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MSP User Spotlight: St. Ann Parish

Standing as the largest parish in Texas with 30,000 parishioners, volunteer schedulers at St. Ann Parish in Coppell, Texas have their work cut out for them. For years, the schedulers who oversaw the 200-250 volunteers required for the 7 weekend masses got by with spreadsheets, phone calls, and ad-hoc organization methods that left some masses sparse with volunteers. When Tom Samson was asked to organize the Greeter ministry, he knew he had to find a ministry scheduling software solution.

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Discover the Heart of Your Ministry: Identify Motivations

While volunteering in ministry can be challenging, it should be equally rewarding. Make sure you know the heart of your ministry by uncovering churchwide, volunteers', and personal motivations. Create opportunities and paths that move everyone in a direction of rich, rewarding experiences of serving in the church.

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Ministry Scheduler Pro Turns 15

Today we celebrate the 15-year anniversary of Ministry Scheduler Pro. More importantly, we celebrate the unique relationship we’ve built with our users.

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5 Famous Churches that Rely on Ministry Scheduler Pro

Ministry Scheduler Pro (MSP) supports ministry scheduling in thousands of churches across the country — both big and small. As a celebration of these important places of worship and how they represent their communities as historic, architectural, and spiritual pillars, here are a five notable churches that have benefited from using MSP.

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10 Volunteer Ministry Scheduling Resolutions

With a new year underway, it’s a great time to stop and evaluate how to improve the ministry programs at your church. It’s easy to get stuck in routines and fail to see underdeveloped areas that might benefit from extra attention. Consider some of the following 10 resolutions to determine how to improve your volunteer ministry programs this year.

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4 Tips for Managing Communication During the Holidays

When temperatures drop and schedules fill up, there’s little doubt that the holiday season is approaching. For a ministry scheduler, this can be a daunting time. Volunteers often have less mental space for communication and even fewer hours to dedicate to meetings, emails, and other common communication methods. Consider some of the following tips to help cut down on some of the biggest pitfalls of communication during the craziness of Christmas.

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Best of MSP Google Group User Suggestions

Learning something new can feel daunting. But a supportive community makes all the difference. This is why Ministry Scheduler Pro’s active Google Group of nearly 900 members is one of MSP’s biggest perks. It’s a space for users to find answers to many common scheduling questions in a real world context.

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MSP User Spotlight: Our Lady of Lourdes

Scheduling 675 active volunteers serving at 5 weekly services is no small task. However, since 2012, Paul Fell, Directory of Liturgy and Music at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church has accomplished all of this and more with the help of Ministry Scheduler Pro.

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How to Turn Attendees into Ministry Volunteers

There is probably one idea as elusive as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in church ministry — how do we equip and empower more volunteers to get involved in the life and mission of our church? Before you have your next ministry fair, learn the three questions you need to consider when you're working to turn church attendees into ministry volunteers.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Communication Fresh

Communication is at the heart of any volunteer ministry. As a result, it’s important to engage volunteers by frequently sharing relevant information so they feel connected and informed. Discover five ideas to make sure every email you send to volunteers is engaging, personal, and fresh!

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