Text Messenger Feature Discontinued
Unfortunately, due to actions taken by the cellular networks to reduce spam via test messaging,
we will no longer be able to continue to use our SMS service provider to send text messages. We recommend using
the Emailer to send communications to your members in lieu of the Text Messenger. We apologize for the
Thursday 11.27.2022 at 8 PM MST
Server Maintenance: Site Down 50 to 60 minutes
We will be applying the latest Critical Windows Updates & security patches which will require our server
to be rebooted multiple times. This maintenance will be performed at 8 PM MST.
Enhanced Feature: Emailable Contribution Reports
There are two new report buttons on the Contributions tab. Email Annual Contribution Receipt and Email
Individual Contribution Sum. These buttons work the same way as their respective reports but instead of
generating a pdf document, an email is creating and sent to the household's email address.
Tip: Send one to yourself to see how it works and make sure you verify your contributor's email addresses.
Enhanced Feature: New Directory Report
This report will be the same at the Household Directory w/Phone but also include the cell and email
for every member of the household.
IMPORTANT Upcoming Change in January 2021
Text Messenger: Price Adjustment
We have offered the Text Messenger as a free feature within the Membership feature but have found it necessary
to begin passing on the cost of the service. This is how it will work: You will be charged $0.0075 per
160 character segment for each text message you send.
Example: a 100 character text sent to 200 members will cost $1.50.
We will only bill your account once a month for which you will receive an invoice and receipt.
We are displaying the current month's balance on the Text Messenger feature so you can see what your current
charges have accumulated to.
Enhanced Feature: Customizable Date Names
Now you can name each of the four dates in the membership to whatever you like. Log in and click the
Preferences link and then click the General Preferences tab. Modify the date names as desired and then
click the Save General Preferences button to save.
Fixed Emailer Issue
We removed the text formatting tool from the Emailer because it was causing the email message to be
New Feature: iOS Mobile Attendance
Are you using or would you like to use an Attendance application on your iPhone or iPad? Besides our
mobile friendly Mobile Attendance we also have an iOS Mobile Attendence application. Open the App Store on your
iPhone or iPad and search for CFS Live.
New Feature: iOS Guest Register
Are you using or would you like to use a Guest Register application at your welcome center? Besides our
mobile friendly Guest Register we also have an iOS Guest Register application. Open the App Store on your
iPad and search for CFS Live.
New Feature: Login Help
We have added the Forgot my Username or Password feature to the Member Access page. Please note that
if you use the same email address for multiple accounts that you will be prompted to select the
Feature Improvement: Text Messenger
We have switched our text messaging provider to a more reliable service. Please have your members
add the phone number 12196008865 to their contacts using your church name. If they reply
to the text they will get an automated message. In the future we hope to offer each church a number
that their members will be able to reply to.
New Feature: Fund Entry Search
Now you can search your fund entries by selecting the Search option in the Filter which defaults to
3 Months of Entries. While in search mode you can still use all of the Fund Account functionality to
edit and add transactions.
NEW GUEST FRIENDLY GUEST REGISTER
Log in to the new guest register at Guest Register.
The instruction are on the login page.
We have added the ability to display a banner instead of your church name at the top of the CFS Live site.
This will also be used on the NEW Guest Register that will be released soon.
There are two settings in the Preferences for this. One is to upload your logo and the second
is to set the background color. To update these settings please login and and click the Preferences
link at the top of the page. Select the General tab where you will find these settings on the left.
Welcome to the NEW CFS Live login page. We promised that we wouldn't change our
program just for the sake of change and we are holding to that. We are going to be adding some
mobile friendly features to CFS Live and this new login page will help us accommodate that. When you
log in today you will be greeted by the same program that you are used to seeing and
that will not change.