How to Make Your Own Printed Church Member Directory

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How to Make Your Own Printed Church Member Directory
Create a chuch member directory so members will have quick access to fellow members' contact information. (pencil on notes image by Kovac from Fotolia.com)

Create and print a church member directory to enable members of the church to have a quick and easy way to find contact information for other church members. A directory can also be a great way to help new members find prayer partners or church officials when a need arises when the directory is made available in new member packets. The directory can be compiled and printed from a computer, reducing the cost for the church as well.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Word processing program
  • Staples or hole punch and three-ring binders

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Instructions

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    Type information collection sheets to be passed out to each member. Include information such as mailing address, e-mail address, home phone, cell phone, committees that the member is on and any other information you feel is important to include.

  2. 2

    Print the sheets and pass them out with a deadline for them to be returned by the members.

  3. 3

    Set a date for photos to be taken and post it in the church bulletin, or contact members to let them know, and arrange a time for their sitting.

  4. 4

    Take all the photos. Keep a list of the member and which number photo they were for easier labelling of the printed or digital photos.

  5. 5

    Develop the film and scan the photos onto the computer, or purchase the photos on disk from the developer. If the photos were digital, upload them to the computer.

  1. 1

    Plan the layout for the directory using the word processing program on the computer. A cover page, table of contents, committee pages, business directory, or index can be included if desired.

  2. 2

    Collect the member information sheets and notate the file name for the member's photo on the sheet.

  3. 3

    Sort them in the order they will be included in the directory. This can be alphabetical, by position in the church or both.

  4. 4

    Type the information into the word processing program. Run spellcheck. Once completed, load paper into the printer and print the directory. Assemble the directories.

  5. 5

    Bind each directory. This can be done with staples or by using a hole punch and inserting the pages into a binder.

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