How-To Helps & Easy Move-In Checklist

How can you move into FV and start enjoying the site? Follow these easy steps.
If you need more help, see the Move-In Guides and Video Tutorials below.

Getting Started

Register

Complete the registration process for a free Member account by clicking the Register link at the top of the home page. Free registration enables you to enjoy
a social media profile, create groups, make comments, create and share content and more.

Set-up Your Member Loft

Personalize your Loft using the Manage My Loft button. Upload a profile picture, compose an author profile, set privacy settings and manage your blog.

Set-up Your Message Center

Click the Messages link at top of the homepage to familiarize yourself
with tools for Messages, Requests & Invites and Notifications. Set your Communication Preferences for Internal Messages and Email messages.

Grab Your Badges

As an established FaithVillager, there are a number of collectible Identity and Reward badges available that identify you as a local and help you promote your affiliation with FaithVillage on your own sites. Some badges are for sharing outside of FaithVillage while others serve as badges-of-honor in your Loft. Learn more about what each badge signifies or grab the image or code to connect your site.

Meet your Neighbors

Once your Loft is set-up you can start connecting with other members, groups and organizations. Just click the Add Friend, Join Group or Join Org button beneath the profile picture. You can find neighbors using the global search bar at top and then use the Filter By tab to sort results. Directory links for Members, Groups and Orgs can be found on the Social landing page at www.faithvillage.com/lofts. Explore buildings for featured members, groups and orgs who share your interests and passions.

Explore the Village

With over 20 buildings open during beta, there’s a lot to experience. Find your favorite subject area buildings through the navigator or Places page, then join their corresponding groups for more conversation and notices of new content. If you don’t know where to start, click the Browse link to see the latest content from a variety of categories.

Create Content

Members can create or network a blog into the site via RSS feed. You can create video from raw video in .mov or m4v format or link to a YouTube or Vimeo video. You can also create audio content in .wav, .mp3 and several other file formats. Create unique content, then share with your network.

Share the Village

Invite friends to move in to FV with you using the Invite Friends tool in your Member Loft. Start a Group Loft for your offline small group or any interest, then invite the members by email or by internal message if they have already moved in. Share articles, videos, podcasts and blogs using the share tools available with every piece of content. Share by email, by social media streams or internally to members, groups and orgs.

Help Us, Help You, Help Others Help Us Help You

The Help Desk, accessible by the persistent blue tab on the right side of every page, provides a place to ask questions, review user tips from prior questions, and offer ideas for enhancements and site reviews. Together we will build an awesome site.

                                    Tutorial Videos

Member Registration

Tutorials >
Member Registration | Tutorial
3:29
This tutorial provides a demonstration of how to register as a site member, provide email confirmati…

Member Video

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How to Upload Video for Site Members | Tutorial
7:43
In this tutorial for site members, you'll learn how to upload original video to FaithVillage as well…

Discovering Content

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How to Discover Content | Tutorial
6:35
How can you find content that interests you in FaithVillage? In this tutorial video, you'll learn ho…

Church Trial & Organization Creation

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Church Trial & Organization Creation | Tutorial
3:45
This video walks you through the simple process of requesting your free demo and trial of FaithVilla…

Custom Landing Page 1

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How to Customize Your Loft Landing Page, Part 1 | Tutorial
13:10
In this tutorial we walk you through an introduction to the Manage Organization tools that enable yo…

Create & Manage Articles

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How to Create Articles as a Church or Content Partner | Tutorial
15:58
In this tutorial video for church and content partners, you'll learn how to create and manage featur…

Primary Organization

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Designating a Primary Organization | Tutorial
4:46
This tutorial explains how members and groups can designate a primary organization inside FaithVilla…

Online Giving

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Online Giving Integration for Organizations with Qgiv | Tutorial
8:16
Through a partnership with Qgiv, churches can grow their annual giving by integrating online giving …

Manage Member Loft

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How to Manage Your Member Loft | Tutorial
15:14
In this tutorial video for site members, you'll get a tour of both the public view and edit loft vie…

Member Audio

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How to Upload Audio as a Site Member | Tutorial
7:05
In this tutorial video for site members, you'll learn how to upload audio files, such as podcasts or…

Sharing Content

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How to Share Content | Tutorial
6:06
FaithVillage makes sharing content quick and easy. In this tutorial video, you'll learn how to share…

Church Loft Tour

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Guided Tour of the Public View of a Church Loft | Tutorial
7:35
This tutorial provides a guided tour of the public view of The Heights Church Demo organization with…

Custom Landing Page 2

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How to Customize a Loft Landing Page, Part 2 | Tutorial
18:05
In this tutorial you will learn more aspects of customizing your Landing Page in an Organization Lof…

Create & Manage Audio

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How to Upload Audio as a Church or Content Partner | Tutorial
14:22
In this tutorial for church and content partners, you'll learn how to upload and manage audio files,…

Inviting Friends

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How To Invite Friends | Tutorial
6:36
How can you invite friends to FaithVillage? In this tutorial video, you'll learn how to invite frien…

Message Center

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How to Manage Messages, Requests, Notifications and Set Preferences  | Tutorial
10:57
In this video, site members will explore all the functions of the Message Center and learn how they …

Manage Blog Part 1

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How to Create and Manage a Blog (Part 1) | Tutorial
20:38
In Part 1 you'll learn how to manage all of the options available to create an original blog hosted …

File Sharing

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File Sharing for Groups & Organizations | Tutorial
6:59
This tutorial explains how file sharing works for FaithVillage organizations who are community or ch…

Manage Church Loft

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Guided Tour of a Church Loft in Manage Organization View | Tutorial
14:53
This tutorial provides a guided tour of a Church Loft in the Manage Organization view including a ba…

Create & Manage Groups

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How to Create & Manage FaithVillage Groups |Tutorial
15:28
Tips on creating and managing groups in the FaithVillage platform, including how to affiliate groups…

Create & Manage Video

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How to Upload Video as a Church or Content Partner | Tutorial
11:18
In this tutorial, churches and content partner organizations can learn how to use the Manage Content…

Prayer and Serve Walls

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The Prayer and Serve Walls | Tutorial
5:07
The Prayer and Serve walls provided a dedicated space in the organization loft to capture these vita…