Locations are used to manage and differentiate between the different campuses of your church within Elvanto. Setting up locations is optional and only needed for accounts with multiple church locations.
As an administrator, you can assign individuals to locations to ensure that only related information is displayed for them upon login. For example, if a post was published and then assigned to the City Campus, an individual who was a part of the Country Campus would not see it in their Member Area.
Here is an example of how you can build locations.
Your locations can span into other time zones and countries if you’ve planted a church interstate or overseas.
Location filters go right through the entirety of the account, including screening for areas like Services, Groups and People.
It’s important to note that if a person is assigned to your Beach location, they can still access information from your City location. Users aren’t restricted unless location lockdowns have been set up in access permissions
One Location vs No Location
Locations are designed with physical campuses in mind. If your church only has only one physical location, this feature should be left unused.
Do I even need Locations?
We’re glad you asked! Churches with only one physical place or building where they hold services don’t need locations. If your church only has one building where they meet, you can skip this page. Locations is only useful if you actually have multiple locations where you hold services.
What are Locations for?
Locations are just like any other field. They’re useful for sorting people. You can use Locations to limit access permissions and to organize groups and structures. That way, your church’s Elvanto system will closely match up with your actual church.
Setting Up Locations
If your church meets in multiple locations, add these in.