Your profile is updated by YOU! Keep personal information up to date such as phone #’s, email addresses, home or mailing addresses, birthdays, anniversaries, communication preferences and any other significant events you choose to add. Your information is secure and protected based upon preferences and privacy settings you select.
Everything in our online community is based upon GROUPS. If you are in an i3 small group, an adult Cross Training class, the Children or Student ministries you are part of a group. Members in a group can message one another, view events, view schedules and sign up to serve. To join a group you must request to join or be added by a group leader.
As a member of CONNECT you have the option to give financially online. You can give a one-time gift or set-up a recurring gift schedule with your checking account. You can view your giving history or print your current giving statement.
In the online community you will eventually have the ability to communicate to church leaders when and where you want to serve. If you only want to serve on the third Sunday of each month during the 11:00 service then you can set those in your serving preferences.
All church events and group events are posted to the online community. You can search for upcoming church events on the church wide calendar or view upcoming events on your personalized profile calendar. You have the option of subscribing to either of these calendars and linking them to your favorite calendaring program. A list of public events are listed on our website.
Join Online Community
To join the online community you must request AND receive a username and password. To sign-up go to our website at www.nwcog.com click the CONNECT online Sign-Up button and fill in the necessary information. If your email address matches one in our database an activation email will be sent automatically. If the email address does not match an email will be sent to our staff to follow-up on your request. After receiving an activation email follow the instructions to activate your account. To access your account in the future go to our website and click on the CONNECT Login menu tab located on the right hand side and enter your username and password.
1) What are the benefits of joining CONNECT online?
Members have the ability to keep all personal information up to date to ensure communication channels remain open and reliable. Members can stay in the loop about upcoming events and interact with other group members. Members can search for serving opportunities, set their serving availability and give financially online.
2) How can I join the online community?
To join the online community you must request AND receive a username and password. To sign-up go to our website at www.nwcog.com and click the CONNECT online Sign-Up button and fill in the necessary information. If your email address matches one in our database an activation email will be sent automatically. If the email address does not match an email will be sent to our staff to follow-up on your request. After receiving an activation email follow the instructions to activate your account. To access your account in the future go to our website and click on the CONNECT Login menu tab located on the right hand side and enter your username and password.
3) How secure is my personal information?
All information is stored and backed up at a secured server regional site in Colorado Springs. Information is securely transmitted with a 256 bit AES encryption. In addition, each user can choose which information is shared in the online community by adjusting privacy settings and preferences.
4) What are the different types of communication preferences?
NWCOG can communicate through the postal service, email messages and text messages (Twext) providing the information is correct. A member must enter their mobile # and provider to benefit from text message communications.
5) How do I change my password, communication preferences or privacy settings?
After signing into CONNECT select the ‘Go to my profile’ link located on the right hand side of the page. In the ACTIONS column on right hand side of your profile page are several options for adjusting your personal settings.
6) What if I do not have internet access at home?
NWCOG will eventually set-up a public access station at the church so members can update their profile at the church. You could also use the public library or the good old fashion way of filling out a card or calling the church.
7) Is this similar to Facebook?
Yes and No. It is an online networking tool primarily used for communication between church leaders and group members rather than posting what you had for breakfast this morning.
8) Where can I find help with CONNECT?
Inside CONNECT there is a ‘Help’ link located in the upper right hand side of the page with a variety of topics to assist with understanding more about the online community.