If there’s one thing I know about Calendar users it’s that y’all are planners, which is a hard thing to be in the event business these days.
But as your church considers safety requirements and possible reopening options, know that when you are ready to plan, getting events on the calendar will be much easier with the brand new event templates feature.
You can now save combinations of rooms, resources, tags, and a location as a template to use later when creating events.
Simpler Startup for New Events
Some events aren’t very different from each other in what facilities need to be coordinated. For example, a worship service likely requires a similar setup to a community concert. And aside from the finishing touches, all the weddings held in your sanctuary probably use the same combination of rooms and resources.
By creating templates for recurring and common events, you can give yourself a massive head start on planning.
Once you apply a template, the structure of your plan is already in place—then you can fill in the details of your unique event with some editing and arranging.
Smoother Onboarding for New Admins
Event templates also make it easier for new event planners, facility managers, and volunteers with access to Calendar. Instead of overwhelming people with all the event options, event templates act as an outline of how to structure certain types of events.
This feature also highlights existing information that could otherwise be overlooked. The more you use Calendar the more you become aware of certain tags or available resources, but in the beginning, it can be a lot to take in! Templates allow you to put core event information front and center so that all the necessary pieces are in place from the start.
How to Get Started
If you’re an administrator, you can set your staff up for success by thinking through the types of events your church regularly plans and creating a template for each one.
When you’re ready to start putting events on the calendar again, your team will be ready to hit the ground running.
If you have any questions about using event templates, please reach out to our support team by clicking the "?" in the top right corner of Calendar—we would love to help.
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