Tags vs Committees
Tags are a flexible way to group people in eAdventist.
A conference might create a “Snowbird” tag to mark members who head south in winter and need their addresses switched. A pastor might create a “Bible study” tag to mark people he is currently studying with. A church secretary might use a “Christmas Sabbath” tag to mark people participating in a special church service.
Use Person Search and Person Labels features to quickly find all people with the tag.
Tags are like Committees in three main ways:
- A church has its own tags, the conference has its own tags — they don’t mix
- Your “tags” are visible to other users in your church or conference office
- Your “tags” are not visible to other conferences or churches
- When a tagged person is transferred, your “tags” stay behind
Tags are different than Committees in most other ways:
- Anybody in your church or conference office can use and change your tags, only the owner of a committee can change it
- Use tags in combination with other criteria in Person Labels and Mailing Lists
- When an eAdventist user leaves your office or church, their committees are orphaned until the conference clerk deletes them or assigns a new owner. Tags don’t have owners.
Committees are great for actual committees because the owner can ensure that they are correct. For almost everything else, the flexibility of tags make them a better choice.