News & Updates
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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Beyond Easter Scheduling: Tips for connecting with volunteers

Easter is one of the most exciting times of the year! It's also an opportunity to connect with members in a deeper and more meaningful way. Whether it’s veteran volunteers or occasional attendees, it’s important to make people feel engaged and valued. Given many of the unknowns this year, here are some suggestions on how to go beyond just scheduling and keep volunteers engaged.

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How to create a new volunteer program at your church

Volunteers are the backbone of many churches. But setting up a new volunteer program from scratch is intimidating. Here are some tips to help you set up and successfully manage a new program.

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Keeping volunteers engaged and willing to serve

When it comes to ministry scheduling, every scheduler will admit that they have a certain few volunteers that are their “regulars.” These are the volunteers you can consistently rely on to show up when scheduled, fill in if others need a sub, and help out when you’re in a jam. But what is it that keeps those volunteers engaged and willing to serve regularly? And how can we get more volunteers to be our regulars? Here are some ideas to help engage your volunteers and retain them for the long run!

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Tips for Scheduling with New Requirements

As we embrace the new normal of scheduling church services and volunteers, whether it's for online or in-person services, it's important to know there are tools available to make this new reality easier. Here are three ways to accommodate the changes happening in your church while still making it easy to resume consistent scheduling when the time comes.

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