Planning Center is a church management software that allows users to streamline their various ministry activities. It enables them to keep a member database, conduct activity check-ins, and manage member givings. In this article, we cover user reviews and pricing. Ready to try Planning Center? Get a free trial.
What Planning Center Does Well
Users who gave Planning Center a positive review said that it is a great service planning platform with an excellent volunteer management functionality that simplifies the process of scheduling. They also mentioned that it is easy to use and is innovative and that it has a great user interface and a responsive support team.
“Planning Center has a great user interface. The media player is equally well-designed too. Overall the organization of the data, scheduling, and files is very efficient and easy to process at a glance but also has great in-depth features, like accessing PDF uploads, blocking out dates on your calendar, and new features of managing people and workflows, complete with charts and metrics.”
– John Packer
What Planning Center Does Not Do Well
Users who gave Planning Center a negative review said that the software is a little clunky and has a steep pricing scheme. They also mentioned that the program is hard to use and is sometimes buggy.
One user who gave Planning Center a negative review on Capterra said that the program is very difficult and confusing to use. He mentioned that they have been using Planning Center for years but are still having trouble using a lot of its features.
Planning Center Pricing
Planning Center has a free plan and three paid subscription options: Small Church (starting at $70/month), Medium Church (starting at $234/month), and Large Church (starting at $654/month). However, each plan is flexible, so users may opt to add or remove certain features to better fit their church’s needs, which may increase or decrease the total monthly price.
*The prices listed above are set by default based on the suggested number of daily check-ins, donations, members, attendees, rooms, and team members.
All plans initially include the following add-ons: People, Check-ins, Giving, Groups, Registrations, Resources, and Services. All of the plans are free for the first 30 days of use.
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Planning Center Features
Check out the list below of some of Planning Center’s features:
- Child and Volunteer Check-In
- Donation Management
- Group Management
- Membership Management
- Event Registrations
- Church Facilities Management
- Service Planning and Scheduling
Planning Center FAQ
Does Planning Center provide training and support?
Do users need to install additional software on a device to use Planning Center?
Here is a list of some of Planning Center’s popular integrations:
- Worship House Media