Cobblestone Blog

New Feature: Know Your Needs!

posted by Justin Wise on August 4, 2011 in Features, Screencasts

When a need arises from someone in your community, do you know how to help them? Sure, you can track folks down to sign up for meals for the couple with the new baby, but what if there was an easier way?

A way that didn't involve you stalking people like a mafia hitman?

What if you didn't have to beg, borrow and plead for people's help every time a need came up? Wouldn't that be great?

I'll answer for you: Yes. Yes it would. Which is why we want to introduce our newest feature here at Cobblestone: Needs. Take a look at how it works:

The needs feature allows you to:

  • Easily add what you need help with
  • Specify how many volunteers you are asking for
  • Show where the need is located
  • Define when the need is occurring
  • Attach necessary files
  • Manually add volunteers who aren't a part of Cobblestone
  • See if the need is met or unfulfilled

All that from the comfort of Cobblestone. Pretty great, right? We enjoyed building this feature and we think your online community will like using it. Let us know what you think!

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An Easy Way to Get Your Church Engaged Online

posted by Justin Wise on July 14, 2011 in Company

Special Offers

Your favorite online community platform, Cobblestone, just got a little bit easier to use. Effectively immediately, you can get a steal on Cobblestone one of two ways:

  1. A free month of Cobblestone for current Ekklesia360 clients, or
  2. Six months of Cobblestone for free to all churches and communities with less than 100 members!

If you're wondering what Cobblestone is, let's take a minute and look at what this platform can do for you.

  • Group Management. Manage small groups, classes, discipleship groups, leadership groups, projects and more through Cobblestone.
  • Member Management. Cobblestone allows an easy-to-use place for people to update their contact information, add personal information and create a profile for use throughout the system.
  • Prayer Module. Allow people to share prayer requests and pray for one another. Include prayer urgency or tag others to include them in prayer needs.
  • Event Management. Create events, discuss them, volunteer to bring needed items, see who is attending and manage re-occurrence with ease.

You can read more details about this special Cobblestone offer here. We'd love to talk to you about this flexibile, fast and feature-filled platform that's just waiting to serve the needs of your community. Think fast! The offer only goes through the end of September.

Cobblestone: Be the Church. Deepen relationships. Know your people!

If you have a story of how Cobblestone has helped shape your church and deepen relationships, I'd love to hear from you! Please contact me at wise(at)monkdevelopment.com. In exchange for your story, we have a gift we'd love to give you. You'll like it. Trust me!

Events: Getting people to bring stuff!

posted by Shane Bonham on September 3, 2010 in Features

Today we've released a new feature for Cobblestone events designed to help you organize who is bringing what. You can use it to plan out a potluck dinner or a beach party, or simply to organize who is going to bring the dessert every week to your mid-week home group. Here's a short video showing how it works:

Facebook Connect Integration

posted by Shane Bonham on April 5, 2010 in Features, Screencasts

Tired of having to remember that pesky Cobblestone username and password? If you've got a Facebook account (and who doesn't???) you can now link it to your Cobblestone account so that you only need to be logged in to Facebook in order to get right in to Cobblestone. Here's a quick video showing how to set it up:

Email Notification Digests

posted by Shane Bonham on March 31, 2010 in Features

Today we've added a new option for email notifications: Daily Digests. You can now add specific groups to the digest, and rather than get notifications from those groups throughout the day, you'll receive a single email at the end of the day with a summary of all activity from all groups that you've added to the digest.

To add a group to the digest, head to your notification settings:

Then, click the "Add to Digest" checkbox for whichever groups you want to add to the digest:

Add to Digest

After this, click "Save" and then you'll be all set. You'll start receiving a single nightly email summarizing activity for the selected groups. Hope you enjoy the new feature!

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