To create a church membership directory, request information from the congregants over a set period of church gatherings. With this information, create a database of member information, print a directory for the congregants to use and provide online information.
When gathering membership information, ask for names and numbers of family members who attend the church, along with their contact information. This gives all members the chance to connect with each other and to collaborate on church and community projects. The creation of a formal database helps keep this information secure and organized before it has been transferred into a permanent format, in print or online.
After printing the directory once, make sure to have it proofread by more than one person before printing directories for all the members of the congregation. An online directory is also a good idea for new members or for those who are otherwise unable to receive a print copy at the time of distribution.