What is WeConnect all about?
The short answer is simply this: People.
Noticing people, connecting leaders with people, giving people chances to help other people. We’re all about people. And our bet is that’s what you’re about as well.
Potomac Conference began the WeConnect project with the goal of finding the very best ministry management software solution on the market and putting it into the hands of the local church… for free! See a little more about this in the video above.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is WeConnect?
WeConnect is an initiative of the Pastoral Ministries Department of Potomac Conference that was begun with the dream of making industry-standard ministry management software available to the local church for free. After searching the market for the best solutions available, Potomac Conference chose to partner with Church Community Builder (CCB), a faith-based organization located in Colorado Springs, CO.
Why does my church need a Ministry Management Software Solution?
Our mission as a church is to care for the spiritual growth of people. But we can’t care for the spiritual growth of people we don’t know.
Systems Settings Resources
General Organization Information: Set Church Name and Phone Number
This is going to be the name and information that displays on the log-in screen and in the fine print of communications generated from the solution.
When people log out of your Church Community Builder site, you can automatically direct them to another site, such as your public website, by putting the web address in this field.
Email for Requests
By default, when an individual requests a new login and password using the ‘Sign Up’ link and no profile with a matching email is found in the system, a login notification email is delivered to the Master Admin. If you would like someone else to handle all the requests for logins to the site, put that person’s email address in this field.
Login Page Text
This is a customizable field for images and text users will see when landing on the login page for your Church Community Builder site (using the ‘Source’ tab, you can use HTML to
customize your login page text). In addition to the login box, there is a link to your church’s public calendar and mobile login. Finally, there are links for new users to request a username and password, as well as a link for those already assigned a username and password to retrieve one or both if forgotten.
Choose the age at which you would like children’s profile information to be visible to members of your online community. Children below this age threshold are hidden from logged-in users who are not the family’s Primary Contact or Spouse, are not currently ‘Child Work Approved’, or do not have the appropriate People admin privilege. Most churches set this to either age 12 (default) or 18. If your youth group is very active in the site, you may want this set to 12 so those teens can ‘see’ each other in the system.
Who Can Edit (CWA Status)
This needs to be set to “Master Admin and People Admins” as opposed to “Master Admin Only” because all churches within the WeConnect system are managed by a Master Admin that is employed by Potomac Conference.