Planning Center Software


 

Planning Center by Ministry Centered Technologies is a suite of cloud-based applications that are used to support team leaders and members in planning, scheduling and managing church programs and events. The solution’s “Services” module supports tools to keep media organized. Users can upload and tag media and files to locate the right song or video for your service, then schedule and stay in contact with team members overseeing or participating in that service.

Planning Center provides a “Resources” module that allows leaders to reserve rooms and publish event calendars to manage church resources. The events, rooms and resources have their own calendar feed that syncs with calendar programs, including Outlook, iCal and Google Calendar, to remove scheduling conflicts. Calendar feeds can also be set up to display on kiosks, so church members can see upcoming events displayed on tablets, touchscreens and televisions in common areas.

Planning Center offers multiple packages and price levels to fit faith-based organizations of different sizes.

 

Planning Center - View resources for events
 
  • Planning Center - View resources for events
    View resources for events
  • Planning Center - Team member communications
    Team member communications
  • Planning Center - Set scheduling preferences
    Set scheduling preferences
  • Planning Center - Check-in module
    Check-in module
  • Planning Center - Resources dashboard on mobile
    Resources dashboard on mobile
  • Planning Center - Service schedule dashboard
    Service schedule dashboard
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Ashley from CERT International
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Love options just not crashes!

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Love all the options with Planning Center. So detailed and able to add so many things to the service and save for the next week.

Cons

We started having so many crashes with the program we finally had to change to something else after using for years. Customer support was helpful with some of the issues but when it is happening the middle of the service we felt we couldn't rely on the product any longer.

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Scott from Highpoint Church
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Manages Volunteers Beautifully!

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This is by far the best product I have used for managing volunteers. You can communicate directly from the platform. It has the ability to have volunteers sign up manually for open positions. It works great with the app that volunteers can download. Amazing way to schedule and maintain teams! I know who is showing up, when they confirmed, where my open positions and needs are every week. Love this platform! Love that its completely cloud based as well. Can access easily from anywhere.

Cons

It can take quite of bit of work to get off the ground depending on the number users you are setting up. Also, can be a little clunky to navigate but once you get the hang of it it works out quite well.

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Betsy from Gateway Church
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Powerful, Flexible Solutions - more than volunteer scheduling!

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We used Planning Center for volunteer scheduling and orders of service for years. When they expanded into event registration and giving, we were very excited. In the 2 years we've been using both modules, they have continued to improve and add services to each. They are very open to product suggestions and very quick to respond to support requests.

Pros

Modules for volunteer scheduling, event registration, groups coordination, resources management, giving, and more that work together seamlessly. Responsive support, continually adding new features and refining modules. Very intuitive for users.

Cons

We are currently not able to set up a kiosk for people to register themselves for events without logging in through their email. A POS setting would be amazing.

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Eric from Adventist Health System
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Planning Center has been very helpful to my church

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Planning Center is a dynamic and user -friendly tool that has been useful for planning my church's Sunday morning meetings

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The only challenge I've had with Planning Center that I can think of is in finding Security preferences when they need to be updated.

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Vicki from ADK Executive Search and Consulting
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Allows Ease of Planning & Organizing

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Planning Center is very intuitive and easy to use, even for beginners. I would recommend it for any ministry that schedules teams of people.

Pros

Planning Center allows us to schedule a very large group of different ministry teams, assign tasks, and see at a glance who has "accepted" an assignment and who declines the assignment. This software allows us to plan our services and keep our entire ministry team in touch. It gives our team members a view of the entire ministry and opportunities available.

Cons

It could have better database capabilities. It is not as robust as other databases, but then again, it's not meant to be a database program.

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Jeremy from Alison Technical Concepts
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Useful Team Planning Interface

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Ability to collect a messy matrix of data (people, places, dates, roles, resources) into one central management location

Cons

Interface can be clunky. Ease of use could greatly be enhanced through more intuitive implementation

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Kevin from KVR Consultant
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Good for check ins

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We use it for checking in children church and volunteers sign up, it is also good because the admin can create signups remotely and when you go to the kiosk everything is there

Cons

sometimes the signing up and adding children can be counterproductive...Sometimes new parents get confused when signing up their kids...

