Groups and Families

JW Scheduler allows you to create and edit Field Service Groups, Other Groups and Families.

To create or edit Groups and Families, click Congregation > Groups and Families

JW Scheduler Congregation Groups and Families Menu

New Field Service Group, Other Group or Family

  1. Select the Group Type you wish to create
    • Field Service Groups are for congregation Field Service Groups.
    • Other Groups are used for Congregation Events (Other) and scheduling Hospitality, Cleaning or Garden Care.
    • Families are for Families in your congregation.
  2. Click New
  3. Enter the Name of the Field Service Group, Other Group or Family
JW Scheduler Congregation Field Service Groups Other Groups and Families

Delete a Field Service Group, Other Group or Family

  • Note: The “Unassigned” Field Service Group and “None” Family cannot be deleted or edited. These are automatic groups that represent those without a Field Service Group or Family.
  1. Select the Group Type
  2. Select the Field Service Group, Other Group or Family you wish to delete
  3. Click Delete

Group Field Service Meetings

Field Service Groups can have one or more weekly Field Service Meetings. These meetings will automatically display on the Field Service Schedule.

Group Field Service Meeting are conducted by and arranged by the Field Service Group Overseernot the Service Overseer (sfl 7.2.2)

  1. Set the Group Type to Field Service Group
  2. Select the Group
  3. Click Field Service Meetings
  4. Create New or Remove existing Group Field Service Meetings
JW Scheduler Congregation Field Service Groups Field Service Meetings

Add Members to a Group or Family

  • Note: Members can also be added to a Field Service Group in Members > Spiritual
  • Note: Members can also be added to a Family in Members > Information
  1. Select the Group Type
  2. Select a Group or Family
  3. In the list of Members not in Group, select the member(s) you wish to add
  4. Click Add
  5. Alternately, use Filter, Group and Search to limit the Members not in Group list, then click Add All

Remove Members from a Group or Family

  1. Select the Group Type
  2. Select a Group or Family
  3. In the list of Members, select the member(s) you wish to remove
  4. Click Remove
  5. Alternately, click Remove All

Group Overseers, Captains and Family Heads

  1. Select the Group Type
  2. Select the Group or Family
  3. Select the Member
  4. Select either Group Overseer, Group Assistant, Group Captain or Family Head

Common Questions and Problems

A new Family is automatically created when you tick Members > Family Head. If you then un-tick Family Head, you are given the option to remove the Family. If you choose not to remove the family, you may end up with duplicate families.

In this case, simply Delete the duplicates.

Yes, please carefully re-read Group Field Service Meetings above.

Locations can be added or edited from Congregation > Locations and Circuits and may include Links

No. Group Field Service Meetings are conducted by and arranged by the Field Service Group Overseer, not the Service Overseer (sfl 7.2.2).

You cannot schedule who will conduct the Group Field Service Meeting, since that will always be either the Group Overseer or someone he himself occasionally assigns.

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