Cut To The Chase
Just want to get started, well here's the download button.
Step 1: Kick The Tires On The Demo Site
Before you get too far, kick the tires on the Rock demo site. Here you'll
see Rock set up for the fictitious Rock Solid Church. Feel free to:
- Add new individuals
- Look at the sample groups and add your own
- Learn the reporting options
- View the sample external site
Check-out The Demo Site
Step 2: Plan for Rock
Get the details mapped out up front to make the transition as smooth as possible. Here are the biggest
questions you need to answer first:
- How do we plan to host Rock?
- How do we plan to migrate our data to Rock?
- Do we need support?
Good news! We've written a Planning for Rock guide to answer these questions and more.
Take your time to read this document because it will save you heaps of time later as you start thinking
about rolling Rock out.
Don't forget to make the roll-out fun. Start thinking of Rock puns now, and check out our
Promo Shop for ideas to help your staff look forward to the migration.
Step 3: Get Rock Running
Rock is about options. Whether you decide to host it yourself or have someone host it for you, we have you covered.
If you don't want to worry about installing and hosting Rock yourself, there are services that will host it for you.
With these services you can be up and running by the end of the day.
Self-Hosting: Using Your Own Server
Want to host Rock yourself on your own hardware? No problem.
We have a full guide to get you up and running with a few simple steps.
View Rock Solid Internal Hosting Manual
Self-Hosting: Using A Hosting Service
OK, so you want to do it yourself in someone else's datacenter. We got that too! In fact there's a manual just for you.
View Rock Solid External Hosting Manual
Step 4: Learn
Now that you're up and running, it's time to learn the power of Rock. To assist you we
have numerous guides that not only explain the how but also the why. We also have over eight hours of
video-based training to walk you through key concepts from getting started to custom development.
Step 5: Get Support
You're not in this alone. When you need assistance there's a community ready to help.
Rock's Partners can provide paid support for all your Rock needs. They also offer custom development
for features that are unique to your organization.
Step 6: Support the Vision
Andy Stanley once said, "Free means someone somewhere gave something." As you discover the value of Rock to your
organization, will you consider supporting the continual development of this resource?
We suggest $1.50 per average attendee per year to offset your organization in the system. And any amount above that helps churches
that can't afford to give. Your generosity is key to moving Rock forward.