Merry Christmas from Garrett, Tom, Joel, Mike and Lori. While Mike and Lori could not make “picture day”, we all wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your continued support of WorshipPlanning.com. It is still such an honor and privilege to serve you and your team.
In the past we have sent Christmas cards via postal mail to subscribing churches. This year, we are going a little greener. This e-card saves trees…and the computer bits are fully recyclable!
Our yule logs might be fake, and our Christmas tree small, but our wishes that you have a blessed holiday season are real and big!!!
Serving With You,
– The WP Team
(Garrett, Tom, and Joel)
We realize two blog posts within just a few days of each other might blow you away, but we just rolled out a feature we know some of you have been really wanting to see. The “Schedule Grid” page (in its beta version) shows you a table of people down the left column, and services across the top. In the grid cells are data about the person’s schedule (roll, response, availability). You can also filter the view to show just a specific date range of services, just master services, and a specific team.
This page can be found on the “Schedule” tab of the “People” navigation link. Give it a shot and let us know your thoughts. Be warned that churches with tons of people and services might see slower load times of the page until we are able to tune the code a bit.
And, by the way, the ability to print and/or export this to a spreadsheet is coming very soon.
We hope this update finds you well and into the Christmas spirit. Seems like this time of the year really zips on by, as this is a busy time for both family and worship ministry lives.
In light of how critical it is for things to operate in a timely and consistent manner during the services leading up to Christmas, we are especially selective in the updates we apply to the WP site. At this point, we have two small updates we applied to My.WorshipPlanning.com.
1) Virtual Stage Access – Your Helpers now have access to the latest virtual stage arrangements you make. No changes to the Virtual Stage can be made in the MyWP site (regardless of security level), but the stage can be printed just like in the regular WP site.
2) Advanced Print-out Pages – Helpers now also have access to the various service-flow printout options that are available to Planners in the regular WP site.
We are planning to improve the layout of the My Schedule page in the MyWP site, including the ability to view past services (for the sake of allowing 360WP surveys to be filled out), and the ability for a Helper to respond to multiple services at once.