This page is for church administrators implementing Klemi. If you’re just looking for the basic on how to use it, find out ‘What is Klemi?’

Have a think…

Before you get going you’ll need to decide:

  • A super admin email
  • a church name
  • a suggested short unique name which will be your church’s klemi nickname.

Make sure to give the last one some consideration – it can’t be changed.

Get your klemi domain

Get setup with your unique klemi url.

Decide your Support Plan

We offer a £30/month additional settling in plan and strongly recommend that you take out 4-6 months of this in order to get the kind of support you need in the set up phase. There’s a lot to think through, and most churches will benefit from the extra direction, advice, and consulting.

Decide Your Payment Method

PayPal: If you’re paying via PayPal, just follow the instructions and klemi will complete set up automatically. NB Concessional rates are available to churches in the African continent depending on means. If you have been offered a concessional rate, you will still pay via PayPal but will require a separate subscription process. Fill in your details up until you are asked to pay and then notify us via

BACS:  PayPal is easier to get started but if you’re in the UK and it’s easier for you to organise monthly transfer or a yearly payment in advance via BACS that’s fine too, it just requires a few extra steps:

Fill in your details up until you’re asked to pay. Then contact to get our bank details. Setup you standing order, and as soon as it comes through we’ll get the klemi setup completed.

Log in

Now you are ready to go at (replace ‘my-church’ with the name you chose at signup . The email address you entered at signup will give you full access.

Importing Existing Data

Although it’s super easy to input data into klemi using the normal interface, for most churches it makes sense to upload your existing data in one go. Make a copy of this spreadsheet (see under the file menu) and populate as best you can. If your data is in an existing database or software platform, look for the ‘export’ function. Usually this gives you a file to download which you can open in excel or similar spreadsheet programme. Then you can copy across the relevant column into the import spreadsheet.
Let us know when you’re ready to import by sending us the link to your file. You can keep making changes to that file for a while after your first import, but we suggest, to avoid confusion, that you move quickly over to using klemi for all adding and editing of data. You can read more on this here.


You’ll see once you get setup that your initial installation has made a few assumptions for you. You’ll have a service grid setup with a few generic columns and you’ll have a few existing roles. Now it’s time to make klemi work just right for you. Head over to the service grid, customise the columns, perhaps add a few more grids, and on the trellis, start populating the departments and roles to describe you church.

Anything else?

After set up, your klemi nickname (a subdomain, in fact, for you techies) , call it “my-church”, makes your klemi installation available at . You will also be notified of a new google service account email address. This is a “pseudo” account (for machines not people) that klemi will use to interact with any of your google services (like calendars etc.). Klemi will only be able to interact with these if your google service account email is registered as editor (don’t worry about that yet – but do make a note of it for later).