Programs Divisions Organizations Groups. Programs & Divs & Orgs Oh, my!. Answers to life’s persistent questions: What is an Organization anyway? Why do I need programs & divisions? How do I create programs & divisions?. Organization is Fundamental .
Answers to life’s persistent questions:
What is an Organization anyway?
Why do I need programs & divisions?
How do I create programs & divisions?
Notice its prominent position on the main menu
Heavy-duty component of BVCMS
It helps you organize
More than just a class, roster, group, event, or list
It is not the people; more like a building
Contains people: Members and Visitors
Or just Visitors with no Members
Groups people that have something in common
Like an activity or an attribute
Bible Study class
Mission Trip Group
May have Meetings associated with it.
Should always have Meetings associated with it.
All of these allow you to track a Headcount Attendance for reporting as well as individual Visitors for Outreach.
Dates and times…scheduled or ad hoc
Visitors…first-time or repeat
Volunteers…faithfulness in keeping commitments
Programs contain Divisions
One way you might think about Programs:
Divisions contain Organizations
One way you might think about Divisions:
In this analogy…
A chest of drawers can represent a Program
It can have several/many drawers, which represent Divisions
Inside each drawer are many items, which represent Organizations