Meeting Schedule Assistant now supports Our Christian Life and Ministry (OCLM) meeting scheduling, the easy way to create fully formatted, detailed, accurate, eye catching reports that can be printed and exported for the Notice Board and servant body of the congregation. Also you can create and print worksheets for the chairmen/auxiliary class counsellors and assignment slips for students.
Meeting Schedule Assistant especially is helpful with its drop-down lists of commonly used material such as various Themes and Methods used during OCLM Meeting program parts. Timing of assignments is calculated automatically, and song titles are generated automatically. Special events are easily catered for, such as during the circuit overseer visit or when there is an assembly/convention.
There is no functionality for automatically populating assignments. However, it does have an assignment history facility which, if used properly, should assist you in making balanced selections.
If you have suggestions to offer to make Meeting Schedule Assistant OCLM meeting schedules even better, please contact me.
How to use the editor
Update the various settings related to OCLM scheduling from the Options menu.
- Select Options to customize your preference for meeting day and time. Adjust other settings according to your needs.
- Update the Publishers Database (if required). Within the Assignment field are entries for: Midweek Chairman, Midweek Prayer and Midweek Meeting. Add the names of brothers used for the OCLM meeting program parts. While there, you may determine the individual brothers Availability. You should also add names into the CBS Conductor and CBS Reader assignments too.
- Set any Special Events.
Select the Date Range of the schedule to be created:
Use the left calendar to set the start date. You can click on any day within the first week required.
Similarly, use the right calendar to set the end date. Here you can also click on any day within the last week required.
Under File, select Create a OCLM Report or Open (a previously made) OCLM Report.
Please see the Midweek Editor help topic for full details about populating your schedules.
Save the MWB (Meeting Work Book) in a folder of your choice, for access later.