Group Management for Churches

Planning Center Giving On Desktop and Mobile Devices

Group Listing & Signup

Group types, filters, and maps help visitors find and join the perfect group.

Attendance Tracking

Attendance reports help group leaders track visitors and keep administrators in the loop.

Notifications & Messaging

Capacity alerts keep a pulse on group size. Messaging leaders and members is easy.

Planning Center Groups types

Small groups. Big groups. All groups!

There's a lot going on at your church. There are small groups, youth groups, prayer groups, ministry teams, and leadership teams. You may even have recovery groups, sports teams, or seasonal classes. At their heart, all of these are groups of people trying to enfold new members, meet together, and communicate with clarity.

Planning Center Groups helps you organize and manage groups by their type, giving you a flexible platform for managing any kind of group.

Planning Center Groups Administrative Console

Administrative Console

On the administrative side of Groups, it's easy to establish groups, organize them into types, and manage leaders and members. Use group types to set group defaults, preferences, and membership limits.

Review notifications for potential problems. Communicate with group members in bulk.

Use group resources to share files with group leaders or members.

Group Pages

The group page can list as little or as much information as appropriate. Upon logging in, group members can access full event details, view each other's contact info (if enabled), and access group resources.

Additionally, group leaders can manage the group's information, calendar, respond to member applications, add new members, and take attendance.

Planning Center Groups Home page
Planning Center Groups Attendance

Attendance Tracking & Group Resources

Planning Center Groups makes it simple for group leaders to take attendance. At the start of each meeting, they'll get an attendance request email. A single tap, a few checkmarks, and they're done!

Using group resources, administrators can make documents and curriculum available to group leaders or all group members. Group leaders can also share files with their own groups as needed.

Price Packages

Planning Center Groups is priced by the number of group members per month. Group members are counted once, even if they belong to many groups. There's no limit to the number of groups, leaders, group events, or anything else.

up to
125
group members

USD
$ 14
/ mo.

Select Package

up to
300
group members

USD
$ 29
/ mo.

Select Package

up to
700
group members

USD
$ 59
/ mo.

Select Package

up to
1250
group members

USD
$ 99
/ mo.

Select Package

up to
2,500
group members

USD
$ 149
/ mo.

Select Package

 
UNLIMITED
group members

USD
$ 199
/ mo.

Select Package
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Looking for a free plan?

We’ve got one! Limited to 25 group members.

What's Ahead for Groups

This release represents, to many customers, the last piece of the puzzle for a full Planning Center church management system. As such, we wanted to get it into your hands as early as possible.

 

This initial version focuses on:

  • Making the groups discoverable online.
  • Onboarding applicants and group visitors.
  • Basic event management, attendance, and resource sharing.
  • Bulk managing and emailing groups.

Once this launch version settles a bit, we'll start working on:

  • Repeating events (complete!)
  • Attendance and group reporting.
  • RSVP and pre-meeting forms.
  • Post-meeting forms.
  • Facilitating inner-group communication (beyond emailing).