Small Group Semesters

Did you know that each Small Group and Small Group Member can (and should) be associated with a Semester?

What are semesters?

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Why do we do semesters? Semester Groups Vision Doc

When a group is added to Rock, it is important (and required) to be given a semester designation. This allows our team to run reports based on semester groups. For example, we can run a report to see how many groups are ACTIVELY meeting this semester.  It is also important that when you have a group meeting over multiple semester, you do not remove old semester designations.  For example; lets say that a group was meeting Summer 2019.  If that group is ALSO meeting this semester you would ADD the designation of Fall 2019. Note: DO NOT delete the Summer 2019 designation.  This will allow us to track the number of semesters a group has met.

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ProPresenter Remote

There is nothing more annoying than needing to run slides while simultaneously facilitating, but the computer is located in the back of the room. However, there is good news! ProPresenter Remote is the solution for you! Continue reading to see how this app can help make life easier.

ProPresenter Remote is an app that you can find on a select number of iPads that allows you the ability to control your presentation right from the iPad. You can select slides, videos, etc. from right where you are. This technology allows you the ability to not have to worry about how to execute the presentation, so you can instead focus all of your energy on facilitating.

ProPresenter Remote should already be set up, but if its not, it only takes a minute to get it up and running


On the Computer:

  1. Open up ProPresenter Preferences
  2. Select Network along the top
  3. Check the ‘Enable Network’ box
  4. Check the ‘Enable ProPresenter Remote’ box
  5. Check the ‘Controller’ Box
  6. Set a password

On the iPad:

  1. Open the ProPresenter Remote App
  2. Select the computer you are connecting to (Computer name will follow the structure: Campus Initials-Ministry-iMac-Device Number)
  3. When prompted for a password, enter the password you entered on the iMac
  4. It’ll ask you if you want to save the connection, you can click yes
  5. Thats it!  You’re ready to go!

 

For additional support on how to set up the iPad & iMac click Here


If/once the iPad is all set up:

Open the ProPresenter Remote app. Here you should see all playlists just as you would on the computer (ie. GrowthTrack Week 1-4, Middle School Weekend, etc.). Simply click the playlist you would like to play slides from. Once that’s done, selecting a slide will cause ProPresenter to switch to that slide immediately.

 

For additional support on how to switch playlists from the iPad click Here

 

Hopefully this helps you take advantage of the the technology we have and makes facilitating less of a hassle!