ServiceBuilder

ServiceBuilder is a free web application for managing your church. planning services, tracking people's talents, and more.
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Email an individual the roles they would fulfill for a certain amount of time

Would it be possible to email each individual what their roles would be for a certain amount of time? Currently, you can send an automated email to people by the service date. This limits the amount of addresses to an email to 10. Could you...
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jasonsilver, 23.07.2012
I have now added the ability to add the schedule in each email that you send out, but including the [schedule] tag in the message.

Up to 10 records will be included in the message, sorted by date, then role as follows:

[schedule] is replaced with:

-- YOUR SCHEDULE --
2012-07-28: Pianist
2012-07-28: Worship Leader
--------------------------------

Hopefully that will serve your needs. :)
Dale Zarlenga, 11.07.2012, 16:04
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Calendar not changing

Seem to have a problem with the calendar advancing forward/backward to other months. Appears to be stuck on July 2012, even though I change the month in the drop down menu. Also, is there a way to just type in the day of unavailability rather...
Dale Zarlenga, 12.07.2012, 21:56
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Edit master emails

Would it be possible to have a spot where the admin is able to permanently adjust the various master emails that go out to the group? This would add more flexibility to each church/organization.
Dale Zarlenga, 12.07.2012, 22:09
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Way to track individual attendence.

Love the attendance feature. We would love to be able to have a chart the lists congregation and when they have attended the past few weeks. It would be great if it had names in rows and dates in columns with an x when they show up. The...
Brad, 24.07.2012, 14:02
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Empty Repertoire And Start Fresh

We have changed hymnals, and have some duplicates -- i recognize that these duplicates will eventually be discovered and merged, but until that time I would like to just empty my repertoire and start fresh with the hymns from the new hymnal.
jasonsilver, 25.10.2012, 11:36
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Add a Way to Make "Collections" of Elements, For Example Custom Song Books

We make lists of songs, including lists of original songs. It would be great to create our own song list and/or hymnal for grouping and analyzing songs etc.
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jasonsilver, 23.05.2017
I've now created custom categories that allow you to add any elements to a collection, or to multiple collections.
stephen, 12.10.2012, 18:21
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Include Sunday School teachers

I would like to be able to help coordinate the entire Sunday Morning experience...
steve allen, 16.11.2012, 13:40
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Really Impressed

I am really impressed by the work you have done to this software. I am even more surprised that there are no other testimonials from all of these other churches. You've done a great job with this website. I am still learning but so far i can say...
Chris Begg, 07.06.2013, 00:46
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Why is the service rundown link not working in the messages that I send out?

When you click on the hyperlink for the service rundown in the automatic messages it takes you to a service builder page with a 404 Error.
Derrick, 10.06.2013, 15:49
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It gets better and better!

ServiceBuilder is fantastic. The great thing is that this program does not rest on its laurels, but constantly improves upon itself based on feedback from its users. And it does not do so through constant overhauls, but by careful and...
Giuseppe Gagliano, 25.07.2014, 15:39
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Fix an Address Input Problem

When a # was entered into the address line, the update failed to save, and didn't give any type of error message
jasonsilver, 06.09.2010, 23:18
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Sent E-mail

E-mail sent from SB is set up as a blind copy. Main recipient do not know who else received the e-mail. would it be possible for SB e-mail to show who else was included in the e-mail.
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jasonsilver, 28.09.2010
I've added an experimental button on the services page for email all scheduled. It's an envelope with little people next to it-- give it a try, and feedback how that works, please.

NEW: I've added a checkbox in the sendmessage window which allows messages to go out immediately. They are not queued, they don't have personalization, but all the names are included in the TO box.
Araucto, 08.09.2010, 01:43
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add another hymnal entitled: Hymns of Faith (1980) published by Tabernacle Publishing Company (Wheaton, Illinois 60187)

Nichole Myers, 06.07.2011, 01:40
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add to the Psalter Hymnal (Grey) Index List: #638 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow, #639 Allelulia, #640 Alleluia

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jasonsilver, 13.07.2011
You can make changes to this hymnal using this link:
http://servicebuilder.net/#/assignHymnsToHymnals/206
yvonne, 13.07.2011, 12:24
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can't find where to enter unavailable dates

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jasonsilver, 11.01.2012
Hi Wendall, you do this under profile. You must enter the "edit profile" section.
Wendall Deck, 11.01.2012, 19:41
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I see this error: "You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'LIMIT 3' at line 1"

I guess the whole thing didn't need to be entered like I did. Sorry, first time using this. Here's the error again: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use...
Christian, 17.08.2011, 13:59
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When adding selected worship songs to a service, the 'search for songs' disappears

jasonsilver, 17.08.2011, 17:11
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Question On Elements List

If I use the shared element (ie taken from your master list), does this mean if I change the link, it changes for everyone? I don't want to do any damage to the master list. I just want to potentially point our "copy" if you will to a location...
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jasonsilver, 19.09.2011
ServiceBuilder is set up to allow for personal links in the elements list as well as public links. So, if you find a link that you think is generally better for the community than the one that is there, or if there isn't one there, and you decide to help out by adding one, use the public link.

If, on the other hand, you would like to link to an element online and you know it will be of no use to the general community, then use the private link.

The easiest way to access this private link is here:
http://servicebuilder.net/#!/element/127099
...on every element page. There is a private URL place.

If you are on the settings page,
http://servicebuilder.net/#!/settings/elements/choruses
...then those URLs are public.

