We want to assure you that the essentials of our company's DNA, and what we promise to provide to our churches, is not changing.
We renamed Planning Center Resources to Calendar! It’s more than facilities management, it's also a central calendar for church-wide event scheduling.
We launched the newest version of Planning Center University—live, online training courses on each application, regularly scheduled once every 3-4 months.
Five months from now Planning Center will discontinue support for the Internet Explorer browser across all of our applications.
This is our statement outlining how Planning Center complies with the standards of both the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Privacy Shield.
Our app icons are getting a makeover! Read this post to get behind-the-scenes insights on why!
Reliability is our number one priority. These are some of the steps our team takes to ensure your weekend services go off without a hitch!
After a great deal of thought, and with much sadness, we have decided to stop developing Projector and begin phasing it out.
This year 3,738 new churches subscribed to Planning Center applications, and the number of churches using our free People app more than doubled from 2,400 in December 2016 to 4,950 this month.
Four times a year, Planning Center's remote employees descend on our Carlsbad office for a week, to collaborate and connect. One of those weeks is called Retreat Week — an extra-special remote week where we celebrate the year's accomplishments and look forward to the year ahead.
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.
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.
At Planning Center we want to make sure Easter weekend goes as smoothly as possible. We intentionally don’t push any new code for the weeks leading up to Easter, our Operations team is up and ready to react to anything out of the ordinary, and we over-prepare our servers to handle any potential unexpected loads. Here’s a recap of some fun facts that happened over Easter Weekend.
In 2016, Planning Center celebrated ten years of great apps and even greater people, and I was honored to start working at Planning Center as a Support Agent on the first possible day in 2016!
Every year, the Planning Center crew devotes a week to team building. Check out the fun and excitement of Retreat Week 2016!
New Planning Center users are often surprised by how easy it is to get started. We believe that churches are best served when you, the church leader, are equipped with the knowledge, the tools, and the help to get started with Planning Center. We want to see you succeed, this is how we help.
We’re super excited to introduce an interactive space for you to share and glean wisdom from one another. Planning Center Community is a free Slack group that will allow people from all over the world to share their triumphs, struggles, and ideas.
With so many new and exciting things happening in the Planning Center universe, we thought it was time for a fresh coat of paint. Check out our new Planning Center logo.
Ten years ago this week, we set up a booth at the Saddleback Worship Conference in Southern California. That was the first time we announced our existence to the world, and from that week forward, we were officially Planning Center Online. In the last 520 weeks, we have seen consistent and steady growth, as more and more churches sign up. It started with one congregation and grew into tens of thousands.
To give you an idea of what we look like today, here is a quick glance at our stats
If you use Planning Center Services or Check-Ins, you might have noticed that our sites had some serious reliability and performance issues at just about the worst possible time on Sunday morning, February 21st. Not only did this affect you, our customer, but it affected many of us personally since we rely on Planning Center in our own churches. We take that responsibility very seriously. Your trust means everything to us, and here's some changes we're implementing so that we can keep that trus
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are happy to share our 2015 Year In Review with you. It’s a not-so-exhaustive and less-than-serious list of our crowning achievements for the year. And we can attest that every word of it is true.