Every church leader knows that at the heart of ministry is servanthood. But it may not always be obvious how to establish a strong foundation of service within the church. It may come as a surprise to some, but technology can play a big part in creating a culture of service. Ministry Scheduler Pro, a leader in ministry scheduling software, explains how their ministry scheduling tool can help foster a culture of service in churches. Read below for ideas, and if you’d like to learn more, download the companion eBook below!
Weave Service Into Busy Schedules
Even when the desire to serve is present, some people may be apprehensive about taking on another responsibility. Today’s churchgoers are busy, and, as a result, may fear they’ll forget a commitment or be unable to keep up with a volunteer schedule.
Ministry Scheduler Pro addresses this by making it easy for volunteers to stay informed of their upcoming commitments. The app gives volunteers the ability to see all their upcoming obligations from their mobile device, and the Web Terminal gives volunteers 24/7 access to their schedule from any internet browser. Volunteers also receive reminder emails or text messages, and they can integrate their Ministry Scheduler Pro calendars into their Google, iCal, or Microsoft Outlook Calendar. By making it easy to keep track of volunteer commitments, church members can more readily engage in service without the fear of losing track of their schedules.
Allow Volunteers to Serve Each Other
Ministry Scheduler Pro can do more than just put names in open time slots; it can give your volunteers more power and autonomy to request subs whenever they can’t make their scheduled service time. The surprising effect of allowing volunteers to both request subs and fill openings is that volunteers have the chance to serve each other. Sharing the work of ministry is core to creating a culture of service within the church, and it fosters an environment where volunteers feel more connected to service and to each other. Ministry Scheduler Pro can create stronger connections among volunteers, and it takes the burden off of the scheduler.
The best thing about the sub request feature is its ease of use. Instead of cumbersome email chains, Ministry Scheduler Pro’s app and Web Terminal lets volunteers seamlessly send requests and fill openings from their mobile device or web browser. Additionally, the requests get sent out via email only to those who are free to fill the positions and are available for those service times.
Serve Those Who Serve
It’s no secret that the best way to lead is by modeling. This is no less true in the church. Ministry Scheduler Pro makes it easy for ministry schedulers to meet the needs of their volunteers, by making it easy to integrate volunteer preferences. While traditional schedule writing with pencils and spreadsheets is tedious and time consuming, Ministry Scheduler Pro creates schedules in seconds, allowing schedulers to integrate all volunteer preferences with just the click of a button.
Do you have families that serve in various volunteer positions? Then you already know that it’s often important to ensure their schedules don’t conflict. When two children serve, it may be important that they are always scheduled together. At other times, family members need to ensure they’re never scheduled during the same service, such as with parents who need to alternate caring for a young child.
Fair scheduling is imperative. Volunteers may become frustrated if they’re over-scheduled or under-scheduled. Ministry Scheduler Pro allows schedulers to easily create fair and balanced schedules as a service to their volunteers.
Some volunteers may be early birds while others prefer serving at later times in the day. This can be another challenging preference to consider when creating schedules by hand. Ministry Scheduler Pro lets you serve your volunteers by easily ensuring that they only volunteer at the times that work best for them.
Want to give it a try? To find out more about how you can create a culture of service at your church, contact Ministry Scheduler Pro today. The team at Ministry Scheduler Pro will be happy to share more about how their ministry scheduling software can meet the needs of your church’s specific ministries.
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