Welcome to the web site!  This web site is a dynamic and interactive way to participate in the life of the church on-line.  Whilst there is plenty of information for visitors to find out about us, this web site is primarily for you - and there's a whole variety of different ways you can participate and make the most of the facilities available.

This Quick Start Guide provides a brief introduction to some of the main features.

Login

Much of the information on this web site is private.  This means that as a visitor to the web site you may access some information (such as where and when the church meets) but you will not be able to access secure areas such as the address book. To login click the Login link at the top of the screen.  A window will appear where you can enter a login name and password; enter the details as supplied, taking care to use capital letters where appropriate.

Once the login process is complete a welcome message will appear at the top of the screen.

The front page

The front page of the web site provides a brief introduction to everything going on in the church community this week:

Calendar

A diary of events for this week.Each item is divided into two sections (e.g. Morning meeting @ Central Hall). Click on the first half of the item to display more information about the event or to contact the meeting organiser. Click on the second half of the item to see a map showing the meeting location.

 

Latest Articles

See a selection of the most recent articles added to the web site.  Click on the title to see the full article.

 

Recent Forum Posts

A selection of the most recent contributions to the discussion forums and responses to articles.  Click on the text to display the full message or click View all forums to see a complete list of forums.

 

The personalise icon at the top of each section allows you to personalise the information displayed depending on your involvement within the church.  If for instance you are part of the worship team, a small group, and the children’s work the diary will only show events which may involve you;  if you want to see all the events taking place in the church this week simply turn personalisation off.

personalisation is offindicates that personalisation is on (i.e. only those events which may involve you are displayed)

personalisation is off indicates that personalisation is off (i.e. all public events are displayed)

The menu bar

The menu bar at the top of the screen allows you to access the rest of the church web site.  The main areas are as follows:

Home
Homepage
Forums
Audio / Video
Chatter
Address Book
Calendar
churchinsight Network

Click this option at any stage to return to the homepage.  Hover over the menu to access the following areas of the web site:

Forums - see a complete list of discussion forums; those forums with new messages will be highlighted.

Audio / Video - listen and watch the latest recordings made by the church.

Chatter - communicate with other members of the church in real time using chatter zones.

Address Book - a directory of contact information for church members only.

Calendar - click on this option to see the calendar for the current month.

About Us

Click on this option to see articles introducing the church to visitors.  Hover over the option to see more information about a specific aspect of the work of the church.

Church Life

Click this option to see articles and discussion forums relating to the entire church community.  Hover over the option to see other groups within the church – click on any item to see articles and discussion forums relating specifically to that group.

Features

Contains seminar notes, teaching series, special features and other resources to use as a reference.

My Area

This section allows you to configure your personalisation settings, update your contact details, see when you are next scheduled to contribute to a rota duty and submit new articles for publication on the web site.

      Endisinsight Support, 06/02/2004