We hope that you enjoy reading our newsletter each month as we keep you "in the know" regarding our platforms and services. The April 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

  • 2022 Easter Toolkit
  • Background Checks and Beyond
  • Your Digital Front Door
  • Easter Eggs—Not the Only Thing You Can Hide This April
  • Education Corner 

Please note, ShelbySystems will be closed on Good Friday (4/15/22) and the following Monday (4/18/22) in observance of Easter. 

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 


Inspire Generosity in Easter Guests



Several visitors and attendees who do not regularly attend services will be present virtually or in person during the Easter season. And with the increase in attendance, there is potential to inspire generosity. Our team has put together this amazing Easter toolkit to help your church communicate opportunities that they can take advantage of during your Easter service.



Background Checks and Beyond



How are you protecting the children in your ministry?

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month. Did you know that in 90% of child abuse cases the abuser was someone the child knew and trusted and that 1 out of 417 persons in the U.S. is on the sex offender registry? 


Here are some simple steps you can take in your ministry to protect children: 

  1. Perform background checks on all staff and volunteers. 
    -You can quickly initiate, order, and view background checks from within your Shelby ChMS with Protect My Ministry. Did you see our two enhancements to Background Checks in February?   
  2. Provide Child Abuse Prevention Training for your staff and volunteers. 
    -Our partners at Protect My Ministry have an online training course.
  3. Have a Code of Conduct for staff and volunteers that outlines expectations for interacting with minors, such as policies on being alone with a child and other safety procedures. 
  4. Make sure your team understands state and national requirements for reporting abuse.
  5. Connect with local organizations that provide support and services for child abuse victims and prevention resources. 



Your Digital Front Door


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Is your church missing out on making a good digital

impression online?

Your digital front door is your online presence—your church website and social media platforms. Does your church need to update its digital front door? 

If your church is looking for a new website that integrates with your ShelbyNext platform, needs an additional premium layout, or wants to start fresh with a new site theme, connect with us today!




Easter Eggs

Not the Only Thing You Can Hide This Easter


Hide this April

Did you know that you can customize the Accounts Payable entry screen to Show or Skip selected fields? This feature is especially helpful for users that use the Tab key a lot during data input.  



Education Corner


Webinar Resources



Upcoming Webinars 


Advance Your Knowledge Webinar:

Database Cleanup - Fixing Mistakes in ShelbyFinancials

Learn about best practices and things to avoid to keep your database clean and your financials accurate. Some of the topics we will review are: 

  • The bank balance is out of balance with the ledger 
  • Reversing and copying journal entries 
  • Undoing invoices 
  • Correcting account groups for totals 
  • And more

You don’t want to miss this FREE webinar! Register now and reserve your spot. 





Shelby Virtual Training Workshops

The Virtual Training Workshops are designed for new ChMS or ShelbyFinancials customers, users who need a refresher course, and/or existing customers who change staff positions. These two workshops are three hours daily over four days on two subsequent weeks (Non-Financials and then Financials).


Each workshop:

  • Is offered online as an interactive lecture style Zoom sessions
  • Is limited to 15 attendees
  • Includes a detailed step by step workbook (available as a PDF download)
  • Has online quizzes to evaluate your learning and engagement

Each workshop day will run from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Central Time)




Webinar Recordings


Advance Your Knowledge Webinar
Database Clean-Up for ShelbyNext Membership

Keeping your database clean is key to making sound data-driven decisions in ministry. In this webinar, we will review common errors and how to correct them. Some of the topics we will review are:  

  • Person added to the wrong group   
  • Gift recorded to the wrong person or wrong fund  
  • Adjustments due to a death in the family  
  • Update Group name or properties appropriately  
  • Attendance posted to the wrong date 



Easter Webinar

We'll highlight some of the greatest products and features that can help you prep for Easter in 30 days or less. Get ready to learn all about: 

  • Forms to help you connect on Easter weekend 
  • MinistryOne mobile app check-in and follow-up workflows 
  • Media, graphics, and kids' content from our friends at ShareFaith 
  • Tips for live streaming your Easter service 
  • Plus, some exciting NEW releases 






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