News & Updates
New Feature: Manage volunteers’ repeating assignments online

Preassignments are a way to schedule individual volunteers according to any repeating pattern, such as every Sunday or the third week of every other month. Web Admins can now easily manage repeating assignments from the Admin view of the Web Terminal. In addition, the ability to sort Preassignments by volunteer, ministry, or assignment pattern online helps schedulers identify gaps and better plan services.

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Scheduling mistakes to avoid this holiday season

When most people think of the holiday season, they envision presents, snowy nights, and maybe a song or two. But for ministry schedulers, the holiday season can bring up thoughts of the most complex and frantic time period you’ll have to overcome when it comes to building a ministry schedule. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! Let’s take a look at some common scheduling mistakes, and how you can avoid them.

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New Feature: Drag and drop scheduling comes to the web!

This release gives Leaders and Web Admins access to the same helpful interface available in the desktop app app. It’s part of a larger effort to move more functionality to the web.

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Training a new scheduler: tips for doing it right

It’s not easy to train a new scheduler. Ministry scheduling is a fast-paced, complex task, and every church has a unique approach to the process. So how can you get a new scheduler up-to-speed with as little irritation, confusion, and disruption to volunteers as possible? Here are some tips to make the transition smooth.

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A Thank You to Schedulers

Ministry Schedulers are an important part of every church, but by the nature of their work, the better they do their job, the less noticeable it is! From keeping the volunteer pool full to managing last minute substitutions, as service needs and volunteer preferences continue to change, Ministry Schedulers deserve a lot of recognition for keeping ministries up and running.

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The Journey Ahead

Over the years, Ministry Scheduler Pro has paved the way for helping churches schedule, connect, and grow their ministries. MSP 8.1 is the first in a series of updates that will culminate in the most requested and complex enhancement in MSP's long history - MSP is coming to the web!

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Volunteer Recruitment and COVID

The key to keeping any ministry volunteer program thriving is a steady group of volunteers. But chances are COVID and the inevitable year-over-year turnover have put a dent in your volunteer roster. So how can you secure your existing volunteers and recruit new volunteers?

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The importance -- and challenge -- of engaging your tech-challenged volunteers

Technology can save you time and help more people get involved in ministry. But you don’t want those benefits at the expense of alienating tech-challenged volunteers, who are often the backbone of your ministry. In this article, we cover the steps for using Ministry Scheduler Pro to keep both tech-challenged and tech-savvy volunteers in the loop, while still using a software solution that makes the process more efficient for you!

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Spring cleaning your database

When doing a spring cleaning in your home, you typically focus on spots that you don’t get to regularly. The same process should be applied to your Ministry Scheduler Pro database -- especially now due to Covid. In this article, we’ll cover what aspects of your database would benefit from being cleaned regularly and how doing so will help keep your ministry scheduling running smoothly.

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Your Security Comes First

Thousands of churches use Ministry Scheduler Pro to schedule, communicate with, and organize their volunteers. Not only do we help churches keep their volunteer ministries in order, but we also go to great lengths to provide peace of mind by safeguarding client and volunteer data. We’re proud to keep client security at the forefront of everything we do.

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