MSP Scheduling Tip: Using Titles to schedule different types of ministers

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"Titles" can be used to divide your ministers based on attributes such as experience level, age, or gender. Ministers can then be scheduled based on their title according to rules you setup.

For example, to differentiate between inexperienced and experienced altar servers, you can create "Experienced" and "Inexperienced" titles in the altar server ministry. Then you can specify how many inexperienced and experienced servers should be scheduled for each of your services. You could even specify that at least one experienced altar server is required at every service, but that the remaining servers can be either experienced or inexperienced.

Step by step: How to create titles in a ministry

  1. Go into the Ministries Pane, select the ministry you would like to make titles for and click "Edit Ministry".
  2. At the bottom of the window, check the box that says "Use titles to qualify ministers in this ministry." In the window that appears, you can create the titles you want to use to designate ministers.
  3. Once you create titles, all the ministers will be auto-assigned to one title. You can use the Control key to select and double click on multiple ministers at a time and to toggle between the different titles. After assigning all of your volunteers a title, go to the Service Times pane edit the services you want to set "Title Rules" for.
  4. Once inside the "Edit Service" dialog, highlight the ministry in which you created titles. A blue link will appear at the bottom of the service window that says "Create title rules for this ministry." Using the controls, you can specify how ministers should be scheduled for the service according to their titles.
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