Thanks for the question!
Tom Pietrzak, 18.09.2011, 23:26
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I can't get edit the services and I don't know why not. Can you help me get that figured out?

Daryn Bahn, 20.09.2013, 20:06
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there needs to be fix to the people roles and groups

Every time I try to schedule a group it fails. Also I have people in groups where I cannot assign a role. Do I need to make separate role entry for each person even it is the same role? The groups just cannot be assigned, what am i doing wrong,...
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jasonsilver, 29.11.2011
OK, there is definitely a bug there-- I will begin tracking it down and let you know when it's finished.

UPDATE:
I found the problem... if you add a person to a group, but don't give them a role within that group, then they will not be scheduled.

So you must actually give group members a role of some sort.

If a role is not intuitively necessary for the group in question, for example if the group is a children's choir that doesn't necessarily have assigned parts (soprano, alto, tenor and bass are not relevant), then create a placeholder to use (such as vocalist in this instance).

If the group is a drama troupe, you might consider naming them all actors.

If the group was an elder board, you might consider naming them all participants.

I hope this clarifies the problem and is a good enough solution.

I have added a warming on the groups page that you must assign roles to your groups.
Glenn Leatherman, 29.11.2011, 18:24
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My dropbox link is broken - how do i reset it?

I cannot find anywhere to specify a dropbox account. It was not working, so I thought that if I deleted the App from within Dropbox, I might get the option to reconnect it, but I still do not see anywhere to enter dropbox account info in SB.
Response from the site administrator
jasonsilver, 06.01.2012
Hi Mark, I'm not sure how to replicate this problem to fix it.

If you can replicate it, please let me know the steps you took.

In the meantime, try clearing your browser's cookies, then trying again.

Sorry for the delay in replying!
Mark Vojtasek, 05.12.2011, 14:14
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Can't deactivate

There does not seem to be a way to remove our church information and deactivate the account. In addition, there is no direct means to contact anyone for assistance. This is somewhat disturbing in these times of compromised security. Please...
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jasonsilver, 04.01.2012
As you can imagine, doing this for free means that thousands of churches have registered, and getting lots of emails from good-intentioned people asking for a way to print an order of service can be overwhelming.

I think that by having a chat feature built into the site where you can talk to me instantly if I'm online, as well as this forum for bug reports and feature suggestions is a pretty good alternative to giving out my personal email.

Thanks for your suggestion-- I've added a delete function to the site, under settings.
PhillS, 06.12.2011, 15:27
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user name

could you make it possible to change my user name? it's currently my email address and i'd like it to be my name for communication's sake. thanks!
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jasonsilver, 06.01.2012
Only an administrator can change your username; and you cannot change your own username, even if you are an admin.

If you are an admin, one way to change it is to create a temporary admin account, then after logging in to this new account, change your username on the original admin account.

When finished, log back in with the new username, and delete the temporary admin account.

I know this is a nuisance, but it's necessary at this time.
katie, 05.01.2012, 22:58
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role links

link the roles with the people assigned, so that when you are making a schedule, when you pick a role the name that are assigned to the roles are the only ones that come up
Response from the site administrator
jasonsilver, 06.01.2012
ServiceBuilder already has this feature.

Please let me know:
1. which browser you're using so I can try to replicate the problem.
2. Where abouts in the application (from what screen) is this not behaving as expected

Thanks!
Jason Silver
les, 06.01.2012, 13:41
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Is Dropbox fully integrated yet? My service files don't show up yet.

Response from the site administrator
jasonsilver, 11.01.2012
Hi JonWesley, it is fully integrated-- perhaps you can give me more information as to what is wrong?
JonWesley, 10.01.2012, 21:26
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change or delete unavailable dates

my unavailable dates have changed, but I can't modify or delete them. Now the schedule coord cannot put me into the service for which I am scheduled. because my unavailable dates include that Sunday.
Wendall, 03.02.2012, 22:39
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Add song to search page

When I search for a song, if it's not in the database, I have to dig to find the "Add Song" link on a totally different page. The link shows up if there's no result, but if the wrong song shows up, I'm off to find that link again.
Response from the site administrator
jasonsilver, 17.02.2012
Good point Dale, I'll look into adding a simpler method.
Dale Critchley, 17.02.2012, 13:53
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CCLI Number in Song Description

Not only would this help consolidate duplicates, but it would also make songs easier to search for.
Response from the site administrator
jasonsilver, 19.02.2012
This has been integrated.

Part of the integration involves checking to see if the CCLI Number has already been added to a song before adding the new song.

If it has, you won't be able to save the new song.

Hopefully this will help with both preventing duplicates, and finding songs that you are looking for.
doulos12, 17.02.2012, 16:35
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Unified Look

Some pages, like the Dropbox page, have different headers than the rest of the site, making it difficult to navigate. Should be the same throuhgout.
doulos12, 18.02.2012, 16:13
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Login information not saved

On most websites, when I login, my browser offers to save my username & password for me. Not so with servicebuilder. I don't want to have to type it in every time, especially since I need to look up my password in my notes every time since I can't...
Response from the site administrator
jasonsilver, 07.05.2012
Somehow I overlooked this bug report, sorry!

First, I recommend that you change your password to something you can remember, under your profile.

Second, if allow ServiceBuilder to access your Facebook account, you'll get logged in automatically if you're logged into Facebook already.

Let me know if these solutions are good enough for your situation.

Thanks!
doulos12, 31.03.2012, 14:06
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