Neighbor Congregations & Public Speakers

JW Scheduler Neighbor Congregations & Public Speakers allows you to add Neighbor Congregations and Public Speakers, which are then used for quickly and easily scheduling Public Talks. You can also edit your own Away Public Speakers from this screen.

Additionally, Public Speakers can Import and Export Public Speakers from any neighboring congregations. If a neighboring congregation is not using JW Scheduler, you can still add them, and still print reports of your Public Speakers for them.

To Add and Edit Public Speakers and Neighboring Congregations, click Congregation > Neighbor Congregations & Public Speakers

JW Scheduler Neighbor Congregations and Public Speakers Menu

Add or Edit Neighbor Congregations

  • Note: Your own congregation is automatically added and will always appear first at the top. It obviously can’t be removed.
  • Note: For your own congregation, only the Notes field can be edited. To adjust other fields, please see Congregation InformationCircuits and/or Congregation Assignments.
  • Note: You can also automatically Share Neighbor Congregations and Public Speakers using Public Speaker Sharing.
  1. Click Congregation > Neighbor Congregations & Public Speakers
  2. Under Congregations, click New
  3. A new Neighbor Congregation will be added.
  4. Enter any of the following:
    • Congregation Name
    • Circuit
    • Weekend Meeting Day & Time
      • Note: To enter Next Years Meeting Day & Time, first tick the checkbox for next year, then make the change.
    • Kingdom Hall Address
    • Notes. Any special notes about your congregation or another congregation that a visiting Public Speaker might need.
    • COBE Contact Name
    • COBE Contact Phone
    • COBE Contact Email
    • Public Talk Contact Name
    • Public Talk Contact Phone
    • Public Talk Contact Email
JW Scheduler Neighbor Congregations and Public Speakers

Add or Edit Public Speakers

  • Note: To add or edit public speakers in your own congregation, please see Add Members and Assign Privileges and Duties. In Congregation > Public Speakers, you can only edit the Talk Outlines, Local Notes and Public Notes for local speakers with the Public Talk Away privilege.
  • Note: You can also automatically Share Public Speakers using Public Speaker Sharing.
  1. Click Congregation > Neighbor Congregations & Public Speakers
  2. Under Congregations, select the Congregation you wish to add a Public Speaker
    • Note: To add members to your own congregation, please see Add Members.
  3. Under Public Speakers, click New
  4. A new Public Speaker will be added.
  5. Enter the NamePhone and Email of the new member.
  6. Select their Privilege.
  7. Enter the Talk Outlines they can give, separated by a comma. E.G. 14,78,123,145
  8. Select their Away Frequency. This means how often they should be available for Away Talks.
    • Note: This can be set by either Weeks or Calendar Months. For example 1 Calendar Month means a speaker can only be scheduled once per month, regardless of what date during the month. 4 Weeks means a speaker can only be scheduled once every 4 weeks, regardless of what month it is.
  9. Optionally, enter Public Notes. These are notes about the Public Speaker which will be shared with other congregations. E.G. English talks only.
  10. Optionally, enter Local Notes. These are notes about the Public Speaker which are not shared with other congregations, and only appear locally. E.G. Speaker rating or style.

Import or Export Public Speakers

Please see Import or Export Public Speakers

  • Note: Public Speaker Sharing can automatically share and synchronise all Public Speakers in the whole circuit.

Common Questions and Problems

Please carefully re-read the Add or Edit Neighbor Congregations section above.

Your own congregation is automatically added and will always appear first at the top. It obviously can’t be removed. To edit details for your local congregation, please see Congregation Information and Congregation Assignments.

If you see it listed twice, this means it was manually added. You should not do this, so please remove the second listing.

Please carefully re-read the Add or Edit Neighbor Congregations section above.

Your own congregation is automatically added and will always appear first at the top. It obviously can’t be removed. Your own congregation is automatically added and will always appear first at the top. It obviously can’t be removed.

To edit details for your local congregation, please see Congregation InformationCircuits and/or Congregation Assignments.

Please carefully re-read the Add or Edit Public Speakers section above.

To add or edit public speakers in your own congregation, please see Add Members and Assign Privileges and Duties. In Congregation > Public Speakers, you can only edit the Talk OutlinesLocal Notes and Public Notes for local speakers with the Public Talk Away privilege.

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