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Member Interests

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Create an unlimited number of interests for your members and allow them to select the one(s) that appeal to them. Members can choose as many interests as they wish and then perform a search for members with similar interests.

Adding an Interest

    1. To create a class, click “New” on the “Manage Interests” page under Church Membership > Member Interests inside of Congregate Admin.
    2. Enter the name of the interest (e.g., horseback riding, football, poetry, reading, etc.) in the “Name” field.
    3. Click “Add” to save your interest. Click “Cancel” to cancel.

Managing Interests

To add, edit, or remove interests, click “Manage Interests” under Church Membership > Member Interests inside of Congregate Admin. There you will find a list of all your interests.

Click “New” to add an interest.

To edit an interest, simply click its title or edit icon.

To permanently remove an interest, click its trashcan icon.

To bulk update interests, check the checkboxes next to the applicable interests and select the following from the “Checkbox Options” dropdown menu: delete. Then click “Apply.”

Displaying/Viewing Member Interests

To display member interests, select the members only page you wish to display your interests on via the “Member Interests Page” selection dropdown on the “Options” page under Church Membership > Member Interests in Congregate Admin.

If you do not wish to show the class tracker, simply select “None.”

Managing Members’ Interests

You can select a member to edit his or her interests.

Click “Manage Members” under Church Membership > Member Interests inside of Congregate Admin. There you will find a list of all your members. Click the “Edit Interests” button to assign interests to any given members.

Search for Matching Interests

To find members who share common interests, click “Search” under Church Membership > Member Interests inside of Congregate Admin. There you will find a list of all your members and their interests.

Click the “Search/Filter” dropdown to reveal all of your interests and the ability to check the interest(s) to filter matching members.

Click “New” to add a new interest. Enter the name of the interest and click “Add.”

Options

Use the dropdown menu to select the page you wish member interests to appear on. If you do not wish to use member interests, select “None” from the dropdown menu to disable it.

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