Q: What is Elvanto?
A: Our ministry scheduler. We use it to keep track of leadership roles on Sunday, like ushers, greeters, communion servers, etc. It also doubles as our address book; where we keep your contact info.
Q: How do you pronounce it?
A: Elle - Vaughn - Toe
Q: Do I need it to participate in worship?
A: We strongly encourage you to use it. If we send out a notice to all ushers for our upcoming Sunday service and you're an usher, you'll miss an important message. You also won't be able to accept or decline scheduling; if we put your down as an usher for Sunday and you can't make it, we have no way of knowing you can or cannot be there without calling or emailing you.
Q: How do I use it?
A: Ask Manager Mike (895-3754) for login info and he'll send you a prompt to create a username and password. Once you're logged in, you'll be able to "accept" or "decline" to be scheduled for worship roles, select which roles you want to participate in, and to enter when you're available/unavailable to serve.
Q: Do I have to be a member to use it?
A: Nope! Lots of our Elvanto users aren't fully-fledged members.
Q: I want to use Elvanto like everyone else but it's overwhelming and I don't know what I'm doing.
A: The staff have all been there, and we'll walk you through it. Give us a call and we'll start from the beginning with no pressure!
Are you logged in? Cool! Here's what to do next. Go to your Member Profile by scrolling to the bottom of the page, and select the 9:30 AM “Service Type.” Under Departments, click “ADD” and select the ministries in which you would like to serve. (Selections will be highlighted GREEN if you were successful.) Hit SAVE! If you forgot your username or password, click “Forgot?” and enter your email. A link will be sent to your email. Click it, and it will take you to Elvanto where you can enter a new username or password. Profiles must be edited in browser. The app (which can be downloaded for free on the app store) is optional and lets you accept or decline worship team roles, but those can be accepted/declined on the browser as well. To sign onto the optional app, our domain name is faithlutheranchico.elvanto.net and a screen will pop up where you can enter your username and password. Spouses and family members cannot use the same email, or Elvanto will think you're the same person and try to schedule you both at the same time!