Entry Point, Origin and Interest Point¶
- Entry Point
The Entry Point is the first place a guest either visits or enrolls in something. This information displays on the person’s record on the Profile > Entry tab. This information is valuable in evaluating which ministries are drawing people into your church.
Every Involvement has a setting for Entry Point. It is on the Settings > General tab. Set it by selecting one of the drop down options, such as Worship, Life Group, etc. You should always check the Entry Point when you create a new Involvement and change it if necessary. It will automatically have the same Entry Point as the Involvement you copied or were viewing when you created the new one.
- The Origin is how a person came to be in your database. This will be either due to an Enrollment, a Visit, a Contribution as a New Family Member, etc. The Origin is automatically set based on where/how the record is created. This also displays on the person’s record on the Profile > Entry tab.
- Interest Point
- The Interest Point is the answer to the question “How did you hear about us?” It is basically what interested the person into attending your church. This might be a Friend, Relative, or Newspaper Ad. This displays on the person’s record on the Profile > Entry tab.
Your church’s System Admin can add or remove items from the list of Entry Points, Origins, and Interest Points based on the needs of your church. These are all located in the Administration > Setup > Lookup Codes table.
To help you evaluate the ministries that are bringing people into your church, TouchPoint has Conditions in Search Builder for all three of these fields. For example, you could search for recent new members and review their Origin and Entry Point. You can add an Entry Point with the code APP to track new records added through the Mobile App.
Added Entry Point of APP, updated terminology of Involvement