Schedule the Christian Life and Ministry Meeting (CLM)

Scheduling the Christian Life and Ministry Meeting in New World 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. New World 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. Optionally, if you have added any Language Groups, either select Congregation or the Language Group name
  4. Optionally, select the School
  5. Click which Meeting Part you wish to Schedule
    • Note: You can also use Auto-Assign to automatically assign multiple parts.
  6. Select the person to do the part
  7. Repeat for each part
  8. Optionally, for any Auxiliary Schools select which Field Service Group should be the Audience
New World Scheduler Christian Life and Ministry Meeting Scheduler (CLM)

Select a Person to do the Life and Ministry Meeting part

After selecting a meeting Part to Schedule, a list of Available Persons is then shown. This list can be sorted by the following Sort Options:

  • Recent This. The last time the person gave this part. E.g. Chairman, Return Visit, Congregation Bible Study, etc.
  • Recent School. The last time the person gave any School part, not including Assistant. E.g. Initial Call, Return Visit, Bible Study, Student Talk.
  • Recent Assistant. The last time the person was an Assistant.

By default, the list is sorted by Recent This, then by Recent School. This also means the top yellow-highlighted person is the recommend person to give this part. It is also the same person Auto-Assign would choose.

  • Note: Only Active persons who have the correct Assign value will show in this list. See Assign Privileges and Duties.
  • Note: If a person already has a part on the meeting, a warning symbol will be shown. If they are Away (or on holiday), a red warning will be shown. Hover over the warning to see what specific parts they have that meeting.
  1. Select a Person to handle the part
    • Note: Their Part History and Person Notes are then shown on the right.
  2. Click OK to assign this person to the meeting part
New World Scheduler Christian Life and Ministry Meeting Scheduler (CLM) Select Person (2)

Additional Scheduling Information

  • 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.
  • The language of the Life and Ministry meeting data comes from both your Congregation Language and Program Language Settings.

Change or Remove an Assignment

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

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

Change or Edit Life and Ministry Meeting Parts

For flexibility, you can adjust both the Living 1 and Living 2 part titles and timing.

The timing for the Congregation Bible Study will automatically be adjusted based on the combined timing of the Living 1 and Living 2 parts.

You cannot add a third Living part, nor can you adjust any other meeting parts. There is no written direction allowing elders to do this.

Life and Ministry Meeting Reminders and Notifications

Quick Steps

The following Quick Steps are available:

  • Send Life and Ministry Meeting Assignment Reminders
  • Send Chairman Outlines to chairmen
  • Send Assignment Slips to students
  • Send School Worksheets to chairmen and auxiliary counsellors

NW Publisher app

Life and Ministry Meeting schedules and upcoming Life and Ministry Meeting assignments can be sent to and displayed on the NW Publisher app, along with Notifications and Reminders.

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

Auto-Assign is a feature in New World 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 Persons, as set in Assign Privileges and Duties

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

Schedule a Language Group

Language Groups can schedule their own Christian Life and Ministry meeting.

After you have added a Language Group and ticked Midweek Meeting, the Schedule Life and Ministry Meeting screen will allow you to chose between either Congregation or Language Group scheduling.

Only persons who have been assigned to the Language Group will be shown when scheduling Language Groups.

Common Questions and Problems

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

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

Please check the person is:

  1. Either Active or a CLM Student. See Person > Spiritual
  2. Assigned to that assignment or duty. See Persons > Assign

Please carefully re-read Additional Scheduling Information

For flexibility, you can adjust both the Living 1 and Living 2 part titles and timing.

You cannot add a third Living part, nor can you adjust any other meeting part. There is no written direction allowing elders to do this.

Generally, the language of the Life and Ministry meeting data comes from the Congregation Language. Please ensure this is set correctly.

Some display data comes from your Program Language. Please ensure this is also set correctly.

If you later change your Congregation Language or Program Language, this may affect the meeting data language.

Additionally, if multiple users are using a different Program languages, this may also affect the meeting data language.

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 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.

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, New World 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.

This is not possible, and not necessary.

The Circuit Overseer already knows he is giving the Closing Prayer, so there is no need to schedule him to do so.

Simply leave the Closing Prayer field blank.

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

Languages Groups are handled differently in different congregations.

In some congregations, Language Group persons also have assignments in the main congregation. In other congregations, they don’t. And still in other congregations, some persons do, and some persons don’t.

New World Scheduler does not know how your congregation does things. It is therefore not possible to prevent Language Group persons from being available for selection in the main congregation.

If you don’t want a Language Group person to give a part in the main congregation, simply do not select them.

No, the Instructions for Our Christian Life and Ministry Meeting specifically state that the study point is recorded by the student, and not the Chairman. New World Scheduler is obedient to all direction given.

4 weeks of Life and Ministry Meeting schedules, Weekend Meeting schedules, Field Service schedules and Public Witnessing schedules are shown in NW Publisher app. This cannot be changed.

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