The Instant Curriculum Revolution And What It Means For Your Ministry

The Instant Curriculum Revolution And What It Means For Your Ministry

In the past, churches used expensive and complicated technology in all their classrooms to present Orange curriculum. Getting this ready every week took several team members countless hours. And if a kid didn’t show up to church that week there was no way for the family to view the full video experience and lessons they missed from their ministry leaders. The Church Technology Monster Countless leaders have shared with us the old way they were preparing curriculum and expressed pain and... Read More
The Power of Prayer and Community

The Power of Prayer and Community

by Pastor Jason Noble In the midst of a family’s greatest need, “we can do more together” became more than just a good tagline for our church—it became reality for the Smith family, our congregation, and the entire community. John Smith fell through the ice in Lake St. Louise. John was under the water for 15 minutes before the first responders found him and pulled him out. He had no heartbeat or pulse. At the hospital they worked on John for another 45 minutes to no avail; at this point he had... Read More
Planning Center Check-Ins: Chaos to Confidence

Planning Center Check-Ins: Chaos to Confidence

By Emily Jiles A new family’s impression of your church can be framed by their first experience with your children’s ministry. What kind of impression is your children’s ministry making on your attendees? How do you think parents feel when they come to check-in their children on a Sunday morning? Many of us at Planning Center have worked, and still volunteer, in children’s ministry—we know how chaotic check-in time can be. The massive influx of people can completely overpower your volunteers’... Read More
What an 8-Year-Old Taught Me About Calling, Community and Caring for Others

What an 8-Year-Old Taught Me About Calling, Community and Caring for Others

By Dr. Lorie Lee When I meet Audrey Mae, she is super cute with a glittery little top hat barrette, dark straight hair and is Filipina. She is unbelievably cute, isn’t she? Audrey Mae lives in the city Payatas, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. The Philippines is comprised of 7,641 islands but only approximately 2,000 have people living on them. Audrey Mae lives with her grandmother, little brother, mom and dad (who are teenagers). Her house is small with a tin roof and dirt floors.... Read More
Your Church’s Check-In Solution

Your Church’s Check-In Solution

Planning Center loves churches. In fact, two thirds of our team have worked on staff at churches. We know what it’s like to be in the trenches, struggling with the complex problems a church faces. Sometimes, adding a complicated management system on top of the mess just makes everything more confusing. Our incredibly talented design and development teams, guided by their church experience and powered by their love for churches, have created a solution to some of the biggest pain points in... Read More