Congregation Information

JW Scheduler lets you enter lots of useful information about your Congregation. Some of this information is then used throughout JW Scheduler to help you better schedule and manage your congregation.

Click Congregation to:

JW Scheduler Congregation Information

Edit and Update Congregation Information

Congregation ID. This is your unique Congregation ID and is automatically assigned by JW Scheduler. You will need this ID to Share the Congregation with others.

Congregation Name. The name of your congregation.

Congregation Language. The language of your congregation. This will affect the language of the Life and Ministry Meeting, Public Talks, Schedules and Printing.

  • Tip: This can be different to the JW Scheduler Program Language. For example, you can set JW Scheduler to be in English, but your congregation is Chinese.

Weekend Meeting Day & Time. The day and time of your weekend meeting. This affects how various schedule dates display and print, such as Public Talks.

Midweek Meeting Day & Time. The day of your midweek meeting. This affects how various schedule dates display and print, such as the Life and Ministry Meeting.

Kingdom Hall Address. The address of your Kingdom Hall. This can be sent to Visiting Public Speakers, as shows when scheduling Field Service meetings from the Kingdom Hall.

Usual number of Schools. How many Life and Ministry meeting schools you usually have.

  • Note: You can also add or remove schools on the Life and Ministry Schedule view.

Circuit Overseer Name. The name of your Circuit Overseer. This is shown on various schedules and Emergency Lists.

Circuit Overseer Contact Details. The Contact Details of your Circuit Overseer. This is shown on various Emergency Lists.

Backup your Congregation

JW Scheduler Backup Congregation

To backup your congregation (which includes all JW Scheduler data):

  1. Click the Backup Congregation button
  2. Select a location to save the backup
  3. Click OK

Your Backup File will then be saved as a ZIP file. You can transfer your backup file to USB, OneDrive, Google Drive or any other location. You could also send this to another brother who uses JW Scheduler. All Congregation, Members, Scheduler and Field Service data is saved in the backup file. The backup file saves everything.

  • Note: All backup files are fully encrypted, and can only be opened again by JW Scheduler.
  • Tip: Another way to Backup your congregation is to enable Congregation Sharing. This will create an encrypted backup on the JW Scheduler Servers.

Restore a Congregation

JW Scheduler Restore Congregation

You can Restore a Congregation from File or Automatic Backup. This will restore all JW Scheduler data for this congregation, including Members and Schedules.

To Restore a Congregation from File:

  1. Select from File
  2. Click the Restore Congregation button
  3. Confirm that all existing data will be overwritten
  4. Locate your Backup File
  5. Click OK
  6. All Congregation, Members, Schedule and Field Service data in the backup file will then be restored to JW Scheduler.

To Restore a Congregation from Automatic Backup:

  1. Select from Automatic Backup
  2. Click the Restore Congregation button
  3. Confirm that all existing data will be overwritten
  4. Select which Automatic Backup you wish to use
  5. Click Restore
  6. All Congregation, Members, Schedule and Field Service data in the backup file will then be restored to JW Scheduler.

Delete a Congregation

JW Scheduler Delete Congregation

To delete a congregation and all data:

  1. Click the Delete Congregation button.
  2. If you have enabled Congregation Sharing, you will also be asked if you want to remove the Congregation from the JW Scheduler Sharing servers, select Yes or No.
    1. Note: Only remove the congregation from Sharing if no other members of your congregation still use JW Scheduler.
  3. If you have enabled the JW Scheduler App, you will also be asked if you want to disable the App, select Yes or No.
    1. Note: Only disable the App if no members in your congregation use the JW Scheduler App.
  4. Confirm your choice by clicking Continue.
  • Note: This can not be undone! However you can still restore the congregation from a Backup File or Automatic Backup.

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