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.

  • 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.

Set Up Church Center in the Account Settings

To allow congregants to find your church on the Church Center app, you need to set up your campuses, enable the app, and then choose the products you'd like to make available for your congregation on Church Center.

1. Enable Church Center

Enable Church Center from the Church Center tab.

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  1. Check to enable the Church Center App and Web.

    Caution

    If you're unable to check the box next the Church Center App, go to the Church Campuses tab and add a campus.

  2. Use the default URL that was generated for you during the setup process or enter your own.

  3. Share the links to the buttons for people to use the Church Center app on their corresponding device. If you see an error, add a campus for your church. A campus is required for using the Church Center app.

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2. Set Up Church Center Navigation

Drag and drop feature icons to where you want them to be in the Church Center navigation.

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  1. Features in this section will be available from the Church Center navigation.

  2. Features in this section will not show up in the navigation, but you can link to them from other pages on your church website.

  3. Congregants don't have access to features in this section. You can click Manage subscriptions to add products that you're not yet subscribed to.

Set Up Church Center in Publishing

If you want 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, and click the Sign up button or add it from the Products page by clicking on Change plans.

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

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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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