ShelbyNEXT church management system is available to the Living Word congregation!

What is ShelbyNEXT?

ShelbyNEXT is designed to benefit and engage the congregants of Living Word.  The software serves as a directory, calendar, check-in system and a tool for your own personal recordkeeping.  Through ShelbyNEXT, you will be able to see a record of your giving, update personal information such as email addresses or phone numbers, add a picture for the directory, and even register your worship attendance!

Logging in to ShelbyNEXT

When you receive your username and password for a ShelbyNEXT account, visit and log in.  Once logged in, using your desktop computer, click on your initials that appear in the upper right-hand circle of the screen and and select “View Profile.”  If you would like to change your password to something more memorable, you can do so on your profile by clicking on the “ACCOUNT” tab.  Please note that ShelbyNEXT works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, or Edge – Microsoft is phasing out Internet Explorer and it is not supported by ShelbyNEXT.

ShelbyNEXT Directory

To use the church directory from your computer, log in to your Shelby account.  Click on “Directory” located at the top of the sidebar on the left side of the screen.  There, you can see the directory in alphabetical order.  To search a name, right above the word “Directory” is a shadowed search box for you to type the name you are searching.  That will also bring up an individual as long as they are in the directory.  You can view names, photos, family members, phone numbers, email addresses, physical addresses and birthdays.  (You will not be able to see the birth year on anyone’s record accept your own.)

To edit your own directory entry, click on your initials that appear in the upper right-hand circle of the screen, then click on “View Profile.  Once on your profile, select pencil icon in the upper right-hand side of your screen.  There, you can edit your own phone number, address, email address and more.  You can even upload your own updated photo, which is highly encouraged.  If you choose to add, change or delete any of your information, you will need to hit the “SAVE” button at the bottom of the screen before signing out or exiting from ShelbyNEXT in order for those changes to be saved.  When you make changes to your information, your request goes through an approval process which may take up to 24 hours.

ShelbyNEXT Giving

ShelbyNEXT Giving is a tool that allows you to give online. From your desktop computer, you can create a Giving account by logging into your ShelbyNEXT account.  Click on the tab that says “GIVING.” Next click “GIVE NOW” (even if you do not wish to give yet) then click the “SIGN IN” button underneath the Living Word logo.  At the bottom of the sign in page, click “Create One” that is next to “Don’t have a giving account?” There, you will input your information and register your account. 

ShelbyNEXT Mobile App

After you initially set up your account on your desktop computer, you will also have the option to use the ShelbyNEXT app on your smartphone.  To download the app, go to your device’s app store and search for “ShelbyNEXT Membership.”  Download ShelbyNEXT Membership.  Open the app and you will come to a screen that asks for the domain name.  Click on the domain and type in “livingwordumc” so that the full domain is  “”  Then use the username and password you just created and log in.  From there you can use all features we mentioned, including registering your worship attendance, church directory, calendar and giving.

ShelbyNEXT Questions

  • If you have any questions about ShelbyNEXT Membership, stop by the Welcome Desk on Sunday mornings for in-person assistance or contact Director of Communications, Beth Balzraine
  • ShelbyNEXT Giving questions may be directed to Executive Director, Brad Locke.