Each ministry on your website is like a site-within-a-site. They have their own items (Content, News, Events, Blogs, etc) ad each can have their own look by having specific headers and ads added to them. Each ministry can "contribute" it's News and Events to the overall site.
The Parent-Child Relationship
Each Ministry can have a "child" or a sub-ministry. For example:
- Adult Ministry
- Men's Ministry
- Women's Ministry
Both parent and child News and Event items can be shared. Based on the above Ministry structure, a News item that has been added to the Men's Ministry can be shared on the Adult Ministries page as well as in the Site News feed. Conversly, a News item created in the Adult Ministry can not be shared with the Men's Ministry.
The Ministry Homepage
- Header - If you add a Header to a Ministry, it will take the place of a Site Wide header that appears everywhere else.
- Description - Add a brief description describing the Ministry. It is not content that you will change very often.
- News - Shows all published News articles which belong to the ministry. These articles are shown sorted by the Importance and Post Date in descending order.
- Events - Lists all published Event Items which have not reached their end date. Events which do not start for 120 days or more will not be shown. Events starting earliest are shown first.
- Staff Members - Shows all staff members associated with the Ministry. Clicking the name brings the website user to the staff member's profile.
- Ministry Links - If enabled, links to items which belong to the ministry will appear. Links that you can not enable like Blogs and Newsletters will be displayed when your first Blog or Newsletter Entry exist.
- Ads - If you add an Add to a Ministry, it will take the place of a Site Wide Ad that appears everywhere else.