Updates, feature highlights, upcoming webinar, and more!


We hope that you enjoy reading our newsletter each month as we keep you "in the know" regarding our platforms and services. The November edition includes some tips that we hope help you grow your ministry and minister to your congregation.


In this month's newsletter we'll cover:

  • Holiday Schedule
  • Contributions Year-End Statements
  • New Groups Functionality added to MinistryOne
  • New Functionality in ShelbyNext including the Functional Expense Audit Report
  • MPower 2020 Virtual Event Recap
  • Polish Up Your Online Giving Experience
  • Nelco and Shelby – End of Year Reporting Webinar
  • Quarterly State of Shelby Webinar Recording
  • Giving Tuesday Webinar Recording

We are here to serve you as you serve in your ministry. Have a blessed day and enjoy the newsletter!


Steve Pruitt


General Manager, Shelby Systems



Shelby Holiday Schedule



As we turn the final corner of 2020, we wanted to remind you of our remaining holiday schedule for the rest of the calendar year.




Contribution Year-End Statements


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We’re getting close to the end of 2020 and Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. For many that means food, family and fun. For others it means focusing on their year-end check lists. And it’s not too early to start thinking about contribution statements.

Below are a number of links that we think will be very helpful as you prepare and print or email your year-end giving statements.


ShelbyNext Membership

Start with this Contribution Statements Year-End Overview video. From there you’ll find information on Customize your Giving Statement as well as Printing and Emailing your statements.



We recommend using Arena’s 5 Fund Contribution Statement for printing statements. Check the Arena Hub to install this report and to make sure it is up-to-date.


Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services can be used to modify current statements or design a brand new one. Contact our training team at training@shelbyinc.com if you are interested in learning more about reporting services.


Kingdom First Solutions is a partner of Shelby Systems that specializes in helping Arena clients. They offer several services, including custom report development. If you would rather have someone build your custom statement, Kingdom First would be happy to help!


Printing Statements

Emailing Statements


New Groups Functionality added to MinistryOne



MinistryOne Groups help people connect with the church and one another. The uninvolved can find a group, and those already involved can connect with other members of their small group or volunteer ministry.


Church administrators have full control through ShelbyNext Membership over which groups display, and individuals can control what contact information displays to others.


My Groups

  • View groups you are in, other members of the group, and details such as family members, contact info…
  • Groups that display are controlled through ShelbyNext Membership.
  • An Individual's detail that displays is controlled by the Profile Visibility settings for each person.

ministryone groups

Join a Group

  • View groups available to join, including details on when and where they meet. See locations on a map and filter by meeting day/time or nearest.
  • Join a group on-the-spot or send a request.
  • Groups that display and group specifics are all controlled through ShelbyNext Membership.

M1 Groups Join Group


ShelbyNext Enhancements


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We’re always looking for ways to improve our software. We recently made several changes that we think you’ll find beneficial.


ShelbyNext Financials


NEW:  Functional Expense Audit Report - Shelby Financials Release 10.0 introduces a new set of Functional Expense Audit reports explicitly designed for auditors use. There are five different views, each with a different purpose. Click here for additional information.

shelby expense audit report

Excel and CSV exports for GL Reports - The 10.0 release also included improved excel and csv exports for 8 of the most used reports. Click here for more information.

expense report export


ShelbyNext Membership

Two New Contribution Entry Settings - We know that the ability to enter data quickly is very important, so we are continuing to improve and speed up the contribution entry process. Two new entry preferences have been added: Skip Note & Skip Check Number

new contribution entry settings


MPower 2020: A Conference to Remember!



We had a great time hosting MPower this year with over 600 attendees joining us for our very first virtual ministry tech conference! A wide range of classes were available on Church Management Software, Financials, Giving, Marketing & Communication, and more. Thank you to all who participated and to those who will be watching the recorded sessions at a later date! We hope it was a valuable experience that will help you continue to maximize your technology and grow your ministry.



Polish Your Online Giving Experience


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Are you ready for end of year giving? Take a minute to review your current digital giving experience:

  • Activate Text Giving or create your end of year Keyword to promote
    1. Activating Text to Give (it’s included – why not?!)
    2. Adding Keywords
  • What social media promotion will you do?
    1. Need help with images – learn about ShareFaith Media
    2. Use direct links from forms for your call to action


Nelco and Shelby – End of Year Reporting Webinar



January will be here before you know it, but this year’s W-2, 1099 and 1095 filing can be easier than ever. Shelby partners with Nelco to provide easier solutions to your year-end reporting challenges. On this webinar you will receive an update on government and compliance changes surrounding reporting as well as a quick walk-through of Nelco’s solution that takes the hassle out of printing forms and stuffing envelopes.


Join us for one of our joint webinars hosted by Nelco to learn more about our eFile services built within Shelby Financials. Click on the date below to register to attend.

December 1 at 2pm Eastern time / 1pm Central

Register Now



Quarterly State of Shelby Webinar Replay


Did you catch our State of Shelby Q4 webinar presented on 10/29/2020? 


Thank you to everyone who attended the all-customer State of Shelby Systems Q4 webinar, where we shared what's new at Shelby Systems, what we are working on now, and where we are headed next. 


In case you missed it, you can still watch the recording by clicking below! 


Helpful Links from the Webinar 


Watch the Recording


Recover the Offering: Tech and Tips to Maximize #GivingTuesday



We take an in-depth look at how to maximize #GivingTuesday amid these unique times.


During the webinar, we cover a range of topics including:

  • How to create messaging that engages your entire community
  • A communication timeline that activates more people to participate
  • Tips to increase gift sizes and inspire new givers
  • Tech that elevates your message and makes it incredibly easy to give


Watch the Recording



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