MinistryPlatform User Group
MPUG 2019 - Optional Day of Training
We are excited to bring back the optional day of training!
Register and join us on Tuesday, May 7 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (check-in opens at 8:30 am!)
This day of training is an additional $129 per person and all attendees must register prior to the day of training. You must select your specific training class at the time of registration. Due to space limitations, there will be no ability to switch between classes during the event.
Money and Finance Track
Led by: Ken Emert
Description: Focused on best practice in using the BMT, finance reports and views, and how to handle soft credit and non-cash gifts.
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of how MinistryPlatform works
Goal: "I want to learn how to manage contributions better"
Intro to Reports
Led By: Kevin McCord
Description: Introduction to report writing: For those who are dedicated or self hosted, learn how to make, create and edit basic reports. SQL Server knowledge would be a prerequisite.
Prerequisites: Basic SQL knowledge, access to your MinistryPlatform SQL server "I can go to system setup and make basic changes to our views or other pages, "I can create a basic view and do some basic SQL edits, like find the date and update the date range."(dedicated cloud and self hosted customers only)
Goal: "I want to learn how to adjust a simple report"
Extending the Platform
Led By: Traci Vincent
Description: Understanding how to add fields, tables, and pages to your system
Prerequisites: Basic SQL knowledge, access to your MinistryPlatform SQL server. "I can go to system setup and make basic changes to our views or other pages, "I can create a basic view and do some basic SQL edits, like find the date and update the date range." (dedicated cloud and self hosted customers only)
Goal: "I want to know how to add a new field or table to MinistryPlatform"
Led By: Don Jewett
Description: Advanced views and filtered pages: Understanding the basics of SQL and applying that to custom views and filtered pages.
Prerequisites: Basic SQL knowledge "I can use the advanced view creator without issue and I can even flip over to the SQL view and make change like change the ID of a record the view is filtered on"
Goal: "I want to learn how to write a join or use advanced criteria like "TOP""
Intro to MP
Led By: Tifani Gordon
Description: Come learn the essentials to using MinistryPlatform. Navigation, creating records, communicating and understanding groups and events will all be covered.
Prerequisites: I have never logged into MinistryPlatform or I have never really worked in it.
Goal: "I want to know where to start"
MP Power Users
Led By: Ashley Morris
Description: Come and take your skills to the next level. Focused on searching and selecting tips and tricks and how to best utilize your views and reports to get your job done.
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of MinistryPlatform. "I can add a new person to the database and update my group"
Goal: "I have the essentials down and want to learn how to work at the next level"
MP SPOC Training
Led By: Trace Jackson and Melissa Reveles
Description: Come to this track if you want to step up your skills in managing your database. Learn some tips and tricks to gain a better understanding of MP as well as practical ways to encourage and train the users at your church.
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of MP and in a role that influences others.
Goal: "I have people around me that need to get on the MP train and I want to help them get there as I grow in my knowledge and experience"