News & Updates

Keeping Track of Notes and Prayer Requests
Oct 31, 2017

Notes is a protected place in each person’s People profile for you to organize the information they share with you. Use notes to familiarize yourself with who the members of your congregation are and what they need so you can establish connection with them.

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Check-Ins for Mac and Windows
Oct 9, 2017

We’re excited to announce a new way to use Check-Ins on your laptop or desktop: an installable app made for each platform!

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Open Signups for Groups

Planning Center Groups

Oct 6, 2017

The new open signups feature lets you create an easier way for people to join groups. It works especially well for groups like classes where the membership process is less like an application and more like a signup.

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Mobile Password Management
Oct 6, 2017

In the past few weeks, Planning Center People's mobile app for iOS and Android has been updated not once, but twice!

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Payment Sources and the Giving API

Planning Center Giving

Sep 27, 2017

The Giving API is open for business! We're also introducing Payment Sources - a new way of tracking donations that came through an external donation system.

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Applicant Pay for Background Checks
Sep 22, 2017

Today's update is a single checkbox that can save your church lots of money! We've added an option for background checks to be paid for by the person being checked instead of the church.

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Introducing Webhooks

Planning Center People

Sep 19, 2017

This one is for the programmers: introducing webhooks! Webhooks give your website or application a way to receive updates from Planning Center in real time.

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Get Your Workflows Organized
Sep 11, 2017

Now you can keep your list of workflows nice and tidy by assigning each workflow to a category, campus, or both!

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Our Commitment to Reliability
Aug 29, 2017

Over the past couple weeks, Planning Center’s performance on Sunday mornings has been unacceptable for your standards and ours. As a parent who has stood in long check-in lines and as a former church staff member who has experienced the pain of a slow check-in process first hand, I feel your pain. We let you down, and we’re not taking it lightly. Our entire organization is focused on fixing this problem and regaining your trust.

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Family Fun Week 2017
Aug 21, 2017

Every three months, Planning Center's remote employees fly in from all over the country to spend a week with the in-office employees. Our Summer Remote Week has a little bit of a twist: activities are centered around creating opportunities for whole family connection, so we call it Family Fun Week—and it's more fun than you can imagine.

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