Migrate Your Data
Whether you are inputting your data yourself or if you are having Seraphim do it for you, the first step is to get your data plugged into your new Seraphim Community. If you’re having Seraphim input the data for you then you can be assured of the fidelity of your data. If you are inputting it yourself you can take advantage of our Quality section under the Directory to check for potential duplicates or missing information. Once you have all of your data inputted or migrated into Seraphim then you can move on to making sure your family units are set up.
Personalize Seraphim to Your Church
After you have insured your data is how you want it, then it’s time for you to establish the structure of your church. In this step you should set up your Facilities, Ministries, and User Roles. You can set up your various campuses and facilities under the Facilities section in the Administration menu. After your facilities are set you can then go into Ministry Planner where you can add various ministries, and then into Permissions to adjust the user roles for your administrators and users.
Create Your Groups and Classes
After you have your campuses and facilities built out you can then effectively create your groups and classes. It is important that facilities and ministries are built out prior to constructing your groups because when building classes you will need to tie classrooms to it and then when building ministry teams you can tie ministries to them. In Seraphim, groups are one of the primary ways we organize data. It is important during this step to think about your organization and structure and create your groups, classes, and ministry team
Schedule Your Events
After you have your facilities, classes, and ministry teams in place you are ready to start scheduling your events. When you create a new event you can expect typical options such as setting recurring events. However, you can set up more advanced features like tying classes, rooms, and resources to events. Also, when you create an event you can choose to publish it to your website or to the Stream
Achieve Your Goals
After your events are scheduled, then you can start to take advantage of the Safe Check-In and attendance features of Seraphim. Safe Check-In and Attendance are tied to events which is why it is important to have events established before beginning attendance.
Release to Small Groups
The last step in your implementation of Seraphim is to release it to the congregation and small groups. Once you do this your whole church will be able to take advantage of the social features built into Seraphim. Also, you can roll out Seraphim to your Small Groups or Sunday School classes to manage their own communities. Seraphim strives to provide you with tools to increase your member engagement, and in this step you can take full advantage of those tools.