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Annette from Freedom House Church
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Great software for scheduling your teams and keeping everyone in the know of upcoming events

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The ability to see when & who will be available to cover the shift in need. Team members can block off dates they are unavailable for serving.

Cons

No complaints at the present. I have recently joined our Dream Team and only 2 months ago was added to the group.

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Matthew from Overcoming By Faith Ministries
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

The Best for Planning any event

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Planning Center is great for not just planning church services but any event you have in your ministry. We used it for camp, funerals, weddings, services, special events etc.

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Ben from Capstone Mechanical
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Easy to Use!

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I volunteer with the AV team for our church to run lights or Pro-Presenter and this is what we live and die by from a scheduling standpoint. I've always appreciated the order and clarity it creates when used well.

Pros

It is a very clean website that has great functionality for us to coordinate our church services. I am able to use tools like the schedule blackout, or list what skills I am able to volunteer with. The mobile app experience is really just as good as the full site version, which is great for me!

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Catherine from The Father's House Indy
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Planning Center - Great for creating scheduling and flows for organizations contact processes

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Being a new user, I appreciate the notifications for events I am being requested for and that you have the ability to respond and notify the leaders of the request what your status is. If accepting you get all the details of the event or meeting once you accept.

Pros

Pros are you can have scheduled events and or assignments that carry to your team. They can review all the aspects of a meeting, who are involved and the flow of the meeting. Also, you can block dates that show you are not available for that particular meeting or event.

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Micah from Whitewater
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great at discrete tasks... not yet ready for primetime as a whole-church DB replacement

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Planning Center is hard to review because it's not one product, it's actually six different products. That's both a strength and a weakness. Most people using Planning Center are used to its core functionality: Planning Center Services. This is the tool used for actually planning a worship service (complete with tech sheet, ProPresenter integration, etc) and scheduling people to be there. It also has a Check-In component, a Groups component, a Resources (room scheduling) component, and a Giving component. Supposedly, if you add them all together you get a viable whole-church database solution. It's hard to see that being the case, since a lot of the functionality you'd want to see for a whole-church database (especially around reporting, metrics, dashboards, etc) are missing. But the parts that are there mostly work well.

It's impossible to overstate how far ahead Planning Center Services is from everything else in the field. Everyone I'm in contact uses Services for service planning. Their other modules, though, are all missing important features. Work is clearly being done to improve those components, but mostly it seems more like rearranging existing features than adding the ability to solve new problems.

We'll keep using Planning Center Services, but have transitioned away from Planning Center Groups and anticipate moving away from Planning Center Resources. Luckily our new system integrates well with PCO, so we'll be able to keep our contact databases in sync. This is an underappreciated feature for PCO: a full API to develop and integrate against!

Pros

Great ease of use. Excellent for planning services and scheduling volunteers. Makes it easy for volunteers to respond to schedules without having to remember account details. Solid people management.

Cons

Everything outside of the core (service planning & scheduling) functionality seems half-baked. Very difficult to pull reports, group scheduling & attendance don't work well.

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David from Wycliffe Bible Translators
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Great for all, big or small!

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Great set of tools at a reasonable price; and good customization based off customer needs.

Pros

Several products and options to choose from. 'Resources' is a great tool for multiple room management and event setups. It's great that you can choose 1 product or all of them depending on your needs. I know our church uses every product and most certainly get their moneys worth. 'Services' is a good tool for all sizes of groups because of the ability to choose team sizes from 25 people to Unlimited.

Cons

It seems that whenever you get use to the mobile apps the company decides to update them and totally change everything you learned. Certain aspects of planning center 'services' on the end user side don't always make sense the way they are laid out.

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Susie from Vineyard Community Church
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Still New and Learning but Happy!

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Ease of Use
Helpful videos and tips that provide step by step instructions for each and every option we want to utilize.

