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

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Schedule the Christian Life and Ministry Meeting

  • Note: The Christian Life and Ministry meeting schedule automatically updates. Please see Updating Christian Life and Ministry Meeting schedule for more information.
  • Note: To add a Congregation Event, such as Circuit Overseer, Circuit Assembly, etc. please see Congregation Events. JW Scheduler scheduler will not automatically clear any Assignments on these weeks, you must do this manually in accordance with local circumstances.
  1. Click Schedule > Life and Ministry Meeting
  2. On the left, select the Meeting you wish to Schedule.
    • Note: Meetings with a Congregation Event for that week will be highlighted in blue.
  3. On the right, optionally select the School.
  4. On the right, select which Meeting Part you wish to Schedule.
    • Note: You can also use Auto-Assign to automatically assign multiple parts.
  5. 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: Only Active members who have the correct Assign value will show in this list. Please see Help > Members for more information.
    • Note: If a member already has a part on the meeting, a yellow warning will be shown. If they are Away, a red warning will be shown.
  6. Select a Member to handle the part
  7. Click OK
  8. Repeat for each part
  9. Optionally, for any Auxiliary Schools select which Field Service Group should be the Audience
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Additional Scheduling Information

  • As per S-38, Sample Conversation Videos are automatically assigned to the Chairman. This cannot be changed.
  • For flexibility, you can adjust both the Living 1 and Living 2 part titles and timing. You cannot add a third Living part.
  • Each part must have a Member assigned, or it will not be shown in the JWS Publisher app. ‘Video only’ Living parts should logically be assigned to whichever brother will announce the video and ask for it to be played, usually the Chairman.

Change or Remove an Assignment

To change an assignment, simply click on 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.

Auto-Assign can save time and also ensure students are evenly scheduled. However, Auto-Assign should please be used responsibly.

  • Note: Please see Auto-Assign Help for more information about how Auto-Assign works, Auto-Assign limitations and how to best use Auto-Assign.

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

  • Note: Tick All COBE Parts or All LMMO Parts to automatically select all COBE or LMMO parts.
JW Scheduler Schedule Life and Ministry Meeting Auto-Assign

Schedule a Language Group

  1. On the left, select the date of 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 Language Group.
  3. Tick the checkbox Language Group.
    • Note: Only School 2 or School 3 can be set as a 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.

Only Active members who have the correct Assign value set will show in this list.

Please check the member is:

  1. Active. See Members > Spiritual
  2. Assigned to that assignment or duty. See Members > Assign

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

To add or remove a Congregation Event, such as Circuit Overseer, Circuit Assembly, etc. please see Congregation Events and Announcements.

Yes, please carefully re-read the section Schedule a Language Group above.

However you cannot schedule the Weekend Meeting for a Language Group. JW Scheduler does not support this.

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

As per S-38, Sample Conversation Videos are automatically assigned to the Chairman. This cannot be changed.

‘Video only’ Living parts should logically be assigned to whichever brother will announce the video and ask for it to be played, usually the Chairman.

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

Local circumstances vary, and some congregations may still have certain parts during the week. Additionally, sometimes brothers set the wrong week as a Congregation Event.

Therefore, JW Scheduler will not automatically clear or remove any assignments for Special Event weeks. If need, you can do this manually. Additionally assignments can still be scheduled on these weeks if needed.

Please see Congregation Information and ensure This Year and Next Year meeting Day and Time is correct.

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