The Church Center App by Planning Center is where you can explore, engage, and get involved with your church throughout the week.
See a calendar of events, access sermons, give, pre-check your family, browse the directory, join groups, and register for events on iOS.
Each feature is powered by one of our products, based on what your church has subscribed to.
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Added support for new Publishing grid block
Upgraded behind the scenes libraries
Switching to an account you haven't accessed in a while is smoother
Resolved back button issue on signup forms
Fixed saving notification settings for donation receipts
Ratings and Reviews
Directory could be more efficient
Although I absolutely love the way this app allows church organization and notifications for events the directory is not as efficient as it could be. 1. The word ‘Household’ after every family name is so much noise and when swiping through the list tends to make one think they are always in the ‘H’s’ of last names. 2. The brain doesn’t process two columns of alphabetical data as fast as one column. 3. Non-family names put the first name at the beginning while the family names put the last name at the beginning. Again, harder for the brain to process as swiping quickly to find someone. 4. Putting smaller images to allow about eight names per screen swipe in one column would help find people faster. 5. Load 100 or more people/families at a time rather the just the current few. This would allow getting to people faster who are down the list alphabetically without multiple swipe/pause/load/swipe again actions.
IMHO changing the directory portion to these fixes or at least providing the option in settings would solidify this as a very efficient app.
Hard to use if 2 or more churches
I have friends and relationships at two churches that I regularly attend. When you go to your profile it usually won’t show you my organizations in the app 1sr time. You have to kind of go in and out for it to finally decide to present both organizations at which point you can select the one that you didn’t login with to go over to it and re-log into that one. For the web version dates do not show up for your messages, only the original date and time, so if you use a thread to message new information you’re not sure when it was sent, fortunately the app version does not have this issue.
Nice but needs improment
I use this app to set up recurring donations to my church. Updating credit card information is awkward. To update the expiration date and cvv you need to delete the entire card and re-enter everything all over. But worse than that, when you delete the card, it also deletes some, but not all, of your donation schedule information and furthermore does not tell you about the partial donation schedule deletion, preventing the donations from restarting. After a few weeks of wondering why no donations and a donation failure email, I had to relogin and figure out what went wrong. Two suggestions would be a way to update just credit card expiration data and cvv. Also provide, after a credit card change, a pop-up telling you the donation schedule information has been partially deleted and also needs to be re-entered.
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- Ministry Centered Technologies
- 50 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
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