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Garrett from Abundant Life Church
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Great, robust system that helps with the planning for the various teams and safe facilitation of kids during services

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Have been a customer for years and despite some issues, will continue to use it!

Pros

There are many great aspects of Planning Center. We don't use every piece, but the Check-Ins are HUGE. This is THE way to allow kids to be checked in during our Sunday services. Having a barcode scanner makes the process much quicker and easier. The update allowed past registration issues to be fixed (users were listed twice - once as an "employee" and second as "customer"). The second biggest piece we use is the Services portal. Allowing every member of the worship/media team to see the flow of service is great! Everyone can be on the same page while allowing service to flow smoothly - almost without the congregation even knowing there's an order to things...

Cons

Have to jump through hoops to get any type of technical support. The answers aren't always online in the FAQ or Help pages. On top of that, not "anyone" can create a ticket, it must come from the contact person. That's normally fine, but what if they're on vacation, or just happen to be the person who pays the bill? On a Sunday morning when kids are going crazy and parents are looking at you like you did something wrong - it doesn't help.

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Mark from Catch The Fire Myrtle Beach
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Great for startups!

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Pros

Pricing is flexible and low if you only need to track names and contacts. You can add features as you grow. There are plenty of useful features for startup churches like us. The mobile apps are great too.

Cons

You need separate apps for the different features, so occasionally I found I had to go to my web browser on my laptop to have all the functionality I needed for a task (such as adding admins) successfully.

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Jason from Cornerstone Church
Specialty: Christian, Protestant
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

One stop shop for all your church software needs.

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I would recommend Planning Center to any church.

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Planning Center is very user friendly, and even more importantly they are very open to suggestions and even adapting the software to your needs.

Cons

Sometimes I wish I could talk to someone instead of just communicating through email or a chat line.

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Amy from Harvest Community Church
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Organizes our services

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We have used Planning Center for over 5 years. The ease of use, integration with other programs like CCLI and price make it a great program for us. The automated communication features make scheduling easy and efficient and save us time doing it manually.

Pros

Scheduling, ease of use, price, integration

 
 

Jonathan from Connect Church
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great Web Based Software

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We have been using Planning Center for almost a year. Our congregation has grown a lot this year and this software has kept up with the new services and groups we have added. The different modules that you can add or remove help with the overall functionality. It lets me use features I want and lose the ones I don't need. The mobile apps are particularly exceptional for keeping track of peoples information and checking them in at service.

Pros

The bang for the buck. Many of their features are free depending on the size of your congregation and are reasonably priced as it grows.

Cons

They are lacking mobile apps for some of the modules

Advice to Others

It's a great product for streamlining your services and check-ins

 
 

Christine from LifeBridge Church
Specialty: Non-Denominational
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Fits our needs well!

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We've used Planning Center for the past five or so years, and have been impressed with their commitment to keeping the product up to date. New improvements are consistently rolled out and the communication around each release has been excellent. Online help is valuable and readily available. Meets most of our planning needs across all our church environments.

 
 
 
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December 2018

December 2018

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I just really like how everything is organized by different sub-headings. As an end-user, I appreciate the emails and reminders.

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I don't really have any issues with PlanningCenter.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Great for scheduling needs!

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As a scheduler, it made it super easy to manage multiple different services and assign people to different classrooms and such.

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As a user, sometimes it was difficult to navigate through the website and find exactly what I was looking for.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Scott from Harvest Church
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Must Have For Every Church

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One stop shop for tracking our people, planning our services, managing our groups, checking in our people and registration for our large events.

Cons

It is pretty costly if you decide to use each of the different modules that PCO offers. Sometimes their pay tiers are frustrating.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Charisa from All Peoples Church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Planning Center Review

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Planning center makes it very easy for me to work with my church on service planning and musical arrangements. I love that I can attach files to each item in a schedule to allow musicians to see the sheet music and chord charts they need to practice. It is also so easy to incorporate Youtube videos into the schedule.

