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Cannot Serve Times and Away Periods

Ministers are not always available to serve. For each minister, you can select the days, weeks, and away periods to ensure they aren't scheduled during those times. On the Information tab, click Ministers > Date Restrictions.

If a minister serves in more than one ministry, you can set an away period for each ministry.
  • For example, a minister may not want to serve as a lector the week of Christmas but is still available to serve in the choir that week. In that case, you can set up an away period for the lector ministry, but the minister would still be considered for scheduling in the choir ministry.
    Away Period set from 12/21 to 12/27 with "Lector" selected for Ministry
  • If, for example, a minister will be out of the country on a summer mission trip, leave the Ministry field blank so the minister is not scheduled for any ministry.
    Away Period set from 8/1 to 8/15 with Ministry column left blank and "Reason Away" entered as "Mission Trip"