I can't believe it has already been one year since we launched Planning Center Online. One year ago this week we let Planning Center Online out into the wild, right before our first advertising push at the Purpose Driven Worship Conference & Festival. We had a great time meeting many of our first customers and getting feedback right away on the product and the excitement people had about it.

One of the features that everyone loved was the Matrix which was awesome since I just finished programming that feature less than a month before the conference. Now it feels appropriate that a couple of weeks before this conference (now known as the Saddleback Worship Conference & Festival) that I was able to release a totally new version of the Matrix along with some other great features.


  • Select plans from any ministry in your account, for example you can now see your contemporary service right next to your traditional service.

  • Every section is collapsible which allows you to clean up your display without having to refresh the screen

  • You can now edit Plan Notes & the descriptions of common plan items by just clicking the box

  • Fixes drag and drop issues in Safari


  • You can now see which songs have MP3s, PDFs or DOCs right from the song list.

  • Chord Charts now support alternate chords (aka capos)

  • Added an activity report to show you how many times a song was used, downloaded & streamed over a period of time

  • When adding a song to a plan it will show you when it was last used

*My Calendar *

  • Added iCalendar support for syncing your Planning Center Calendar to Microsoft Outlook 2007 or Apple iCalendar


  • You can export all or a selection of your people to a csv document

  • You can now sort your people by their permission

  • Clicking on an e-mail address from within Planning Center will allow you to send an e-mail to one person right from Planning Center


  • Australians now see dates as they like them, dd/mm/yyyy instead of mm/dd/yyyy. We are going global. ;-)

  • You can now collapse custom properties that you don't use

  • You can now set your calendar to start on a Monday instead of a Sunday

  • Changed the accept & decline button colors to help people differentiate between the two

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes & interface clean-up

I want to thank all of you for continually helping Planning Center be the best worship planning software! I am so excited to see what this next year will bring.


Jeff Berg Owner/Developer Ministry Centered Technologies