Cons

When you are signed up, you get emails. A lot. I have had to change my email preferences a couple of times.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from Spirit Life Church
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

We Made The Right Choice

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Overall we are extremely satisfied with PC. We have already been telling other ministries about it.

Pros

We just converted over to planning center and we love it. Being able to list and share what is happening for each service has allowed us to run each service more smoothly. The praise team can share sheet music and audio. It even allows you to change the keys. The worship leader loves that. We also run all of our volunteer scheduling through PC and it has been working awesome. We just started using it for our book keeping and our gifts online and through text. We looked a a lot of out her option and PC had everything we needed as a church and allows us to pick and choose what's best for us.

Cons

None at the moment. Well satisfied with our choice in PC

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kelly from Lakeland Community Church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

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I like that it can be shared with teammates and that we can add several different serving teams for an event

Cons

It show a default serving area for people who are on multiple teams instead of having me select which area I am needing them for.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Planning Center, Ministry Centered Technologies

Date: December 2018

December 2018

 

We'd love hearing more about your experience with our application. It sounds like you may have a Default Template or setting selected that is causing this. If you'd email us at support@planning.center, our team would be happy to look into this for you and help out with this.

 


December 2018

December 2018

It feels threshold to have it, but there are new emerging products now available

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Planning Center basically a household name within churches. They've owned the market and help set worship teams up for success via scheduling, resources and service planning.

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The UI is still a little clunky to navigate. It all get's the job done, but I believe can be improved. Also, when you start to interact with other products in their suite, you can tell that there's not a holistic approach and the user's congnitive load is probably bigger than desired.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Planning Center, Ministry Centered Technologies

Date: December 2018

December 2018

 

Hi there. Thanks for writing in and giving us an honest review. We work hard to keep our applications up to date. A huge part of that is hearing what our customers would like to see what the common struggles are when using our software. If you haven't already, would you mind emailing some of your ideas or things that you don't find intuitive to us at support@planning.center.

Thanks!

 

Bart from Vertical Church
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Best church software

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It makes what we do easier and keeps everything in one place. Sometimes it can be a little challenging trying to figure out new things, but overall, I'd highly recommend.

Pros

We use it every day at the church I work at. It is great for service planning, as a database for our people, etc. Best software we've used. I also love that different services within Planning Center have apps for you phone.

Cons

Some things can be a bit confusing - probably because there are so many options.

Review Source: Capterra
 

michiel from the Oaks
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Get your church in order

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If everyone just check their notifications, then you will have a Sunday go by smoothly.

Pros

Planning Center has so much to offer for all churches, setting up schedules months ahead of time. Everyone gets notified when he or she is playing in the band and that person can then accept or decline and even put out block out dates ahead of time so the person setting up the weeks schedule know who to invite and who not to.

Cons

The interface is is bit badly designed but nothing to serious.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lairs from Church Community Builder
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

No one wanted to use it

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It's cheap...but like all cheap things you get what you pay for.

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Divided features still create a lot of manual work. Because it was so cheap we had people signing up and didn't really get a lot of buy in with the team so no one used it. Who cares if it's free if no one actually uses it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Curran from The Bridge Church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

One of the better databases I’ve worked with

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Overall, Planning Center is a very rewarding, fairly easy to use and reliable database for organizations with many employees or volunteers. It will take time to learn all if it’s finer details but it’s worth it in the end as it makes any admin team breathe a little easier.

Pros

Planning center has many great features. PCO, the database portion, has some incredible features to help you track what you need to. If it’s people, it’s extremely easy to enter information, run reports, or gather necessary admin data that you need. On the flip side, services is an incredible vehicle for scheduling hundreds of volunteers across dozens of positions, and it’s fairly easy to do because you can pull from the database for information. The constant email and text reminders keep everyone up to date as well

Cons

Some of the steps to implement certain tasks can be tricky. Such as making workflows, schedules, reports, or just generally sending out a mass message. There is a small learning curve but customer support has always been incredibly giving with their time which is a tremendous help.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Garry D from Evangel Pentecostal Church
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Volunteer software

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organizing and scheduling large groups of volunteers for multiple events is much easier when using Planning Centre

Pros

Ability to schedule Alegre numbers of volunteers in many organizational groups.

