How to Take Attendance for your Online Services

Overview

Breeze gives you the options to take attendance for your services whether you're meeting in person or if you're broadcasting online. Here are a few solutions on how you can best manage your attendance for Online Services.

Taking Attendance through a Breeze Form

First, start by Creating a Form to capture the basic contact information of viewers and then Share Your Form on your live-streaming service (Facebook Live, YouTube, etc.)

If you already have pre-existing events on your Breeze Calendar to keep track of attendance, you can Edit Your Event Settings so that your event is Eligible by Form Respondents.

Form Respondents People who have filled out a certain form will show up on the check-in list. Ideal for a registration form to check those people in when they show up to the event they registered for.

You can always choose to Create a New Calendar to keep this check-in data separate from your pre-existing events.

All that's left now is to start Checking People into your Event. You can utilize List Mode to quickly check off the names of the people so that their attendance data is stored within Breeze.

For additional help, see our article Connecting Form Results to an Event for Check In Purposes

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  • So to check people in for each week, I would need to create a form for each Sunday. Am I thinking correctly? I'm trying to make it simple for our people - both our congregation and our volunteers/employees who manage the database.

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  • Great point @mleichty!
     
    In this case, you would need to create a form for each event that you're looking to take attendance for. You might even find that Reopen.Church fits your needs better in this situation for a more "pre-registration/online registration" type program. It's free!
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  • Thanks Connor. We do use reopen.church for reservations for our in-person service and love it.

    We are trying to encourage connection with those who are attending online, and we think asking people to check-in from home would help remind people that they are connected with us - more than just Sunday mornings. The hard thing is that all Breeze check-in is geared toward in-person. The steps to checking in on the app feel cumbersome, and only work if you have the app or an account.

    That's why I was looking at a 3rd-party form and importing attendance - but it looks like that is even more cumbersome than re-creating/re-posting an attendance form for each Sunday morning through Breeze.

    I wish there was a simple, elegant solution that would work for both the end user and the database manager.

    Thank you for your help!

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  • @mleichty I totally understand the friction here! We want to improve and make our product better for all kinds of situations that churches face in this time. Would you be able to give us some more feedback of what you're looking to see in our Check-in system? For more information on our Feature Request form, check out our feature request article here: Submitting Feature Requests.

    Thank you again for all of your thought into this!

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