What Is the Courtyard?
THE COURTYARD is an online, intra-church database and communication software designed just for the people of our church to communicate to our teams and leaders, stay connected to one another throughout the week, and coordinate teams, schedules and events. It is our church directory and a tool for everyone in our church community to use as we’re living life together.
Through THE COURTYARD, you have a direct line of communication to our staff and elders, your service teams and community groups, and everyone who is a part of Vail Christian Church. It is more and more becoming the primary line of communication for events, retreats, teams, community groups and all sorts of general communication from our staff. Through THE COURTYARD you can give offerings safely and securely, you can submit prayer requests for our staff, elders or whole church to pray for, and register for events and classes.
Who Should Be On The Courtyard?
Courtyard profiles are set up for every person at Vail Christian Church. If you check-in your children to our children’s services or register for any classes or events online, you probably already have an account set up for you. You can manage your own profile if you are 13 years of age or older. Children ages 12 and under are not permitted to manage their own Courtyard Profiles for security reasons. However, their profile is still in the Courtyard attached to their parent’s family profile and parents can manage their children’s profile for them.
Spouses cannot share one Courtyard profile. Sharing a profile would defeat the purpose of the Courtyard as a communication tool. It’s designed to put each person into the right groups so that everyone can be communicated with in the most direct way. In other words, husbands, please set up your own Courtyard account!
STEP ONE – Create Your Account:
Click the link above to “Create Your Courtyard Account”. Then fill in your name, email address and phone number. Shortly, you will receive an email confirming your Courtyard account and giving you a temporary login and password.
STEP TWO – Set Up Your Profile:
Login to your Courtyard account and then click on your name on the right side of the screen. This is your profile page. On the right side of the screen under “Actions”, click “Edit Profile” and input your information. Include good contact information and your birthday and anniversary date. Click “Save” at the bottom to save it.
STEP THREE – Join Your Groups:
Every Community Group, Service Team and Interest Group at Vail Christian Church has a Courtyard Group attached to it. To find your groups, click “Groups” at the top of the screen. Type in the name of your group and hit enter. From this group page you can use the “Actions” column on the right to request to join the group, send a message to the leader of the group, or sign up for upcoming group events.
If you have questions about the Courtyard, how to best utilize it, or how to get signed up, please contact Meghan James, or click the “Contact Us” link at the top of the Courtyard page. We will be happy to assist you so that you can get the most out of this powerful online tool.