Cons

getting participants to actually use the software in time-sensitive situations can be challenging.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joshua from General Motors
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Good collaboration tool if you draw in the lines

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If you do what they built it to do - and follow their process exactly, works amazing!

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Lacking flexibility to do some advanced things that other tools can.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Revolution Church of Kentucky
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

The Must Have of Worship Planning

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We love Planning Center and have been using it nearly nine years now. I can't imagine planning a worship gathering without it!

Pros

Planning Center is fantastic because it allows people to collaborate on worship planning from any location. It keeps track of the worship team song database, media files, and also tracks the time of each element for worship. Worship team members can prepare for worship by logging into the system and prepare by reviewing the wealth of information that the system stores.

Cons

On occasion, it can be tough to plan a worship gathering that falls outside the flow of Sunday morning. We've adjusted and it works great now.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Whitney from New Beginngings Church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Preschool Director Using Planning Center

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I love the texting and group email features. I use them both weekly to schedule my volunteers for Preschool Ministry in our church. I love the ability for them to be able to text their response for scheduling as well.

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I don't like that I don't receive text responses back. But that is only because I switched to Verizon for my wireless carrier. So, I don't think its anything that planning center can change. But I can still login to the app and see if people have confirmed or declined, and I still get the emails as well.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sophia from Celebration Church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Planning Center Review

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This software is very easy to use. As someone who is very involved with programs at church, Planning Center makes it easy to organize and see everything that I am scheduled for.

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The only thing that I don't enjoy about Planning Center is that it is somewhat difficult to make an account on. The process could be easier.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Planning Center, Ministry Centered Technologies

Date: December 2018

December 2018

 

Hey Sophia,

Thanks for writing in and giving us an honest review! We would love to hear your thoughts on how we could make the account creation process easier. If you haven't yet, would you mind sending in your thoughts to our support team at support@planning.center? Thanks!

 

Bruce from Wayzata Free Church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Great software once you figure it out

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We use it a LOT and plan to continue to use it. Once you get going it is FANTASTIC.

Pros

This software is good and very helpful. It is great for scheduling people, planning out events/services and coordinating worship. The fact that it links with Pro Presenter is a HUGE plus. The communication reminders and scheduled emails are very helpful.

Once you get it set up it works quickly. Getting your first few plans together takes some time (especially if you have never used it before) but after that it works pretty easily.

Cons

Setting it up takes time.

It is not the most intuitive. Trying to navigate from a plan to an individual and then to a song selection is not always the easiest until you figure it out.

When you copy a plan (replicating a service like Christmas Eve) it also copies all of the rehearsal times but I didn't realize that so had some confusion when I changed the settings. FYI - feel like that could have been an alert button to remind me.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nicholas from Grace Community Church
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

The only ministry software you'll need

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This software offers a wide variety of tools and programs that are incredibly easy to use and useful. My favorite aspect of this product is the simplicity of function combined with an overall attractive and clean interface.

Cons

Back-end customization is limited, but customer support is always able to answer questions and help with back-end changes you'll need made!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Esmeralda from GateKeepers International
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Planning Center is a helpful tool for worship!

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It is helpful and has changed our worship environment in a positive way.

Pros

I like the ability to upload songs according to their ccli number. The invitation feature when building a team with the ability to accept or decline requests.

Cons

Its not very intuitive and there are so many things to explain when training someone how to use it. I also don't like the access needed to add or edit a service. You basically need to be an admin. to add a song.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Planning Center, Ministry Centered Technologies

Date: December 2018

December 2018

 

We're happy to help set you and your team up for success. We have a nice collection of training materials that your new team members can refer to during on boarding.

 

Bethany from Underground House of Prayer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Helpful for all things Worship!

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Really great!

Pros

I loved the ease of use. It is set up to let each user succeed very quickly. It helped our church organize worship teams throughout the week very easily.

Cons

We couldn't do exactly what we wanted to do for small groups accountability.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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