The goal of the sermon repository is to create a unique database of full-text sermons that will be of value to researchers from a number of academic disciplines. We will either load the sermons ourselves that we find from the Internet, but ideally, we want pastors to sign up for accounts and to log in each week to upload their sermon from the previous Sunday.

More values for Clergy attributes

Please add to the list of fields that we want to be able to use in searching the database:

Fields to Add

Existing Fields

Use These Field Names:
Sermons Table

Sermons Table
Date of sermon
Date
Sermon delivery date
Scripture Text
Primary Text
Secondary Text
Old Testament Scripture Text
New Testament Scripture Text
Gospel Scripture Text
Sermon Title
Title
Title of Sermon
Lectionary Code
Lectionary Code
Lectionary Code
Primary Key
(Automatic - Node ID)
Node ID
Relational key to author
(Automatic - Author ID)
Author ID

Attendance
Total Worship Service Attendance

User Generated Tags
User Generated Tags
Clergy Members Table


Primary Key
(Automatic - User ID)
User ID
Gender
Gender
Gender
Age
Year of Birth
Year of Birth
Location
Postal Code
State Code
I used postal abbreviations for US states.
Ethnicity
Ethnicity
Ethnicity
I'm assuming they'll select from a list. what values do you want?
Denomination
Denominational Affiliation
Denominational Affiliation
Congregation Size
Combined Membership of Congregations
Combined Membership of Congregations Served
Years of Ordination
Year of Ordination
Ordination Status
Year of Ordination
Ordination Status
Education Level
Highest Degree Achieved
Can we have "Yes/No" fields for BA, BS, M.Div., MTS, DMin, and PhD and ask them to check all that apply

Email
Email address

Year started at current congregation
Year started serving current congregation

First Name
Ministry Staff Position/Title

Last Name
First Name


Last Name


Bible View - menu list - see posting on Discussion tab


Political leaning - menu list: Very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, very liberal


Faith Tradition - menu list: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism

What are the requirements for anonymity? Right now we collect user's full names, and allow users to specify their own user names, so it would probably be easy to identify contributors. On the other hand, the other information we request also would make participant identification pretty trivial... for example, location and denomination would probably allow anyone to identify a clergy member, in a smaller community at least.