Updating Church Officers

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eAdventist makes it easy for a church clerk (or conference clerk) to update the list of officers for your church (or conference). Keeping this information current helps both the church and conference. To get started, find your church (or conference) using “search” under the “Organizations” menu. It should look like this:

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Add a new office

You want to add the new “Pastor”. Since there is no current pastor listed, you will click the “New office” button. Now you can select “Pastor” from the “Office title” list. Add an optional “Custom title” if your pastor will have some local variation on the standard title — “Family Pastor”.

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Click the “Select Person” link and use the “Select Person” screen to choose your new pastor’s name. You will be selecting from people who belong to your church (or conference). If you cannot find your pastor’s name, check with your conference clerk (conference clerks can check with the eAdventist team). You also choose whether officer mail/email should use the officer’s home address or the church’s address.

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Change an officer

To select a new Head Deaconess, click on the “Deaconess – Head” link (in the “Title” column). On the “Edit Officer” page, click the “select person” link to choose the new officer.

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Keep an officer

When the “Change date” is more than 4 months ago, you will see a “renew” link. If your Head Deaconess will continue to serve in that position, click the “renew” link to freshen the “Change date”.

Officer is finishing, no current replacement

If the Pathfinder Director is finished his tour of duty and a replacement has not been selected yet, click the “delete” link. This will remove both the “officer” and “office”. Since there is no “undo” for this, eAdventist will ask if you are sure before actually deleting.

And, finally…

It’s always a good idea to verify that your officers’ addresses, phone numbers and email addresses are current while you’re updating this list. That’s it.

Getting IE to trust eAdventist

Internet Explorer’s unique approach to browser security can prevent eAdventist from functioning correctly — usually the first time you use eAdventist or after a software update. If this describes your situation, you likely need to add eAdventist to IE’s list of “Trusted Sites”. Fortunately, you only need to make this change in 3 different places (thank you Microsoft)!

Click on the “gear” icon in the top, right corner of IE and choose “Internet options”.

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On the “Security” tab, click the “Trusted sites” icon, then the “Sites” button and add both https://www.eadventist.net and https://demo.eadventist.net (that’s 1).

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Next, click on the “Privacy” tab, then click the “Sites” button and add both eAdventist sites again (that’s 2). Finally, click the “Settings” button (in the Pop-up Blocker section of the Privacy tab) and add both eAdventist sites (and that’s 3). Now IE will allow eAdventist use things like Javascript and cookies that it needs to function correctly.

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At this point, you might be ready to try Firefox or Chrome (our personal favorite). However, eAdventist will work equally well in IE once you’ve established the necessary level of trust.