Ministry Scheduler Pro

RATING:

4.7

(39)

About Ministry Scheduler Pro

Ministry Scheduler Pro is a church volunteer management solution that helps religious organizations streamline processes related to scheduling, training monitoring, announcement distribution, availability tracking, and more on a centralized platform. It enables team members to utilize the built-in calendar tools to create flexible schedules with assigned roles. Ministry Scheduler Pro enables team members to post schedules online and automatically send personalized reminder messages regarding upcoming volunteer activities, reducing overall no-shows. Administrators can distribute early morning services, weekly readings, choir participation, server duties, and more based on individual, family, and organizational preferences. Ministry Scheduler Pro is available on annual ...

Ministry Scheduler Pro Pricing

Maintenance fees are not paid until six months after a license is purchased, and all licenses come with a Six-Month Money Back Guarantee. Learn more here: https://www.ministryschedulerpro.com/pricing

Starting price: 

$40.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Ministry Scheduler Pro Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Ministry Scheduler Pro

1 - 5 of 39 Reviews

User Profile

Ronald

Verified reviewer

Religious Institutions, 1 employee

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2024

Ministry Scheduler Pro Admin

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.

Teri

Verified reviewer

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2019

Great scheduling tool

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.

Reason for choosing Ministry Scheduler Pro

The ability to sign yourself up. The ease of emailing positions and full schedules.

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

Replied April 2022

Mary

Religious Institutions, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2024

A Real Timesaver

PROS

MSP organizes all the data about my volunteers across all the ministries and I don't have to keep track of it myself. Most volunteers are tech-savvy and can update their information each time I send a request for updates. For those who can't, it is easy for me to quickly input the information and the system does the rest!

CONS

Our parish has used the program for so long that some of the initial setup is outdated and it is not intuitive to figure out what I can delete without harming what does work.

Becky

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed February 2019

Doesn't compare to other scheduling software

Ministry Scheduler Pro didn't meet the needs of my ministry team. The features allow for scheduling and it's certainly better than using paper or a personal spreadsheet because it allows users to receive and respond to requests, but other softwares have allowed my organization to put more (and prettier) features right in an app on their phones for ease of access, and we won't ever go back.

PROS

It's affordable and simple for ministries with only a few volunteers.

CONS

It's far too simplistic and doesn't give volunteers/users the integrated experience to find all the resources needed in one place.

Becca

Religious Institutions, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed January 2024

Ministry Scheduler Pro

PROS

Scheduling with Ministry Scheduler Pro has saved a lot of time that I am able to dedicate elsewhere. Our volunteers love that they can set up their service times and black out dates that they may be away from their home parish, as well as automatically scheduling with their families. It has also made finding subs and making trades more convenient - just click a button and the operation handles itself.

CONS

I wish the app was more comparable to the web terminal as far as features go. Most of our volunteers solely use the mobile app and things like having the roster available in the app or having the parish FAQ I posted on the web terminal landing page would be helpful.

Vendor Response

Hello Becca, thank you for your review and feedback! I have noted the Rosters functionality, and can confirm that this is one of our most requested app features, and is slated to be implemented in a future update. Feel free to reach out to us directly with any feedback or questions as well!

Replied January 2024