As you plan to gather in ways that are safe and responsible, you can help your congregation practice social distancing during services by creating an event with strict capacities for each gathering time and location.
Find out Information with a Form
If you aren't meeting in your physical church building yet, use a form to gather information from your congregation.
Here are some sample questions you could ask:
Create an Event for People to Register
People can register for your church service if you create an event. Include capacity and gather any other pertinent information.
Instructions about a detailed event are listed below. If you only want to know a bottom line number of people attending the service, and you don't need any other information from those registering, create a simple event.
Create attendee types based on your locations and service times. Don't forget the capacity!
Create a hidden attendee type for your volunteers, so they are registered and can be assigned to the right location.
If you want to provide masks, you can create an add-on for people to request.
Make sure you have spaces to make others feel comfortable, and give them the option to sign up for them with questions.
Assign People to Areas
Once people have signed up, use assignments to track the location or section they'll be assigned to.
Set up your assignment types based on the places people will be attending.
Create areas based on the locations and times.
Assign the area based on the attendee type, so you can Auto Assign attendees to areas based on what they've signed up for.
Manually assign Volunteers first, and then click Auto Assign.
Once you've set up the event the way you like it, duplicate the event for families to register for the next service.
As people arrive, you can take attendance to make sure those who registered are the ones who attend.
Filter by the attendee type to show only those registered for that service.
From the Attendance dropdown, choose to take attendance just for the filtered attendees.
If you're printing labels for kids classrooms, use the Check-Ins integration instead of taking attendance in the Registration event.
Check the boxes next to the people attending the event.
See who attended each instance by clicking the tab under Attendance.