What's New

16 November 2020


21 October 2020

  • Volunteer Rostering. Improved view of roster calendar by removing constraints on column width and display of long names

28 September 2020

  • Event Module. Created Event Admin Role with similar access as Course Admin

16 September 2020

  • Follow-Up Module. Added new state "Called". The standard flow is now Unassigned -> Assigned -> Called -> Assimilated.
  • Volunteer Rostering Module (New). Enables admin to create rosters of volunteers for weekly or ad hoc services
    • Allows adding of volunteer roles needed for each service.
    • Allows defining how many volunteers are needed per role.
    • One-click auto assignment of volunteers to roles based on predefined algorithm.
    • One-click notification of all volunteers for an event.
    • Volunteers given option to accept or reject assignments.
    • Allows admin to override assignments.
    • Auto send reminders to volunteers 2 days before event.

2 September 2020

  • Resource Sharing Module
    • Add Ministry as a constraint, to control which Ministries are allowed access to the resource.
    • For each shared resource, show who has accessed it and when.
  • Events Module. As a logged in user, you can now register for a event or view your event history through the menu option "My Events"
    • The option My Events > New Event Registration brings you to the event registration page with all the fields pre-filled (name, mobile, email, church).
    • The option Me Events > My Event History displays a list of events you have registered for and your attendance rate.
  • Updated course / event registration success message so that it indicates confirmation email has been sent if registrant matches an existing member in the database.

18 August 2020

  • Follow-Up Module (New).  Allows service or event visitors to be tracked in Sojourner for follow-up
    • Admin assigns to a CG leader for follow-up, with deadlines, email notifications and email reminders
    • Standard flow is Unassigned -> Assigned -> Completed
    • Follow-up dashboard provides overview of different status for visitors: Unassigned, Assigned, Requested to Reassign, Requested to Drop, Dropped, Assimilated
  • Pastoral Care Case Management (New). Provides case management features for Pastoral Care team 
    • Admin or Pastoral Care team creates cases for affected members
    • Ability to add Visits and Notes against the case.
    • Dashboard provides overview of different status for cases: Not Visited, Visited, Follow-up Required, Closed
    • Member's P-file record will include his/her pastoral care cases

29 July 2020

  • Church Calendar (New)
    • Show's all course sessions, events and recurrent services created in Sojourner.
    • Supports monthly and weekly view.
  • CE and Events Module. Supports pre-requisite
    • by membership types
    • by roles / role type
    • by ministry spaces
    • by courses attended
  • Role type. Allow administrator to set the role type of each role e.g. Leader, Admin, Participant
  • Resource Sharing Module (New). Allows administrator to upload managed resources (files or links), with the following controls:
    • Membership types
    • Roles or role types
    • Resource status
    • Availability date range

8 July 2020

  • Events Module (New)
    • New module which allows the church to create events for online registration.
    • Supports attendance taking like course module.
    • Supports per-event survey questionnaire.
  • Cell Attendance History Report. When viewing the cell attendance history of a cell group, the date range can be set to see data which falls within the range. Previously, after viewing the attendance history of one cell, the selection of another cell for viewing will cause the date range to be reset to the default value of the most recent one month. Now, the date range setting is remembered as the user selects different cells.
  • CE/Events Module
    • Updated tooltip for Registration button to Register participants as an administrator.
    • In public registration page, if there's more than one course available, set default to "Select one" instead of selecting the first available course.
    • If course's unique registration link is clicked, and today is outside the application date period, show the message "Course is not open for registration yet".
    • For course listing page, highlight in green application date field which matches today.
  • Self attendance taking for online events. How it works:
    • With one click, admin sends an email to attendees with a self-attendance link.
      • Link can only be accessible on the day of event.
    • On the day of event, admin retrieve a 5-character event code.
    • Attendees opens the self-attendance link and enter the 5 character event code to take own attendance.
  • Children Ministry. Reorder menu items.

