3 Ways to Utilize Breeze Forms at Your Church

Posted by Nate Roemer on November 25, 2020
Nate Roemer

Breeze forms are powerful tools that have endless possibilities to help your church or ministry thrive!

Simply put, a Breeze form can be used whenever you need to acquire information.

Forms can be as simple as a name and email, or much more robust, including options like checkboxes, input text fields, and even the ability to collect payments online.


While this is in no way an exhaustive list, hopefully the below ideas will spark some creative way your church or ministry can better utilize forms.

Register People for Events, Services, Camps, Retreats, or Conferences

Forms are a great way to get people registered.

For example, you can create a form called Guest Registration and whenever guests attend your church for the first time, you can have them register via an iPad or tablet as they enter your church.

Then, their contact information will automatically be added to your Breeze database so you can assign follow-ups!

Another popular way we see Breeze forms used is for collecting information to register people for events.


Here are a few sign up form ideas:

  • Volunteer neighborhood clean up or service day
  • Mission trips
  • Church potluck
  • Children’s ministry programs like Awana or Vacation Bible School
  • Volunteer meal delivery for new parents or a sick member in your church

Update your database

People move, get married, and change phone numbers and email addresses all the time.

Unless they tell your church when things change, your church database can easily get outdated. 

We recommend creating a Breeze form and sending it out to your church’s attenders once a year for them to update their information.

Make sure you communicate to your attenders that they should fill out the form for every household member.

Doing this at least once a year will not only ensure you have the most update-to-date information for you people, it can also help you fill in missing information such as birthdays and anniversaries.

Pro tip: Once you start receiving form entries, you can easily add them to, or update, your members’ profiles with the new information. Here’s step-by-step instructions on how to associate a form with a person in Breeze.




Accept payments

Any time you need to collect money, whether it’s for event registrations or to purchase something like books or shirts, Breeze forms are the way to go!

You can gather needed information like shirt sizes, number of tickets needed and/or meal selection, and then collect and process payment directly from the form.


Also, forms can be shared with people that aren’t currently in your database.

So, essentially, forms can be used to gather information and payment from anyone!

Sharing Your Form

Breeze forms can be easily shared. Each form has a unique url, which you can even customize.

You can then share the link through email or text message to whomever you’d like. 

In addition, you can embed a form directly on your website!

This is a great option if you want to create a webpage for an event or need to collect information directly from your website.

Wrap Up

We hope these tips have been helpful as you dream up all the ways you can use Breeze forms in your church.

If you have other ways you’ve been using forms we’d love to hear them! Please share them in the comments below.


Nate Roemer
Nate has been a Support Advisor with Breeze since January 2020. In addition to working for Breeze, Nate is a full-time Pastor at The Hills church is rural Kentucky. He is happily married with three children, and has an amazing sneaker collection!

 

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