Setting Up a YouVersion Account for Events

Updated by Geoff Hensley

Getting Started

We recommend that churches set up a separate account for events because,

  • It lets you keep your personal Bible App use separate from your ministry tasks
  • It allows you to empower others to manage Events for your ministry, such as other staff members, or trusted volunteers. (If your ministry already has a YouVersion account designated for administrative tasks — such as for the older YouVersion Live — you’ll be able to use that same account to sign in to the new events administrative site.

Suggestions for setting up a YouVersion account to be the administrator of Events

Do not use a specific persons or pastor or staffs private account

  1. Staff may leave and then you have no access to the group
    1. Staff may leave and then you have no access to the group
    2. You need to respect privacy issues as that person may have other account details such as plans and  bookmarks
  2. Set up a generic church-related YouVersion account.
    1. Use a spare email account or get a free online one
    2. Do NOT use this email for anything else than to set up the YouVersion account
    3. Sign in for a new account using this email
    4. You now have a generic account for use only with events.
  3. How to use and protect these accounts
    1. Do not use this YouVersion account for anything else other than Events administration
    2. You will need to protect and control the password and email address and pass it on to people assigned to administer the account
    3. You can have more than one person use the YouVersion account to add event details, as long as they are not online at the same time

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