24 June 2020

  • Mobile Access.  When viewing any Service or Ministry Tree on a mobile device, the user interface now provides a slider drawer which allows you to view the full tree before you select a space. The drawer auto hides to reveal the details of the selected space. To select another space, just touch the drawer handle to slide it open.

  • Communications Module
    • At the first step when selecting roles, a new filter is provided which allows you to specify the sending mode:
      • Send Either, which sends emails to those members with emails and sends SMS to those without email but has mobile number.
      • Send Email Only, which sends emails to members with emails.
      • Send SMS Only, which sends SMS to members with mobile numbers.
    • On Email/SMS Editor page, the system now shows the number of recipient at the Email section header and SMS section header, to give an indication of how many messages will be sent.
    • On user selection page, an export button is provided to export the list of users who are uncontactable i.e. those with neither email nor mobile numbers.
    • Allow the sender email to be a pre-configured admin email. For each email sent, the system defaults the sender email to a pre-determined admin email.
    • Allow the To email field to be replaced. By default the To field is set to the user email. It can be replaced with another email. If left empty, To will default to the pre-configured admin email.
    • Service space has been added to the navigation tree so that you can select from any ministry or service space to determine your target audience

  • Directory. The search output now shows the last login time of each user.

10 June 2020

  • Members' Report. The report now occupies the entire width of the screen, thus displays more information.

  • Communications Module. At the first screen when selecting roles, you can now use the Membership filter to select only those who belong to the selected membership type(s).

  • CE Module
    • In the course listing page, you can now use "Copy Registration Link" button of each course to copy its specific registration link to the clipboard. This is a convenience feature so that you can embed this link in your external web site, if required, and when the user clicks on this link the specific course will be pre-selected in the registration page.
    • As a logged in user, you can now register for a course or view your course history through the menu option "My Courses"
      • The option My Courses > New Course Registration brings you to the course registration page with all the fields pre-filled (name, mobile, email, church) except for the course to register for.
      • The option My Courses > My Course History displays a list of courses you have registered for and your attendance rate for those courses.

6 May 2020

  • CE Module.
    • Improved course management page with pop-up help text for each action button.
    • Attendance taking by scanning is improved to display an indicator when an attendee is a walk-in participant instead of a registered participant.
    • Attendance report is improved to
      • Show lesson date in the Lesson column header.
      • Indicate attendance with "Present" instead of lesson date.
      • Indicate absence with "Absent" in red instead of a dash.

  • Members' Report. The latest supported import spreadsheet template is available for download on the member import page.

24 March 2020

  • Members' Report. The column Phone will now display the preferred number if the user has indicated a number as preferred. Otherwise it will show the latest updated contact number regardless of whether it's mobile, home or office numbers. 

28 January 2020

  • Communications Module. Only applicable roles to a selected space will be shown for selection, while previously it shows up all roles that are declared in the parent spaces.

  • CE Module. You can now take attendance directly against a course from the course listing page instead of first searching for a course session by date.

4 December 2019

  • AGM
    • The system now allows more than one AGM and EOGM per year.
    • It now supports the notion of population by congregation. For instance if you have a Chinese Service space, you can now organise an AGM that only accepts church members from this service as official attendees for a Chinese Service AGM.

  • Members' Report.
    • Export button on Members Report page now allows export only by those roles with the permission to export.
    • The import spreadsheet now includes a Enable Login column. By default, the value is "No" if not specified. If value supplied is "Yes", the system will send an account activation email to the member which will guide member to define his password to complete his/her account creation.
    • The import spreadsheet now accepts Partial ID instead of Partial NRIC. This is so that the admin can input any partial ID based on NRIC, passport or other identification  applicable to the member being imported.

21 November 2019

  • Cell Attendance. When a Cell Leader or Cell Admin is taking cell group attendance, the system will automatically select the cell group if the user only has one cell assigned to him/her. Only when there's more than one cell assigned will the user be required to select which cell group to take attendance for.