After you've signed up for Planning Center, it's time to set up your account!
You can access Accounts here or if you’re in another product, you can use the product switcher to switch between Accounts and the other products you’re subscribed to.
Add Organization Information
Go to the Organization page to update your account information.
Complete as much of the setup process as you can. Some of the information might be required, depending on which products you're subscribed to. The sections below describe what you need to fill out in each tab.
1. Church Information
Enter your church information, Your church information, including your church name, email, phone number, website, and tax ID number will be used on Giving donor statements.
2. Mailing Address
Your church's mailing address, which will be used on statements, reports, and in searches.
Your main campus time zone and date format entered in the Localization tab will affect times in Services, Calendar and Registrations, and how that information is displayed in Church Center.
The currency applies to Giving or Registrations.
4. Church Center
Church Center is a public-facing web portal and app that allows your church members to manage their profile information, donations, events they've registered for, and groups they attend or lead. They can also view a church calendar or directory and fill out forms.
You can wait to set up Church Center or not set it up at all if you don't want to use it; however, if you plan to use forms or the Giving or Registrations products, Church Center set up is required.
We partner with other companies that integrate with some of our Planning Center products:
- Stripe to process payments for Registrations and Giving.
- MailChimp to send bulk emails from People.
- Checkr to perform background checks for Services and Check-ins.
If you have an account with these systems, connect those accounts. If you don't have an account already and you plan to use any of these Planning Center features, you can sign up for an account in order to use those features.
Set Up Billing Information
From the Billing page, set up your payment information.
Since you can upgrade or downgrade at any time, we send your Billing Manager an invoice every month, regardless of your chosen payment frequency. An Organization Administrator or Billing Manager can access billing statements from the Billing page at any time.
Add Organization Administrators and Billing Managers
Giving is the only exception to this rule. The Organization Administrator who subscribed to Giving can initially give permission to other people to be Administrators. Other Organization Administrators won't have access by default.
If you're not sure who to add as an Organization Administrator, check out the tips on who should be on the team for rolling out Planning Center to your church.