Connecting you to your church family.
Introducing Third’s new Online Directory
At Third, we want to make it easy for our church family to connect with one another outside of Sunday mornings. With Third’s new Online Directory, you can get in touch with new (or old!) friends, keep your contact information current, and let your community find you, too.
SECURE: Access to the directory is password protected and encrypted, keeping your information safe and secure, and without any loose leaf papers lying around.
SIMPLE: Easy to learn and easy navigate, the platform is simple, useful, and always available to you as long as you have internet.
ACCURATE: Whether you move or get a new email address, updating your information can happen immediately, meaning our directory is always up to date.
COST EFFECTIVE: Going online means reducing clutter and waste, eliminating paper, printing and photographer costs, and keeps administration needs low by allowing users to directly update their own info.
CONNECTS WITH GIVING PORTAL: Track your giving, make contributions, and access your statements whenever you need to, wherever you are.
Have more questions? Contact Valerie Holland:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
IS MY INFORMATION SECURE?
Yes! We utilize ShelbyNext Membership software for our database. Shelby meets industry standards through encrypted Secure Socket Layer (SSL), a security feature also used by banks and online retailers and requires usernames and passwords for login.
Only people involved at Third will have have the opportunity to access the directory, and must agree to our confidentiality agreement.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE IN THE DIRECTORY?
Anyone who attends Third and has given us their email address. If we don’t have your email address on record, but you are interested in being in the directory, please contact Valerie Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
WILL PEOPLE BE ABLE TO SEE MY BIRTHDAY?
Nope! Only you can see your birthday. However, for denominational reporting it’s important to have the correct year so please make sure that’s accurate!
WHAT INFORMATION IS VIEWABLE?
We’ve chosen to show just the basic contact information: photo (if you choose to upload one), name, email and residential address, home/cell numbers, and family tree (children and/or spouse connections).
See the image here for an example of each profile.
DO I HAVE TO BE A PART OF THE DIRECTORY?
No, it is optional! But we are encouraging everyone who is actively engaged in the life of the church to be a part of it. Otherwise, if you choose against it, you will not be able to be found by anyone and you will not be able to access the directory yourself.
CAN I EDIT MY OWN INFORMATION?
Yes! And we encourage you to do so to keep the directory up-to-date and accurate.
WILL OTHER PEOPLE BE ABLE TO SEE MY GIVING RECORDS?
No! Your giving history is only viewable to you.
I JUST MADE AN UPDATE TO MY PROFILE AND I DON’T SEE A CHANGE ON MY LISTING. WHAT HAPPENED?
You’re right. Once you update your profile, you won’t see your changes right away. Our office just needs to review any changes to make sure the formatting is correct.
MY SPOUSE IS DESIGNATED AS PRIMARY. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN AND CAN I BE THE PRIMARY INSTEAD?
The ‘primary’ designation is simply used to integrate financials with families. One spouse has to be designated as primary which triggers the system to organize the contributions under one household. If you would like to be listed as the primary on your family’s listing, just get in touch with Valerie Holland and she can make the change: email@example.com.