Forms

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Admins of your church group can create and manage forms from your church group’s Admin panel. Responses stay with your Faithlife group so you can keep all your church information together in a unified place.

Forms are easy to create and customize. Drag and drop fields to fit your needs and customize each question to gather exactly what you need. When you create your digital form, Faithlife auto-generates a hard-copy form for you, which you can print with a click.

 

Create a Form

Admins of your church group can create and manage forms from your church group’s Admin panel.

 

1. Navigate to Forms

Go to Faithlife.com and select your church group in the left-hand sidebar. When viewing your group, scroll down to the Admin panel on the left and click Forms.

 

2. Add a form.

Click Add form at the top of the page to create a form from scratch.

 

3. Customize your form.

When you create a form, you’re brought to the Form Builder. It allows you to customize any form to fit your needs and displays options in four sections.

 

Settings

In the top section, provide a title, set the form status to Published or Draft, add a description, and create a confirmation message users will see when they've filled out the form. You can also share forms you create with the Faithlife community to allow other people in Faithlife to save a copy to use in their group.

 

Sharing

When you create any form, Faithlife generates a unique share link along with a short URL that condenses the full link. Copy a link to share it with anyone online (click ). If necessary, you can reset the link for your form by clicking Reset.

Note: Keep in mind, any current link to the form will no longer work if you reset the link.

Form Builder

As you build out your digital form, Faithlife automatically generates a printable version of the form for those who would prefer to fill out a paper version of your form.

To add a new section to your form, select it on the left. The section will add to your form preview on the right.

Note: Learn more about the types of data you can gather in forms on Faithlife.

Select any form element to customize its Field Settings on the left. Options include placeholder text, requiring the field, showing the field on digital and/or print versions of your form, adjusting field width, and more.

Note: Fields like Name and Phone contain additional options in expandable sections on the right (click the arrow ).

To rearrange the order or positioning of any field, click and drag the form on the right.

 

Activity

The final section shows any changes that have been made to the form since its creation.

 

Share a Form

You can share your form by printing it or by distributing the link in the Sharing section. To print the form, expand the more options menuand click Print.

 

To share a link to your digital form, copy the link under Sharing (shown above) and share it on your website, in a newsletter, in your Faithlife church group sidebar, or anywhere else online. However you share the link, anyone can open it to complete and submit the form.

 

View Form Responses

As people respond, you can view responses by clicking the blue View Responses button while viewing the form.

 

You can view the responses in three different ways: Summary, Grid, or Individual.

 

To delete any response, view it as an individual response and click the delete icon . To delete all responses, click the more options menuand click Delete all responses.

 

Embed a Form on Your Faithlife Site

If you're an Admin of your church group or a member of your group's website team, you can embed any of your custom forms on your Faithlife Site.

In the edit view on your Site:

  1. Select the page in the left sidebar where you want to add your form.
  2. Select the location you want your form to appear on the page and click the blue add icon to add a new widget.
  3. Scroll down until you find the Custom Form widget and click to select it.
  4. Click the arrow in the Form field to view all the forms your church group has created.
  5. Select the form you want to add.
  6. Click Save.
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