Church Connect. You can select one of the 4 following statuses:
If you want a Card to always be visible, select the option "Displayed (until Date below)". If you don't add a date, the card will always be displayed. If you want a card to only be visible to your logged in members, select "Displayed when a member is logged in". If you want a card to only be visible to people who are not logged in, select "Displayed when a member is NOT logged in. If you are wanting the card to not be visible to anyone, select "Hidden".
Since we're wanting our Bible Verse to always show on our Connect Page, we will select "Displayed (until Date below) and keep the date blank. Now we can select "Edit Card" to edit to begin adding content and customizing the look of our card.
Cards have the ability for you to customize things like Titles, Headers, Footers, Background Colors, Card Images, Text alignment & more. The type of Card you are editing will determine the level of customization that card offers. For example, the Quote Card does not have the Title or Card Image options. For our Quote Card, we are going to keep things simple and place our verse in the Card Content section and put the scripture reference in the footer.
Click close and you're done. Your first Connect Card has been created. Good job! Here's our finished product:
If your church/ministry does not have a website or is having a hard time keeping your current website relevant, Church Connect can fill this void. See our article Using Church Connect as a Website Replacement.
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