Ministry Scheduler Pro helps churches schedule, connect, and grow their ministries. MSP is used by more than 2,600 churches around the world to schedule readers, EMHCs, greeters, childrens’ ministries, and more.
MSP’s Web Terminal allows your volunteers to go online to view schedules, find subs, update their availability, and connect with other volunteers. By making the scheduling process interactive, the Web Terminal enables your volunteers to participate much more easily and actively in ministry. The Web Terminal, combined with the free MSP mobile app, is designed to help grow participation and cut costs.
MSP’s full-featured scheduler allows you to specify in what ministries and at what services each volunteer should be scheduled, honor vacation dates and unavailable times for volunteers, ensure families are scheduled together, and much more. As you will see, MSP enables you to dictate even the most complex scheduling considerations, all through a remarkably simple plain-English interface. A unique scheduling algorithm ensures that the highest quality schedules are always produced. Our state of the art scheduling engine is based on a proprietary, highly sophisticated multi-pass model that guarantees the fairest possible distribution of duties in every single schedule. Moreover, a variety of tools enable you to examine and analyze, and (if you want) modify schedules after they have been created so you can be absolutely sure everybody’s needs are met. Finished schedules can be saved in a variety of professional layouts in both Microsoft Word® format or in web page format that you can post to MSP’s Web Terminal or your own web site.
MSP’s built-in Announcements pane allows you to send schedules, rosters, bulletins, and service reminders instantaneously to all your volunteers. The emails you send are completely customizable and can even be personalized with information for each volunteer (e.g., the volunteer’s name or their scheduled dates.) All emails are sent through our high capacity mail servers, so even when sending attachments to hundreds of volunteers, all emails are sent instantaneously.
MSP’s breakthrough Web Terminal technology allows your volunteers to access and update their own schedules from anywhere! They can fill empty positions, request swaps, or make changes to their profile information. If automatic processing is turned on, the changes they make are immediately applied to their schedules with no administrative intervention required. Volunteers can access important resources directly from the Web Terminal. You can send volunteers automatic email or SMS reminders a set number of days or hours prior to any scheduled position. Get ready for an unprecedented level of efficiency in keeping your volunteers’ information up to date, and a new level of flexibility for volunteers managing their own schedules.
If you are new to MSP and are eager to start using the program, the recommended approach is to follow the steps outlined in the Quick Start Guide (choose “Quick Start Guide…” from MSP’s Help menu). The guide is designed to help you quickly set up the program with the essential information it needs about your ministries, service times, and volunteers, and to walk you through creating a schedule. Once you’ve done this basic setup of your database, browse through this complete documentation for an inventory and explanation of the other features not covered in the Quick Start guide, or take a look at one of our many other resources on the website