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Ministry Scheduler Pro product overview

Price starts from

40

Per month

Other

What is Ministry Scheduler Pro?

Ministry Scheduler Pro is a scheduling and volunteer management software that helps churches manage availability, track attendance, manage assignments, and more from within a unified platform. It allows staff members to create volunteer schedules and assign tasks and jobs, such as reader, server, greeter, usher, and donation counter management.

Key benefits of using Ministry Scheduler Pro

STREAMLINE SCHEDULING
The most powerful, easy to use scheduling tools available
Create fair, conflict-free schedules while accommodating all your special needs. Families, rotations, teams, experience levels - these tools are built for you.

Requests are submitted.
Changes are made.
Monitor from the sidelines as volunteers sub for each other, sign up for positions, and update their own scheduling preferences.

The power in your pocket
Send emails and texts, make real-time changes, and do just about anything else you can imagine from the fully-featured MSP Mobile App.

Perfect presentation
Publish schedules in easy-to-read layouts, including on your church website, so everyone can easily access up-to-date information.

Complete access control
Grant access to the right people, optionally limiting privileges to particular ministries, service times, or responsibilities.

STRENGTHEN COMMUNICATION
Emails and texts blasts, personalized for each volunteer
Instantly send targeted email and text announcements, filtering recipients by any criteria, such as ministry, attendance, or custom fields that you have defined.

Use recipient-specific tokens to increase engagement and give volunteers exactly the information and access they need.

Track engagement
Measure engagement and ensure your messages are getting through by tracking open and bounce rates.

Integrated polls and RSVPs
Easily organize trainings and other events by embedding interactive polls and RSVPs in emails.

Multi-language support
Cater to Spanish and other communities by providing a volunteer experience in their native language.

GROW PARTICIPATION
Make the best schedule for your volunteers
Easily create fair schedules well-tailored to volunteers' needs. Keep families together (or apart), prevent double bookings, and honor special requests.

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Automatic reminders
Drastically reduce no-shows with automated, customizable email and text message reminders.

Easy substitutions
Get and keep more people involved in ministry by providing the ability to easily find a replacement online when something unexpected arises.

A modern experience for today's volunteers
Give volunteers the modern experience they expect with an easy-to-use mobile app, personal calendar syncing, and passwordless logins.

Track attendance
Increase accountability by tracking and following up with volunteers who don't show using printable sign-in sheets or an integrated sign-in kiosk.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Phone Support

Training options

Documentation
Videos
Webinars
Live Online

Ministry Scheduler Pro pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

40

Starting from

40

Per month

Other

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Ministry Scheduler Pro features

Functionality

4.3

/5

40

Total features

18

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Alerts/Notifications
API
Mobile Access
Multi-Location
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Availability Management
Booking Management

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Ministry Scheduler Pro users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

40

Positive reviews

92

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.92/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

30

7

1

2

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Pros
Really has been excellent. I enjoy learning new technology and having such a great staff behind this program makes it all the better.
The integration process was easy, almost instant. Ministers reacted very positively to the interactivity of the program, appreciating the ease of requesting and sub and filling a position.
Ministry Scheduler Pro is a great application to organize and keep our ministries focused. It is easy to use and user friendly.
Cons
I dislike it when a schedule does not include all available ministers and I have to rearrange assignments.
Emailing people each week and then learning their plans had changed - and I had to then email a group to determine who might be able to fill in was time-consuming and frustrating.
Sometimes ministers get confused by the 'positions assigned' emails and they click on sub req thinking they are confirming their schedule... issue goes away over time.

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Ronald C.

Religious Institutions, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Ministry Scheduler Pro Admin

Reviewed 6 months ago

Very delighted with the software. The tech support is fantastic! The google group is great being able to communicate with other Admins having similar issues. Also the support is always willing to listen if a new option could work better. Their ability to help but also to listen is what I like the most.

Pros

The biggest reason I recommended this software was to help with sub requests. The software lives up to it's name! This one option has streamlined my life so much!

Cons

Some options could be more global for the live schedule post.

Vendor response

Thank you so much, Ronald, for your 5-star review! We’re thrilled that you’re finding MSP’s sub requests, tech support, and software features so helpful. That’s why we love what we do! Your positive feedback and great suggestions help us to continue providing the best possible experience for churches and volunteers.

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Teri G.

