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How to Make Event Registration & Payments Easy

Written by Paul Steinbrueck

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Do any of these situations sound familiar…

  • Does your church have an information table with clip boards and event sign-up sheets strewn all over it?
  • Do you have people who sign up for events like dinners, trips, or youth activities but don’t have the cash on them to pay for them when they sign up?
  • Are you constantly getting emails, phone calls and texts from people who want to participate in an event and then have to add their name and info to a list somewhere?
  • Ever lose a sign-up sheet… er, I mean, have someone move a sign-up sheet without telling you?

You can eliminate these problems by adding event registration to your website. Online event registration provides many benefits, including:

  1. Better organization – Never lose a sign-up sheet again.
  2. Better accuracy – Ever get signups where you couldn’t read the phone number, email address or maybe even the name? That’s less likely when registration is done on a computer.
  3. Saves your organization time – instead of taking signups by phone, email or text, your people can sign up themselves online.
  4. Saves your people time – it’s often faster and easier to fill out an online form than a paper form
  5. More payment options – for events that cost money, instead of requiring people to pay by cash or check, they can pay online by credit or debit card
  6. Greater participation – When people can sign up anytime and anywhere from a computer, tablet or phone they are less likely to forget to signup. Send an email with a sign-up link and people can click and sign-up immediately.

Online event registration works great for vacation bible school, dinners, school field trips, ministry events, general admission concerts and more!

Bottom line…

Online event registration saves time and increases participation in events.


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Want to see how online event registration works behind the scenes? Watch any of the 11 video event registration video tutorials we created.

What do you think?

  • What events does your organization do?
  • How could online event registration benefit your organization and people?

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    About the author

    Paul Steinbrueck

    Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck.