Living as Christians sectionMiddle SongNo. of itemsDemonstrationsLiving ItemsCongregation Bible StudyCircuit Overseer Service TalkClosing SongPrayerOverriding Times

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Middle Song

Middle SongUse the dropdown list to specify the middle song. Note that you can type the first 3 digits to quickly jump to the song in the list. E.g: 001, 010, 100.


Number of Items

Number LAC ItemsYou can specify 1 or 2 Living as Christian assignments.


Living Items

There are 1 or 2 Living as Christian assignments. The combined time for both of these items should add up to 15 minutes.

Living as Christians items

Under normal circumstances you will not have to specify the theme or method since the volunteers who provide the monthly data will fill it in for you. However, if you are using a language that doesn't have a volunteer, or if you are preparing your schedule in advance of the volunteer then you will need to specify this information.

The application comes with a predefined set of methods which are based on those used in the workbooks. Use the Customize Lists feature to add any others that you need.

Checked AssignmentsYou need to use the Publishers Database to specify who can be given these assignments. You will need to tick the following assignment for them to show in dropdown lists:

  • Midweek Meeting

Overriding Times

As previously mentioned, you don't normally have to adjust the timings here. However, for the benefit of volunteers who input the information, or if you are required to enter the details yourself, then you will find the following tips useful.

1. It will automatically set the duration of the first item to 15 minutes If you set the number of assignments to 1.

2. When there are two items, and you change the duration using the dropdown lists of one of the items, the other will automatically adjust so that the total is 15 minutes.

3. You can also type in a different value and override the defaults. Changing the durations like this won't automatically alter the other item duration. This means that you can extend the combined timing of these items to more than 15 minutes. You might need to do this if you have had to alter the meeting in any way For example:

Override Times

In the above scenario I have done the following:

  • Set the number of items to 2.
  • Reduced the time of the first item to 10 minutes using the dropdown list.
  • Specified the custom theme and method for the additional item.
  • Manually typed in a duration of 10 minutes (I did it this way because using the dropdown list would cause the other items timing to change and I don't want that).

As you can see, the total duration for both of these items is now 20 minutes and not 15. Therefore, we now need to reduce the Congregation Bible Study by 5 minutes and make it 25 minutes.


Overriding Times - Schedule PreviewIt is also possible to extend the duration of the closing comments (normally 3 minutes). You do this by reducing the duration of the Congregation Bible Study or one of the previous items. Let us continue with the example above, and reduce the Bible Study another 5 minutes, bringing it down to 20 minutes. The schedule would look like:

As you can see, the closing comments section is now extended to 8 minutes.

It is hoped that this extra functionality will permit you to make any required adjustments that may occasionally come up.

Notes IconYou can type in a different name if you need to, or you can use the assignment history feature to make your selection.


Demonstrations | Interviews | Soliloquy's

Demonstrations IconYou can click on the small symbol to display the Demonstrations Manager. Technically it is the responsibility of the brother handling his item to arrange who he will use. But there are situations where it is appropriate for this information to be agreed and allocated and therefore included on the schedule.

Checked AssignmentsYou need to use the Publishers Database to specify who can be given these assignments. You will need to tick the following assignment for them to show in dropdown lists:

  • Demonstrations

Note IconPlease be aware that demonstration information is not currently displayed on any of the default S140 Templates. This is due to the limited free space available and also due to the fact that demonstrations don't seem to be assigned any more. Therefore, under normal circumstances this feature is not used.


Congregation Bible Study

Specify who has been assigned as the Conductor and Reader for the Congregation Bible Study. Under normal circumstances it is 30 minutes but you can reduce this time if you need to. The extra time will be added to the concluding comments part.

Congregation Bible Study

Checked AssignmentsYou need to use the Publishers Database to specify who can be given these assignments. You will need to tick the following assignments for them to show in dropdown lists:

  • CBS Conductor
  • CBS Reader

Notes IconYou can type in a different name if you need to, or you can use the assignment history feature to make your selection.


Circuit Visit Service Talk

Circuit VisitSet this option when you have the Circuit Overseer visit. The controls will adjust as indicated. In addition, the schedule will adjust so that the chairman gives his final comments before inviting the circuit overseer on to the platform.

Note IconConsider using the Special Events manager to specify your circuit visits. If you set the options correctly then the editor will automatically detect your visit when you create your new schedule.

The Circuit Overseer will choose the closing song. You should have sufficient time to contact him and request this information so that your schedule can be complete.


Closing Song

Closing SongUse the dropdown list to specify the closing song. Note that you can type the first 3 digits to quickly jump to the song in the list. E.g: 001, 010, 100.


Closing Prayer

Closing PrayerUse the dropdown lists to specify who is going to close the meeting in prayer..

Notes IconYou can type in a different name if you need to, or you can use the assignment history feature to make your selection.

Checked AssignmentsYou need to use the Publishers Database to specify who can be given these assignments. You will need to tick the following assignment for them to show in dropdown lists:

  • Midweek Prayer (this applies to both Open and Close Prayer).