It’s that time of year again – faith formation scheduling is in full swing. Learn more about why MSP is a game-changer for your OCIA 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.