Office 365 setup

If you are given a church 365 or email address you will need to initialise  your account by logging into our office 365 portal before your email and other features will work.

Please follow these steps:

  • On your smartphone, download the ‘Microsoft Authenticator’ App from your phone’s app or Play Store. (This is important even if you don’t intend to use a smartphone for accessing church email)
  • Login to the church Microsoft 365 portal, or use this link:
    • Enter your church email address and temporary password provided to you already by email
    • You will be guided through the initial setup process, which includes configuring multi-factor authentication (using the Microsoft Authenticator app) to secure your account against compromised passwords and answering some security questions to simplify recovering your account should passwords be forgotten.
    • On first login you will need to change your password
    • Answer security questions – This process will allow you to reset your own password should you need to, and prevents unauthorised access.
  • Select the Office 365 App LauncherOffice 365 app launcher icon , and then select Outlook to initialise your emails
    • The first time opening outlook you will be asked to confirm your language and timezone settings

Next Steps

  • Visit the App or play Store for your smartphone to install the Microsoft Outlook app by Microsoft. Your church email and newly chosen password will activate them at no extra cost.
  • Emails can be accessed via a web browser if you wish
  • Login to the church Microsoft 365 portal, or at this link:
  • Select the Office 365 App Launcher Office 365 app launcher icon , and then select Outlook, or a different app you wish to use:
  • Online versions of the Microsoft Office Suite are also available, including many productivity tools to support the ministry that you’re part of.

If you require the full versions of Microsoft Office to install on your computer please contact your ministry or team lead.

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