What Is Planning Center?

Planning centre is a key part of how our church runs. There are many other apps similar to PCO (planning centre online) but over the years we have found it to be the most helpful and function seamlessly. 

PCO is broken up into various modules - these are the current modules we are using. 

Planning Center Services

We put every Sunday / team meeting / youth / welcome party's into services. They have an agenda, a plan and time allocated. We have our teams for that service. This function also includes rostering of teams / band song lists / export of run sheet information. It's important you set up your data model correctly so be sure to contact if you have any questions about how it works for C3NC. 

Planning Center People

Who is in your church? Who is their pastoral oversight? What team do they serve on? Has that person left the church? 

We store all of this information in planning centre people. It is a wonderful way to assign members to connect groups or to pastoral care. No one gets missed! 

Planning centre people is free so make sure you take advantage of it and do away with those out of date spreadsheets! 

Check this learning resource from planning centre to help. 

Check in (kids)

Every Sunday we will have 100s of children coming through our doors, leaving their children with our team and wanting them back at the end of the service! We use kids check in to handle all of our children programs.

We are also collecting family data on the spot every Sunday which then pipes into PCO people (described above). This has the advantage of using the same database and not ever duplicating data. 

The set up on this one is a little more complicated but Im sure with a little bit of youtube and sum help from us if you need you can do it!