Vineyard Boise Connect Help & Tutorials

Use the links below to find the specific answer to your questions.

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Welcome to our online church community, Vineyard Boise Connect! We have provided this tool to help you get better connected with our church. You’ll be able to update your profile’s information, get connected with others in the online community, find groups you are involved in or would like to get involved in and lastly, you will know how you can get support from the Vineyard Boise leadership.

After requesting a login or being assigned one, you will receive an email containing your login information. Use the link in the email to access your online community.

NOTE: Bookmark the login page and save your login information so you can quickly access the online community in the future.

Once you log into the online community, you will land on your personal homepage. This page contains information specific to you, including:

  1. A welcome message from Vineyard Boise
  2. You will have a series of tabs you can navigate through: Welcome, Recent Activity, Messages and Forms

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  1. Your personal settings dropdown under your name
  2. At the top of the page, you have three icons: the alert bell, calendar and system-settings

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  1. Finally, you will see a list of the groups you are part of and a menu list

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Click the Profile link under your name in the header bar to view information in your profile. The menu listed under your name is available from any page.


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When you click this link you will be directed to your individual profile page.


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Contact Info

Your phone number(s), email, campus affiliation (if applicable), and address will be located here. Only you and appropriate church leadership will see your email address unless you choose to reveal it to others via your settings. All others will see a generic Send an email link instead, which allows them to email you without ever seeing your email address.

Profile Tabs

You can view your recent activity, family information, personal information, involvement, financial history (if enabled), and serving availability from the tabs on your profile.

Actions Menu

This is where you can edit your profile. Some areas to edit to get you started on the right track is to 1) adjust your availability to serve, 2) set your communication preferences and 3) adjust your privacy settings. Other areas you can edit are your username and password and your entire family’s contact information.

To view a profile for another person in our online community, first click the People link in the left menu bar. You will only be able to see listed profiles. If you do not see a People link, it means you have limited access to the community and will not be able to view any other profiles besides yours and your family members’.

After clicking People, begin typing a name in the search box. You may type first name, last name, or a combination of both. As you type, the system will automatically narrow your results and generate a list of people who meet your criteria. Click the name of a person to access their profile.
On the Info tab, you will be able to see the information the individual has chosen to share with the online community. Anything not shared will be blank or show the message ‘not enough privileges to view’, meaning administrative rights are required to view the information. Because the tabs in profiles are sticky, any profile you access will open to the same tab you were on previously.

NOTE: Adding an individual to your friends list will allow that person to view information in your profile with privacy settings of friends only or friends and my groups members. In addition, it will give you easy access to friends’ profiles if you wish to email them or view a phone number. This is a one-way add and does not require approval from the other person.

Groups are the backbone of our online community. Events, volunteer opportunities, message boards, and most emails all start through groups. You will see the groups you currently belong to on your personal homepage or by clicking the Groups link in the sidebar.


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  • To find other groups, click …or discover a new group. You may also click the Search magnifying glass icon on the top right corner of the page. This will pull up a window where you can set your search criteria.
  • In the Actions menu, you are able to join Open to all groups and request to join groups that require approval.
  • Once you are a member of a group, you may also have additional privileges based on the group settings, such as viewing other participants’ information, signing up for an event, sending a group message, commenting on messages, creating needs, and uploading files.