Advent and Christmas are a time for spiritual joy that also brings additional church services and an increased need for volunteer liturgical ministers. See how one church, St. Joan of Arc Parish in San Ramon, CA, handles its holiday scheduling and get tips for saving time and frustration scheduling for the season!
Web Admins can now create new schedules from the web! This highly requested feature is now available to Web Admins in all editions of MSP and VSP.
In this new series, MSP Secrets, we’ll highlight often-overlooked features within Ministry Scheduler Pro that will save time and frustration!
As a scheduler, you’re probably familiar with accommodating volunteer preferences – like preferred service times and unavailable dates. But what happens when family members cannot volunteer together due to any number of special circumstances? Today we’ll look at tips and tricks for keeping family members together – or scheduled separately – depending on your needs.
If your house of worship is like most, the fall season represents the start of a new ministry year filled with exciting events and programs to serve your faith community. Fall is an opportune time to rejuvenate your pool of ministry volunteers. Calling forth new volunteers encourages them to participate in worship more fully and share their faith through acts of service. This not only helps replace seasoned volunteers but it also keeps your ministries fresh and vibrant!
In speaking with churches across the country daily, one thing is clear: in-person church attendance, especially volunteering, has been slower to bounce back from the pandemic than we’d like. Compounding the issue are staff changes and the evolving needs of everyone involved. Read on to learn tips for adapting to these challenges for your church.
Thanks to the latest update, it’s now possible to leverage your data to gain insights from anywhere with an internet connection. A few examples include going online to check the distribution of positions, monitor no-shows, and create custom rosters to share with your team!
Jerry Houston has been scheduling volunteers for ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, for 10 years but only recently discovered Ministry Scheduler Pro. Before that, he and his fellow church staff went through other church management systems (CMS) before beginning a thorough search for a CMS and ministry scheduling software that would fit their needs well.
Web Admins can now make adjustments to the Teams pane from any web-enabled device via the Web Terminal!
Three years ago, when Robin Gansle was recruited to join the altar server leadership team at her church, she was tasked with assisting the ministry leader with scheduling and caught the attention of the man who coordinated all ministry scheduling for the parish.
Streamline how you process your volunteer changes by accessing Web Forms from any mobile or web-enabled device! Now you can approve Web forms without waiting to return to your desk, so you can quickly fill positions. You can even reply via email to the volunteer who submitted the form. Plus, by processing profile changes as they come in, you know you’re working with the most up-to-date volunteer contact info, service preferences, and away dates when scheduling!