Setting Up Church Center 

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Church Center 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. An Organization Administrator can enable the Church Center app in the account settings or Publishing, if you're subscribed.

Church Center Web and App

Church Center is always enabled on the web and is also available as a mobile app that your congregants can download for free.

  • The Church Center web provides your congregation access to your church's directory, groups, registrations, donation form, and church calendar.


    You can find the Church Center Web URL in your Publishing Settings.

  • The Church Center app has the same functionality as the web version, plus access to Check-Ins. The app can be downloaded for free to an iOS or Android device.


    You can provide a direct link to your church in Church Center so your congregants don't have to search for it. This link is in the Church Center resources section within Publishing Settings.

Set Up Your Church Center Domain Account Settings

To allow congregants to find your church on the internet, you need to set up your domain name. This name will be incorporated into your church's Church Center URL.

  1. Type in your preferred domain name.

  2. Click to save your changes.

  3. Open Publishing for more customization, like which products you want to make available to your congregation in the Publishing settings.

Set Up Church Center in Publishing

To customize your Church Center experience, you can subscribe to Planning Center Publishing. Publishing enables you to add additional custom pages, tailor your navigation settings, host live sermon streams, and create a library of videos from previous services on your Church Center site.

To subscribe to Publishing, go to the Church Center tab on the Organization page. Click the Sign up button or add it from the Products page by clicking on Change plans.


Once subscribed to Publishing, you can enable Church Center from Settings.

Enable Church Center

Church Center is the public-facing place for all the pages you create. It can be used as an app or as a website--or both! In order for your pages to be accessible, it has to be enabled.

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