The heart of your small groups can usually be found in face-to-face conversations. Maybe someone shares a prayer request, a special moment, something to mourn, or maybe someone visited for the first time.  

The health of your group can depend on moments like this, and with Planning Center Groups, you can now keep better track of them with event notes and a visitor counter in Church Center!

Event Notes

On each event your leaders will have the ability to add a new note or view any notes made by another leader. Type anything you’d like, and feel free to come back to edit it as the event progresses.

Two iPhones with one displaying a typed note and the other how that note will appear for viewers in Church Center.

One of the main situations in which we imagine this will be helpful is having a visitor. If they’re only in attendance for a short time, and/or they’re not ready to be invited into the group, you can add their name and contact information in the note.

Visitor Count

Tracking who visited is only one of the sides to tracking visitors. The other is making sure your attendance count is correct. For that, there is a new visitor count button. There’s also a shortcut next to the counter to add a note about those visitors.

iPhone with ui for taking attendance on Church Center

Any Group Type Manager or above can see both Event Notes and Visitor Count on the admin side of Groups. From the attendance page, you’ll see these play out at the bottom of the graph. Simply tap on it to view the details of the note!

An attendance report displaying profiles pictures, names, percentage of attendance, and green checkmarks on dates present.

We hope these new features help you track the important things in Groups, all from the convenience of your phone.

Stay connected,
🧡 Team Groups