Today we're launching Planning Center Groups - the newest member of the Planning Center family. Groups is an application for streamlining the way you organize, manage, and support all the groups within your church.
Ten years ago this week, we set up a booth at the Saddleback Worship Conference in Southern California. That was the first time we announced our existence to the world, and from that week forward, we were officially Planning Center Online. In the last 520 weeks, we have seen consistent and steady growth, as more and more churches sign up. It started with one congregation and grew into tens of thousands.
To give you an idea of what we look like today, here is a quick glance at our stats for the last 365 days.
Lists are our powerful tool for finding groups of people, using real-time data and activity across the entire suite of Planning Center applications. Today we're making it easier to not only get a list of people but to also get the information you need about those people all in one place. Let me show you how it works!
Last year at Orange, a children’s ministry conference, we met Brian Jones, a youth pastor that dabbles a bit in development. He shared with us how he uses our Check-Ins API to help with his ministry. We loved his ideas and implementation so much that we wanted to share two of them with you!
We’re excited to announce a new type of station, a Roster Station. A Roster Station assembles a list of anyone who has checked in to this location within the last three sessions. The initial idea is to replace the clipboard you might have used when taking roll. But with Check-Ins, it can do a lot more.
Here’s a sneak peek of PCO Groups, the next application from Planning Center. Coming to you at the end of June.
We've supercharged Lists even more with new ways to create, organize, and find your lists.
It's here! Text-to-Give has landed in Planning Center Giving. It's easy to set up. It's fun. And it's the fastest, most spontaneous way for your donors to give.
The Check-Ins team is proud to announce a new member to our family: a Zebra! No, it’s not a new cross-species developer that requires a lot of hay; it’s support for a new printer… which instead requires a lot of labels.
Your church is your people, and everyone has a story. When you know that story, you’ll be better equipped to do what you do best: love and serve these people. Today we've released a brand new tool to show these stories so that you can do your ministry even better. It’s called "Activity Feeds."