Category Archives: Groups

SLT Groups APIs

Shining Light Tech RESTful APIs return data in JSON format. /groups/list Returns list of groups in array, with GroupID and GroupName for each group.  Login is required to use this API. Example: https://shininglighttech.com/groups/list/?ExcludeCollection=Families&ListLeaders=1&PersonID=3 Collection (optional) – string indicating name of … Continue reading

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MailChimp Integration

MailChimp is a free broadcast email service.  Shining Light Technologies provides basic broadcast email capabilities and integrates with MailChimp to provide advanced formatting options. To learn how to set up MailChimp integration with ShiningLightTechnologies, watch the tutorial video and then simply … Continue reading

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Broadcast Email to Group with Attachment

Learn how to use the Shining Light Technologies software to upload a file as a resource and then include a link to the file in a broadcast email to a group. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLa_1Il3bBo

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Groups Component Upgrade

The Shining Light Technologies Groups component has been upgraded to a new interface. Learn more by watching the following videos: Groups, Rosters, and Message to Group Attendance Scheduling for Ministry Service

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Attendance Email Alert

An automatic email notification can be sent when a group member misses multiple weeks in a row.  The following video shows how to configure and use this optional feature. Attendance Email Alert Here is a sample of the email notification:

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Collections, Groups, and Ministries

Collections are the starting point for the groups module.  Collections contain sets of related groups.  Examples of collections are Care Groups, Small Groups, Bible Study Groups, Sunday School, Families, Staff, etc.  Every group must be placed into a collection.  Attendance … Continue reading

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Care Groups

Care Groups are small groups of people led by key individuals and couples who understand the overall purpose of the church and are skilled in helping people become active serving members of the church.  Care Groups can make the difference in … Continue reading

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Broadcast Email Tips

To send an email without formatting, use the broadcast messaging feature built into the Shining Light Technologies software. To send a broadcast email with graphics (e.g. banner) and custom formatting, download a copy of the roster and compose the broadcast … Continue reading

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Ministry Utilization Report

Unfortunately, the saying that 10% of the people do 90% of the work has been proven true in many of our churches. The Ministry Utilization Report shows how well your church is getting members involved in ministry. On one hand, … Continue reading

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Group List Web Service

One of the challenges of creating a useful church website is the maintenance associated with information that changes over time. Shining Light Technologies provides a tool that allows church website developers to integrate lists of groups along with group leader … Continue reading

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