Editing a Church Page

Thank you for editing a church page!

First, don’t worry. You can’t break anything. Every change to the wiki is recorded, and can be undone if you mess something up.

  1. Make sure you are logged in. (Look in the upper-right.)
  2. Find the church page you want to edit using the search box on the left.
  3. Click the Edit link in the upper-right of the page.

The easiest fields to edit are the key/value pairs. You’ll recognize them because they occur in blocks, with a | at the start of each line, and the editable data on the other side of an =.

  • You can only have one line of content after the =.
  • It is okay to leave keys (the text to the left of the =) without values. They will be ignored.
  • Important: If you have multiple values for a key, duplicate the line. Do not separate them with commas. You can copy standard values from the bottom of this page.

Try to work within the existing page structure. Towards the bottom of the page is an area where you can add arbitrary content. You can put in extra headings and more content about your church. You can use any wiki formatting you’d like.

You’ll see lines with {{# Comments}} providing instructions.

Example Key/Value Block

{{{=
Church Info Contact
|address        = 123 Main Street
|address2       =
|city           = Anytown
|state          = WA
|postalCode     = 98225
|country        = United States
|phone          = (360) 555-1212
|email          = office@examplechurch.org
|website        = http://www.example.org
|faithlife      = https://example.faithlife.com/example-church
|facebook       = https://example.facebook.com/example.church.anytown
|twitter        =
|instagram      =
|vimeo          =
|youtube        =
|yelp           =
|wikipedia      =
}}}

Example Key/Value Block with Repeated Fields

{{{=
Church Info About
|denomination           = Non-denominational
|liturgicalTradition    =
|network                =
|attendance             = 250
|growthRate             = 5
|sundaySchoolAttendance =
|youthGroupAttendance   =
|vbsAttendance          =
|membership             = 200
|employees              = 2
|style                  = Casual
|dresscode              = As You Are
|music                  = Traditional
|music                  = Contemporary
|music                  = Choir
|yearFounded            = 2001
|language               = English
|ethnicity              =
|ministry               = Youth Group
|ministry               = Men’s Group
|ministry               = MOPS
|ministry               = Awana
|ministry               = Senior Adult Ministry
|facility               = Gymnasium
|facility               = Kitchen
|equipment              = Bus
|preferredBible         = ESV
}}}

Examples with Standardized Values

You can copy and paste lines from here into church pages.

  • Use these denomination names or denomination names from Wikipedia.
  • You may use a value not included here. You can optionally add it to the suggest list for standard values below.
|denomination = Evangelical Free Church of America
|denomination = any denomination
|network =
|membership = use a number
|attendance = use a number
|sundaySchoolAttendance = use a number
|vbsAttendance = use a number
|youthGroupAttendance = use a number
|growthRate = use a number 0-100
|employees = use a number
|ethnicity = Asian
|ethnicity = African-American
|ethnicity = Chinese
|ethnicity = Hispanic
|ethnicity = any ethnic group
|language = English
|language = Spanish
|language = any language in which services are offered
|ministry = Radio Broadcast Ministry
|ministry = Television Broadcast Ministry
|ministry = Live Streaming Online
|ministry = Cassette Ministry
|ministry = Children’s Ministry
|ministry = Deaf Ministry
|ministry = Drama Ministry
|ministry = Group Travel and Tours
|ministry = Men’s Ministry
|ministry = Mission Outreach
|ministry = Music Ministry
|ministry = Senior Adult Ministry
|ministry = Singles Ministry
|ministry = Small Group Ministry
|ministry = Awana
|ministry = Video Ministry
|ministry = Women’s Ministry
|ministry = Youth Ministry
|ministry = Choir
|ministry = Vacation Bible School
|ministry = Sunday School
|ministry = Food Pantry
|ministry = Community Meal
|ministry = Homeless Outreach
|ministry = Addiction
|ministry = Recovery
|ministry = Yoga
|ministry = Meditation
|ministry = Dance
|ministry = Social Justice
|ministry = Missions
|ministry = Nursery
|ministry = Counseling
|ministry = Weddings
|ministry = Funerals
|ministry = Preschool
|ministry = Daycare
|ministry = Kindergarten
|ministry = Elementary School
|ministry = Jr. High School
|ministry = High School
|ministry = MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
|facility = Bookstore
|facility = Giftshop
|facility = Computers
|facility = Counseling Center
|facility = Family Life Center
|facility = Kitchen
|facility = Library
|facility = School
|facility = Coffee Shop
|facility = Wedding Chapel
|facility = Baptismal
|facility = Men’s Shelter
|facility = Women’s Shelter
|facility = Gymnasium
|facility = Sports Fields
|equipment = Bus
|equipment = Van
|dresscode = As You Are
|dresscode = Casual
|dresscode = Nicer
|dresscode = Sunday Best
|liturgicalTradition = Coptic Rite
|liturgicalTradition = Book of Common Prayer
|liturgicalTradition = Roman Catholic
|liturgicalTradition = any liturgical tradition
|music = Hymns
|music = Traditional
|music = Indie
|music = Acoustic
|music = No Instruments
|music = Orchestra
|music = Handbell Choir
|music = Choir
|style = High Church
|style = Liturgical
|style = Casual
|style = Historic
|style = Neighborhood focused
|style = Multigenerational
|style = Young families
|style = Charismatic
|style = LGBT Affirming
|style = Conservative
|style = Progressive
|style = Liberal
|style = Traditional
|style = Down to Earth
|style = Formal
|style = Inclusive
|style = Downtown
|style = Creative
|style = Spirit-filled
|style = Female Pastor
|yearFounded = four-digit year
|preferredBible = KJV
|preferredBible = NIV
|preferredBible = NASB
|preferredBible = any Bible abbreviation

Suggested New Standard Values

Add your suggestions here. Common terminology will make searching easier.

|key = value
|ministry = Puppets


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