News & Updates
How managing a crisis ushered in new ways of scheduling

Discover how St. Luke Catholic Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin transformed its scheduling process in the face of COVID, leading to increased participation and a greater acceptance of technology.

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Two Churches, One Mission: The shared ministry of Madison Christian Community

The Madison Christian Community provides a beautiful example of how two faith communities can share resources and worship as one body. Is your church potentially moving to a combined, joint, yoked, or merged congregational structure? Check out this month’s article for a behind-the-scenes look at how Emily Wixson makes it work.

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Getting acquainted with St. Cecilia, the patron saint of pastoral musicians

St. Cecilia's Feast Day is November 22nd. As the patroness of music and liturgy, many MSP schedulers and volunteers will pause and reflect to ask for her intercession; let's take a closer look at the life of St. Cecilia.

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3 ways you're overcomplicating your holiday schedule (and how to fix it)

Are you committing any of this scheduling faux pas with your holiday schedule? Find out how to right your scheduling wrongs and make filling the schedule easier for you and your volunteers this Christmas.

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Holiday scheduling best practices from St. Joan of Arc Parish in San Ramon, California

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!

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New Feature: Create schedules from the Web Terminal

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.

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MSP Secrets: The art of scheduling families made easy

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.

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How To Re-Ignite Your Ministries This Fall

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!

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Revitalize your Liturgical Ministries

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.

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New Feature: Rosters and reports from the Web Terminal

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!

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