Edit DemonstrationClick on the small symbol on the Christian Life and Ministry Editor to view Demonstration Editor.

Note IconThe Demonstrations Editor was developed prior to the implementation of the new midweek meeting format. At that time we used to have a lot more demonstrations. These days we tend to watch videos instead. That said, sometimes there are interviews so it was felt that the editor should remain.

Step 1

Set the number of required assignments for the current meeting item.

Step 2

Set demonstration typeNow select from the dropdown list the type of assignment you wish to populate with publisher names.

Step 3

Use prefixSet the prefix text (if required). This is particularly useful to specify what is being demonstrated (eg: (w) or (g)).

Step 4

Number participantsFinally, set the number of participants for the assignment.


Then, for each participant you need to specify the following:

Select their Task

Participant TaskThe program comes with 5 predefined tasks:

- Publisher
- Householder
- Soliloquy
- Assistant (like a helper to the publisher or householder)
- Interviewee

You will notice though that this screen shot includes Digital Assistant. This is to show you that the list of tasks can be customized (click the link for details).

Select the Publisher

Select publisherClicking on the Select button brings up another dialogue with personnel details; these include quick review of history of their assignments, number of times used, when last used and a more detailed view of publisher demonstration history, as well as sort, filter and add/edit or delete publisher details.

Publisher selector

Click on a name and click Select for the demonstration grid to be populated and displayed in the midweek meeting print preview dialogue box.

Sample demonstration info shown on schedule

Note IconAt the moment demonstration information will not be displayed if you use any of the S-140 templates. This is due to limited space on the page. You would have to customize the template.

Filtering

Use the filtering options provided to restrict the list of publishers displayed in the list:

Filtering Options

The filters are applied in order (from left to right). Here is more details:

Main Filter

The main filter is the gender. At least one of them must be ticked.

Note IconSister is disabled when you are in the context of selecting a bible reader.

Appointed

Sub filter 1 is the appointment status. The brothers filter must be ticked for these to be enabled. They do not apply to sisters.

Assignment

Sub filter 2 is the last assignment status. So you can easily identify which publishers were last used as an assistant (for example).

Privilege

Sub filter 3 is the privilege status. So you can limit the list to just the regular pioneers (for example).

Note IconDemonstration is disabled when you are in the context of selecting a student.

Name

Sub filter 4 is the publishers name. The wording entered can be found anywhere in their name.


Additional Notes

  • The window can be resized and the position will be remembered.
  • You can sort the information by clicking on the Name or Last Used For column headings (ascending or descending order).
  • The demonstration information will be included when you save your schedule, update your assignment history, or send the schedule to Google Calendar.
  • You have control over how the information is displayed on your schedule by making use of the Advanced Customization features.
  • At this point in time the S-140 schedule templates do not display the demonstration details. This is due to the format of the schedule and limited space for showing extra information.