You can allow website visitors to register (and later edit) themselves with the shortcode [church_admin_register]. There’s a lot of fields and buttons to add people, so it may be off putting to the less internet savvy.
There’s now a much simple shortcode and block you can use
[church_admin_register] which looks like this on a page/post
There’s basic spam checking – a hidden honeypot field that bots will fill in and get rejected and people whose names are web addresses or spammy words will also get rejected!
Once they have registered the visitor will get a confirmation email. The admin also gets one and can edit or delete the entry. After the visitor have clicked the confirmation email, the admin gets another email and can then create a user account, edit or delete the entry.
If you use MailChimp, the visitor is added to your list when they have confirmed their email address.