Main Fellowship Involvements

Main Fellowship

A Main Fellowship type of Involvement should be the Involvement that will function as the group in which its members will receive their main shepherding or fellowship. In many churches, the Main Fellowship Involvements will be Sunday School classes. For other churches, it will be Community Groups or Small Groups that meet in homes throughout the week.

Main Fellowship Involvements are normally all the same type of Involvement - such as Sunday School; Small Groups; etc. A person’s Main Fellowship Leader will display wherever you see a list of people: People > Find, Tags, Search Builder. The Main Fellowship Leader will also display in some Excel exports as well. We display that name because that is the person responsible for shepherding that individual.

A person should normally be enrolled in only one Main Fellowship Involvement.

Grade and Main Fellowship
When a person is enrolled in a class, the grade for that Main Fellowship Involvement might be placed on the person’s people record, if a grade doesn’t currently exist. The same could be true when a child is promoted to another class. Note: this grade will not replace an existing grade on the person’s record. Grade functions this way only for Main Fellowship Involvements.

See also

Grade Field

Set Main Fellowship Flag for an Involvement

Decide which Involvements are to be the Main Fellowship Involvements for your church before setting the flag on any Involvements.

Step 1
Go to the Settings > General tab of the specific Involvement and click the Edit button.
Step 2
Check the box beside Main Fellowship and click the blue Save button.


Your System Admin can set this flag (and make other changes) for a group of Involvements using a batch process. Filter for the Involvements, select the Excel Export > Export Involvements and make the changes in the spreadsheet and save it. The Admin can then import the spreadsheet to make the changes.

Use Case for Multiple Main Fellowship Enrollments

Any adult who is teaching in one class (such as a children’s class), but wants to stay associated with an adult class should be enrolled in both of those Main Fellowship classes. Make sure that that their Member Types are set correctly. They should be a Teacher (or some other type of Leader) in the Children’s class and have a Member Type of In-Service in the other class.

Search Builder and Main Fellowship

TouchPoint has a Condition in Search Builder to help you find those in a Main Fellowship Class (or not - depending on your Search). The Condition is named In Main Fellowship.

Attendance and Main Fellowship

TouchPoint has an Excel export that provides attendance information about a person’s Main Fellowship Class. The export is found on the Blue Toolbar > Cloud Icon > Other Exports > Attendance Main Fellowship, and can be generated for any Tag, Involvement, or search results.

Multiple Main Fellowship Enrollments

The TouchPoint system was designed with the idea that people will be enrolled in only one Main Fellowship class. Reports like the Attendance (Main Fellowship) export, mentioned in the preceding section, may give unexpected results if the person is enrolled in more than one Main Fellowship Involvement. The attendance will be for only one of the Main Fellowship classes - in most cases the latest they have enrolled in.

To find people who are enrolled in more than one Main Fellowship class, you can use the report Has Multiple Main Fellowships. For information about this report and how to include it on your database, see Has Multiple Main Fellowships.

Latest Update 6/21/2022

Update terminology for Involvements