There is an easier way.
Today I want to show you in five steps how you can use a free web application to streamline the sign-up process for the Bible study groups at your church.
About four years ago I discovered a web application by the name of Wufoo. Put simply, it’s a very straightforward (and non-technical) way of creating all kinds of forms, collecting information and then viewing the results. You can take a tour of the features of Wufoo here. Today I want to show you in five steps how you can use Wufoo to streamline the sign-up process for the Bible study groups at your church.
1. Sign-up for an account with Wufoo. You can create up to 3 forms for free.
2. Click on the link to ‘new form’.
3. Use the buttons on the left to add fields you would like to include in your form. For example, if you would like to have a space for someone to fill in their name, drag the ‘name’ button across into your form.
4. Once you have finished adding the fields you require, you can then save the form and distribute it. Wufoo provides a link so you can send the form to people via email, or you can place some code on your church website for people to fill in the form there.
5. When it comes time to collate the responses and assign people to groups, you can then export all of the responses into an Excel spreadsheet, making it super-easy to start the process of assigning people to groups. If you like, you can also set it up to receive an email each time someone completes the form.
Here’s one I prepared earlier…
To show you what the finished product looks like, I’ve created a sample form, based on the form I’ve created for my church. It took me 15 minutes to pull this together – click here to view the sample form.
Do you think this process would work at your church? Why or why not? How does your church coordinate the process of getting people into Bible study groups? Got a suggestion for how this process could be made easier?
Feature image credit: hvaldez1