Getting Started: Written Help

Creating your church's branded app through MinistryOne is quick and simple. With just a little configuring and preparation, you can publish your app to your congregants with ease. 


Setup and Module Resources


1. Create your project in your Giving Portal.

Log in to your Giving account, choose the General Settings gear from the header and then select the MinistryOne tile. 

If you do not see this as an option, check with an administrator to ensure that the MinistryOne permission is enabled for your manager account.

2. Configure your organization settings.

In the App Settings module, enter your church name, description and address. You can also upload your logo here.

3. Enable your modules.

There are five 'native' modules that house content in MinistryOne; Events, Sermons, Discover, Contact and Give. If you Integrate with our ChMS software, you can also enable Check-In and People (Directory). Go to Modules > Enable Modules to choose which areas you want to be active for your congregants. From this page, you can also choose your menu style and sort the order in which the modules appear.

4. Configure your content.

Now you are ready to begin adding and formatting content in MinistryOne. Many of the modules use Forms from your Forms Manager to populate content, so keep in mind that you may have to do some fine-tuning within Giving. 

NOTE: If your forms are not displaying, they may not be categorized correctly in Forms Manager. Go into the Forms Properties of the form you would like to use in MinistryOne and make sure Contact Forms are designated as Contact, Giving Forms are categorized as Donation Forms, etc.

For your Sermon module, you will need to connect to your Clover Site media or a number of other popular content hosting sites like YouTube and Vimeo.

5. Fine-tune your design.

With your content added, you can now tweak the look of your app. Go to the Design Module and choose between light and dark themes. You even have the option of changing the color of your text and links. As you make changes, the App Preview Pane will allow for a general view of what your app will look like for your users.

6. Preview your design.

Download the 'Admin by MinistryOne' preview app onto your mobile device from the app store. Then, log in with your giving manager account credentials to view the projects created. This will allow you to see exactly what your congregants will see when they download 'Church by MinistryOne'. 

7. Publish your app!

Once you have reviewed the app and made any necessary changes, you are ready to Publish! Go to your Status Module. If there are areas that need attention or correction before you publish, you will see those here. Once you have addressed these issues, you can publish your MinistryOne app!



A Guide to Success

MinistryOne is a part of your ministry toolbox to extend your reach, build your community, and encourage financial stewardship. First impressions are significant, so we’ve created these brief Implementation Resources to help your rollout be a success.


MinistryOne Success Resources


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