Living word is excited to introduce the new ShelbyNext church management system to the entire 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 the email from Living Word inviting you to set up a ShelbyNEXT account, please follow the instructions listed in steps one through three, using the username and temporary password that have been assigned to you. Once you follow the steps to log in to your account using your desktop computer, click on your initials that appear in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. If you would like to change your password to something more memorable, you can do so on this page 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 on ShelbyNEXT, click on “Individuals” located at the top of the sidebar on the left side of the screen. There, you can choose to search for a member’s name by clicking “Search” and typing in his or her name, or you can view all church members by clicking on “List” then finding the “Directory” tab. There, members are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can view names, photos, family members, phone numbers, email addresses, physical addresses and birthdays.

To edit your own directory entry, click on your initials that appear in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, then click on the “EDIT” tab that appears underneath your name. 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. It is important to note that when you make changes to your information, they will be automatically submitted as “proposed edits” to Cindy Brown, Administrative Assistant/Office Coordinator, who will then approve your request(s) so that the appropriate changes can be made.

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 and clicking on the icon with your initials in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. 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 “REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT.” There, you will input your information and register your account. If you previously gave online using, you will need to switch over to a ShelbyNEXT Giving account that will replace your account. will be discontinued after February 26. If you have a account, go to your account and delete your recurring gift in that system. Now you are able to give and track your giving using your ShelbyNEXT Giving 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.” Download the first result – ShelbyNEXT | Membership. Open the app and you will come to a screen that asks for the domain name. 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, contact Cindy Brown in the church office at Any questions regarding ShelbyNEXT Giving may be directed to Kim Cox, Director of Business Operations, at If you need further assistance with setting up a ShelbyNEXT account, Jordyn Helgen, Director of Communications and Marketing, will be available on Sunday mornings before, between and after the 9:00 and 10:30 am worship services for your convenience.