Schedule the Christian Life and Ministry Meeting (CLM)

Scheduling the Christian Life and Ministry Meeting in JW Scheduler is quick and easy! The Coordinator of the Body of Elders and the Life and Ministry Meeting Overseer can both schedule the various parts of the Christian Life and Ministry Meeting.

To schedule the Christian Life and Ministry (CLM) Meeting, click Schedule > Life and Ministry Meeting

JW Scheduler Christian Life and Ministry Meeting Scheduler Menu

Schedule the Christian Life and Ministry Meeting

  • Note: The Christian Life and Ministry meeting schedule will automatically update when the new schedule is available. Please see Updating JW Scheduler for more information.
  • Note: To set a week as Circuit Overseer, Circuit Assembly or any other Special Event, please see Congregation Events and Announcements
  1. Click Schedule > Life and Ministry Meeting
  2. On the left, select the Meeting you wish to Schedule.
  3. On the right, select which Meeting Part you wish to Schedule.
    • Note: You can also click Auto-Assign to automatically assign multiple parts.
  4. A list of Available Members is then shown. This list is sorted by the date the member last gave this particular part, and then by the date they last gave any part. This means the member at the top is the recommend member to give this part.
    • Note: The list of Available Members is based off Members > Assign Privileges and Duties
    • Note: If a member already has a part on the meeting, a yellow triangle will show next to their name.
    • Note: You can also Search for a particular member.
  5. Select a Member to handle the part.
  6. Click OK
  7. Repeat for each part.
  • Note: For flexibility, you can adjust both the Living 1 and Living 2 part titles and timing. You cannot add a third Living part.
  • Note: Due to this flexibility, the Living 1 and 2 Part Titles are set the first time the schedule is accessed based on the Congregation Language Meeting Data. If your Congregation Language was previously set incorrectly, or not set at all, the Living Titles for that period will not be in the correct language. Please adjust manually.
JW Scheduler Christian Life and Ministry Meeting Scheduler

Schedule the Life and Ministry Meeting School Parts

  1. On the left, select the Meeting you wish to Schedule.
  2. On the right, select which School you want to Schedule.
  3. Select which School Part you wish to Schedule.
    • Note: You can also use Auto-Assign to automatically assign multiple school parts.
    • Note: Sometimes parts are greyed out since they are handled by the Chairman or Auxiliary Classroom Counselor. Therefore you cannot schedule these parts. This part will auto-fill when the Chairman or Auxiliary Classroom Counselor is entered.
  4. A list of Available Members is then shown. This list is sorted by the date the member last gave this particular part, and then by the date they last gave any part. This means the member at the top is the recommend member to give this part.
    • Note: The list of Available Members is based off Members > Assign Privileges and Duties
    • Note: If a member already has a part on the meeting, a yellow triangle will show next to their name.
    • Note: If you use Auto-Assign, the top member in the list will be selected.
  5. Select a Member to handle the part.
  6. Click OK
  7. Repeat for each school part
  8. Optionally, for any Auxiliary Schools select which Field Service Group should be the Audience

Change or Remove an Assignment

To change an assignment, simply click on the the Meeting Part you wish to change, then select a new member.

To remove an assignment, simply click on the Meeting part you wish to remove, click Clear, then click Select.

Add or Remove Schools

Adjust the Usual number of Schools to how many Life and Ministry meeting schools you usually have. This will ensure all future weeks have this amount of schools.

On the other hand, if you need to add a school for only a few weeks, click Add to add a School to that week.

You can also remove a school for a particular week by clicking Remove. E.G. The week of the Circuit Overseer.

Auto-Assign the Life and Ministry Meeting Schedule

Auto-Assign is a feature in JW Scheduler that allows the Coordinator of the Body of Elders and the Life and Ministry Meeting Overseer to automatically select which students will handle each part.

This can save much time and ensure students are evenly scheduled. However this must be used with discretion. Please see JW Scheduler Auto-Assign for more information about how Auto-Assign works, and how to best use Auto-Assign.

Auto-Assign uses any Available Members, as set in Members > Assign Privileges and Duties

JW Scheduler Life and Ministry Meeting scheduler Auto-Assign

Schedule a Foreign Language Group

  1. On the left, select the Meeting you wish to Schedule.
  2. On the right, either Add a new School, or select an existing School you want to set as a Foreign Language Group.
  3. Above the heading Apply Yourself to the Field Ministry, tick the box Is Foreign Language Group.
    • Note: Only School 2 or School 3 can be set as a Foreign Language Group.
  4. You can now set additional Parts for the Foreign Language Group, including Treasures from God’s Word, Digging for Spiritual Gems, Living as Christians and Congregation Bible Study.

Common Questions and Problems

Please carefully re-read the section Schedule the Christian Life and Ministry Meeting above.

To allow for flexibility, the Living 1 and 2 Part Titles are set the first time the schedule is accessed based on the Congregation Language Meeting Data. If your Congregation Language was previously set incorrectly, or not set at all, the Living Titles for that period will not be in the correct language. Please adjust manually.

Once you have correctly set the Congregation Languages, all future months Living Titles will be correct.

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