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great scheduling tool

Reviewed 5 years ago

We allow our church members to sign themselves up for volunteer positions. We don't assign them. Other systems expect you to assign your volunteers, so they didn't work for us. With MSP, we send an email early in the week with the full schedule of open positions and people pick the job they want. On Friday we print the schedule, usually with a few unfilled positions. We post a paper schedule so that on Sunday, people can see what is not filled and volunteer on the spot. They can sign up on the paper schedule for coming weeks. On Monday we add those paper signups online, then send another email, starting the whole process again. It has worked very well for us.

Pros

It allows us to schedule volunteer positions for Sunday worship. Our members began using it without too steep of a learning curve. It is very reliable. In over 4 years, I cannot think of a time that it was unavailable. It is stable and hasn't made changes that force us to change our procedures. It is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of schedules and positions. Volunteers can request substitutes automatically, without a staff member needed.

Cons

Administrators must have the software loaded locally - it is not fully web based. It does its functions well, but doesn't integrate with our church database. Our database system also has a scheduler, but MSP filled our need better until recently when the database system redid their scheduling. We will be moving from MSP to the database, only because of the advantages of one system. But, we have benefited greatly by having MSP, so we still recommend it.

Vendor response

Teri, Thanks again for your review! I wanted to update you about a new API integration available that would allow you to sync with your management system. You can learn more about it here (www.ministryschedulerpro.com/api), but I'd be happy to connect you to discuss the integration should you still hope to return to MSP. - Alicia Sturdy, Rotunda Software

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Zach G.

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Honest review. 0/10, Not recommended.

Reviewed 16 days ago

"No thank you" is what I say to this program.

Pros

It did the tasks at my previous job until we got a better system. Honestly the only pro I can give it. Not a good program in any sense of modern software.

Cons

It is difficult to step into as a new person on staff. Web functionality is minimal - can't even send a message to volunteers, or at least I haven't figured out how yet. (Should be easy to find, and a basic function should be accessible in online version.) The program is bulky, has a dated look and interface, and is difficult to set up on the computer. Only a certain number of devices are licensed...

Vendor response

Hi Zach, Thank you for sharing your perspective. The good news is MSP does offer many features you mentioned, like sending messages to volunteers via the web view, which we’d be happy to demonstrate. We can also guide you on how to deregister devices no longer in use. We understand that stepping into an admin role with any software can feel overwhelming, especially as a new staff member. We know the...

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Colleen M.

Religious Institutions, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best scheduling program for our parish

Reviewed 3 years ago

This program allows ministers to be responsible for entering their own information and eliminates the problems that a middle man can cause; misreading information, failing to add information etc. They are also responsible for requesting a sub and then helping their fellow ministers by filling in for them. It is working extremely well.

Pros

The integration process was easy, almost instant. Ministers reacted very positively to the interactivity of the program, appreciating the ease of requesting and sub and filling a position. The program tracks the times that ministers have been scheduled in the past and schedules appropriately going forward.

Cons

I can't thing of anything I don't like about the software.

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Julie H.

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Thing Ever

Reviewed 2 years ago

Was first exposed to it in 2013 and have now brought it with me to two other churches. LOVE IT>

Pros

This software is easy to use, easy to teach, allows for flexibility in how people are scheduled (auto or manual or a combination of them) and getting subs is as easy as a click. There is so much to love about this software.

Cons

Some of the rosterizing/reporting pieces are not as easy or intuitive. I cannot always get the information I really want in a straightforward manner.

Vendor response

Julie, thank you for sharing your glowing review! We’re thrilled that your experience with MSP has been so positive, and that MSP has helped you schedule volunteers in 3 different churches, that’s wonderful!

Ministry Scheduler Pro FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Ministry Scheduler Pro offer?

Ministry Scheduler Pro has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $40.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Q. Who are the typical users of Ministry Scheduler Pro?

Ministry Scheduler Pro has the following typical customers:
Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does Ministry Scheduler Pro support?

Ministry Scheduler Pro supports the following languages:
English, Spanish


Q. Does Ministry Scheduler Pro support mobile devices?

Ministry Scheduler Pro supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Ministry Scheduler Pro offer an API?

Yes, Ministry Scheduler Pro has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Ministry Scheduler Pro integrate with?

Ministry Scheduler Pro integrates with the following applications:
MinistryPlatform, Gabriel , ParishSOFT, ACS


Q. What level of support does Ministry Scheduler Pro offer?

Ministry Scheduler Pro offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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