How to use ChurchDB

ASUUC members with a current e-mail address on file can log in to ChurchDB to update their family information and join and communicate with teams/ministries in which they are involved.

ChurchDB works best with Internet Explorer. Please try using the database in IE (or in Safari on a Mac) if you are having trouble. Most features work in Firefox but may not be as stable. ChurchDB’s reliability has not been tested in Google Chrome.

What is ChurchDB?
How to Log on For the First Time
How to Update Your Family Info
How to Obtain Your Financial Contribution Information for Income Tax Purposes
How to Join a Team

Detailed instructions are here.


What is ChurchDB?

A Bishop returned to his native New Orleans to inspect the losses after Hurricane Katrina in 2005; one of the tragedies he found was that many parishes had lost their records in the flooding. The program, developed by Austin Computing Solutions, offers a number of modules that congregations may use in communicating events and ministries. Congregations use ChurchDB to enter membership, stewardship, religious education and ministry information as well as to schedule events and resources. All information on ChurchDB is protected by passwords and other security features.

Each member at ASUUC who has a current e-mail address on file can log in to the database to retrieve and update family contact information, access and print a directory, see reports on their Stewardship contributions, register for RE classes, join teams and keep up to date with event times and locations through the calendar. Administratively, ChurchDB is used to keep track of room and resource reservations, membership data, stewardship data and use Groups and eGroups to facilitate easier communication within teams.


 How To Log On For the First Time

1. Open the ChurchDB log in page.

2. Click on the button that says Click Here next to To retrieve User ID or Password.

3. Fill in your first name & e-mail address and click Submit. You will receive an e-mail from support@churchdb.com containing your User ID and Password.

4. Open your email from support@churchdb.com, take note of your user ID and password, and follow the link at the bottom of the page to log in.

  • If you do not receive an e-mail from ChurchDB and your spouse has a different email address, try his/her e-mail address as well. Also if you go by a nickname, be sure to try your full first name (ex: Try Robert even if you go by Rob).
  • Be sure to check your Spam folder incase the e-mail was sent there by your mail server.
  • If you do not receive a user ID and password at all, you are not registered with a current email address on file with the church. Contact CDBhelp@asuuc.net  for assistance with accessing ChurchDB.

 


How to Update Your Family Info

1. Open the ChurchDB log in page & log in.

2. Click on Family Info on the left hand menu bar.

  • To affect a change for the entire Family (home address, phone number, etc.) click on Edit on the right hand side of the family’s general information. Click Save when finished.
  • To affect a change for an individual Family Member, click on Edit to the right of that individual’s name. Click Save when finished.
  • To add a family member to your household, click Add New Family Member, complete the information, and click Add.
  • The Head of Household designation, gender, and first and last name are required.
  • Please include date of birth for all children.
  • It is helpful to include work/cell phone numbers for adults in case of emergencies.
  • E-mail addresses are necessary for individuals to have access to the ChurchDB.

 


How to Join a Team

1. Open the ChurchDB log in page & log in.

2. Click on Groups.

3. Click on Ministries. Browse for teams you are interested in.

4. To join a team, click the name of it, and on the details page for the Ministry Group, click on Join this Group.

5. To leave a team, click the name of it, and on the details page for the Ministry Group, click on Leave this Group.


How to Obtain Your Financial Contribution Information for Tax Purposes

1. Open the ChurchDB log in page & log in.

2. Click on Stewardship.

3. Click on Treasure in the blue links at the top of the page.

4. Click on details to the right of the appropriate contribution year.

5. To VIEW all contributions click on details again.  To PRINT a statement of contributions click on Print Details Report and download the PDF that is generated. 

If you feel that the report contains an error or for further assistance with income tax reporting please contact the Admin Office, 719 633-7717.