Teams let church groups on Faithlife organize ministries and distribute permissions. When your team type focuses on ministry to a particular segment of your church, your team will display a list of Constituents from your People Records. View a full list of teams that benefit from a Constituents Report.
Constituents are people in your church database likely to benefit from the ministry of your team members. The list can be filtered and adjusted to fit your needs and allow you to communicate and care for those who can benefit from your ministry.
For instance, you may have a Women’s Ministry team focused on caring for the women at your church. The Constituent report shows all people in your database who are adult women so you can quickly communicate with them about events, encourage their participation, or print physical documents like labels, lists, and more.
Team members, Constituents, and Prospects help you organize your ministry to your team:
- Team Members: Assign those who will organize and run your ministry. Learn more.
- Constituents: A report showing people in your church database likely to benefit from your team’s ministry.
- Prospects: A report showing people in your church database with insufficient details on their records. Learn more.
Note: To get the most out of the Constituents tool, your church will need a Faithlife Equip subscription.
1. Open Your Team.
To locate your team’s Constituents, go to Faithlife.com, sign in, and select your team in the left-hand sidebar.
Note: You can also find your team by navigating to your main church group and selecting your team in the Teams panel.
2. Open the Constituents tab.
Select Constituents in the Admin panel of your team.
Note: You must be an Admin or Moderator of your team to view the Admin panel.
3. Filter, Add or Remove Constituents.
For teams that minister to a subset of your church (e.g., Women’s Ministry, Children’s Ministry, etc.), Faithlife applies a preselected filter to your People Records who are most likely to benefit from the team members’ ministry (i.e., these are the constituents your team members will most likely serve).
While you cannot edit the filter, Admins or Moderators of your team can individually add or remove people from the Constituents list. To add or remove people from the list, add a name in the respective input field, select any name(s) from the dropdown, and choose Done. You may need to refresh the page first to see the additional names added to your list.
Note: The Prospects report holds names of everyone in your church database that needs more info added to their Person Record (e.g., records with no gender or age). As you make changes to the records in the Prospects report, they will show in your Constituents report if they meet the default criteria. Learn more about the Prospects report.
Additionally, you can bulk remove people from the default list by checking any rows, selecting Actions, and choosing Remove from report.
To remove a person you manually added, select the delete icon × next to the person’s name in the + Plus these people input field. Any changes you make will update for every Admin and Moderator of your team.
Note: Because Teams are secret (i.e., invisible to those who are not members), Constituents will not know a team exists or that you’re carefully considering your care for each person who can benefit from the team’s ministry.
4. Using the Constituent Report
As you refine your list of constituents, you can use the list to create communications (i.e., emails/texts) or exportables (i.e., printable lists, labels, etc.).
Note: You must be an Admin or Moderator of your team and an Admin or Moderator of your main church group to use either of these tools.
You can use your Constituents list to send communications, like emails or texts. You can send communications to the entire list or a subset of the list.
- Check any name(s). (To send a communication to everyone in the list, check the box above the table.)
- Click the Actions button.
- Choose Create Communication.
A new tab opens your main church group’s Communications tool pre-populated with your selection. Learn how to use the Communications tool.
You can use your Constituents list to create exportables, like name tags, labels, directories, and more. You can create exportables for the entire list or a subset of the list.
- Check any name(s). (To create an exportable including everyone in the list, check the box above the table.)
- Click the Actions button.
- Choose Create Exportable.
A new tab opens your main church group’s Exportables tool pre-populated with your selection. From here, you can quickly print or export content for use in mailings, meetings, or other physical communications. Learn how to use the Exportables tool.