At our church, we have a lot of volunteers who serve in mulitple ministries. For example, one person might be on the Nursery list, they might be on the list to serve at after-church coffee time, and might also teach in one of the children's programs that meets during worship. Each of these ministries asks people to serve every 8-12 weeks, so we inevitably encounter schedule conflicts.
Recently, someone suggested that we try to centralize and streamline our schedules to avoid scheduling conflicts. This sounds like a great idea! But also something that would take some time - and is just different that how we handle now with each ministry doing their own scheduling.
Does your church actively work to streamline volunteer schedules?
Who manages it?
I suppose their might be a website or computer program that might help with this - any suggestions? (I've checked out Planning Center, but would rather use a lower-cost solution or a software that has a one-time upfront cost.)