Is it possible to have two live schedules at one time?

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Yes, but there can only ever be one live schedule that covers a given date range. This means that all of your ministries will need to be on the same schedule file inside of MSP. However, you can certainly run the auto-scheduler separately for the different ministries, and it is very easy to print and post online separate schedules for the two groups of ministries. To do this:

  1. Generate your schedule skeleton normally, with the services that require both ministries included. 

To schedule both ministries separately:

  • Click Commence Scheduling and choose the second option, All available positions in certain ministries. Then choose the ministry you want to auto-schedule and click Commence Scheduling. Then repeat that process for the second set of ministries. This will run the auto-scheduler twice, once for each set of ministries. 

To print or post separate viewing schedules on the Web Terminal:

  1. Once your schedule is ready to be shared with your volunteers, go to the File menu and select "Export Schedule" to save the schedule in MS Word format. Or, if you are posting the schedule to the Web Terminal, make sure the schedule is saved as Live and open, and then click on the "New" button in the Full Schedules tab of the Web Terminal. 
  2. In the dialog box that appears, click on the "Included Ministries" heading. Here you can specify which ministries to include in the export. You can select all the ministries that are included in your weekly prayer service (or the weekly liturgical ministries) and either Export the schedule or Save the Live Roster Post. 
  3. Once the schedule is exported or posted on the Web Terminal, repeat steps (3) and (4) but this time changing the "Included Ministries" section to export a schedule for the second set of ministries.

 

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