Where did my last service year go? (Re-posted)

Some are still having issues with My Ministry when it changes to the new service year. ¬†DON’T PANICūüėĀ!! Your time for last year is still there and easily accessible!! ALL YOUR DATA IS STILL THERE! ūüėĄ

It just requires you to change your service year and flip to the monthly view.

By default My Ministry scrolls to the current date for quick entry. When you change service years it starts in September.

So you need to scroll to August. Scroll forward not backward since the service year goes from September to August.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.

https://youtu.be/VZmPD9VqqR0

Please note:  A new release is coming with the labels to make it more intuitive.

As always, reviews are really helpful

the purring pigeon

Hello,

I have had several questions on what happened to my last service year?

The design of My Ministry is to be extremely simple, so that you are able to focus on one thing, entering your time fast and easy. Therefore it shows a single service year at a time, but all your data is still there.

To switch service years click on the Service Year view and use the navigation buttons to go back…

When you open My Ministry and navigate to that tab ‚Äď it may appear that all your data is gone.

New Service Year

Select the LEFT arrow button to navigate back, and all your information from the previous service year will be present.

Previous Service Year

That’s it!  Now you can see all your data form the previous year.  If you need to report August, simply scroll to the month of August and select a date in August and you will be able…

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How should I enter minutes?

Hello.

I have had several people confused with the correct way to enter minutes when using My Ministry. I would like to explain how to do it and why I chose this way.

In order to keep My Ministry simple and easy to use, I decided against tracking actual minutes and went with whole and partial hours. This makes tracking time simple and fast. The majority of the publishers I asked tracked at 1/4 hours or 15 minute intervals. Therefore that is how it adds the time. 3/4 of an hour is 45 mintes. So to enter 3/4 of an hour, you need to use that decimal representation of it which is .75.

15 minutes = 1/4 of an hour = .25

30 minutes = 1/2 of an hour = .50

45 minutes = 3/4 of an hour = .75

Therefore, if you have worked 3 hours and 15 minutes, you’d need to enter 3.25 which represents 3 & 1/4 HOURS

If you want to track at a more granular minute level, then you’d need to figure out what your minutes represents as a portion of an hour. ¬†For example 40 minutes would be 2/3 of an hour or approximately .66.

I hope this helps explain how to correctly enter time in My Ministry.

Notifications – iOS8

Hello,

I recently noticed that my reminders weren’t popping up in iOS . ¬†I needed to request permission to sent alerts, so that you can control these items.

When you install the update, you will see the following prompt:

iOS Simulator Screen Shot Jun 7, 2015, 2.16.26 PM

By selecting allow My Ministry will be allowed to prompt you to turn in your time and to send reminders on service plans.  If you choose to not allow, and later change your mind, you can update these settings in Setting-Notifications-My Ministry.

iOS Simulator Screen Shot Jun 7, 2015, 2.17.00 PM

I hope you continue to find My Ministry useful.

Reviews are reset with each update, therefore I would appreciate your continued support with a review if you find the app useful in tracking your Field Ministry.

Thanks!

Partial Hour Carry Over

One of the most requested items I have had for My Ministry is to roll over partial hours into the following month.

This will be coming in the 1.3.0 update – which is currently in beta testing.

Basically anytime the total hours is over 1 hour any partial hours will roll over into the following month’s report. ¬†It will not change the number of hours recorded for the month when looking at the graphs.

For example:

Recorded time for September is 10.5 hours

Recorded time for October is 10.5 hours

The report mailed to the Group Overseer will be 10 hours for September, but 11 for October.

Sept-Partial Oct-Partialservice-year

Where did my last service year go?

Hello,

I have had several questions on what happened to my last service year?

The design of My Ministry is to be extremely simple, so that you are able to focus on one thing, entering your time fast and easy. Therefore it shows a single service year at a time, but all your data is still there.

To switch service years click on the Service Year view and use the navigation buttons¬†to go back…

When you open My Ministry and navigate to that tab – it may appear that all your data is gone.

New Service Year

Select the LEFT arrow button to navigate back, and all your information from the previous service year will be present.

Previous Service Year

That’s it! ¬†Now you can see all your data form the previous year. ¬†If you need to report August, simply scroll to the month of August¬†and select a date in August and you will be able to report it.

If you click on the arrow and the service year hasn’t been created yet you will be prompted to create the shell to hold the data. ¬†You can select yes or no – pressing yes will create it, no will keep you on the service year you are currently looking at.

iOS Simulator Screen Shot Sep 1, 2014, 10.07.08 AM

Hope you found this post helpful.  Please note, when you close My Ministry and reopen it, it always selects todays date for quick data entry.

If you find My Ministry helpful, please leave a review in the app store.

Thanks.