Planning Center Online

Respect Through Communication: Show Love To Community In This Simple Way
By Mikayla Kayne · May 4, 2018 • By neglecting to communicate, a church can cause a dire mess for paid staff or volunteers, and can literally put people in harm’s way unintentionally as a result.

Service Planning: Calm Excellence is Achievable
By Tim Ottley · April 9, 2018 • There is no doubt that many elements of service planning need to be thought through and planned weeks in advance, for them to be given time to grow and develop.

Planning Center Online Tips: Keep Every Staff Member in the Loop
By Eric Byrd · April 5, 2018 • Don’t sabotage your own leadership and ministry tool. If you are the person they go to for information, the ministry’s success rests completely on you getting the information out.

Service Planning: Avoiding the Chaos of Last-Minute Service Changes
By Todd Heft · January 5, 2018 • As a technical leader, you need to be able to say "no" on a Sunday morning. While it is never a comfortable position, changes to service should not be done last minute (with a couple of exceptions).

Service Planning: Three Truths Behind Crafting A Weekend
By Micah Ogle · March 20, 2017 • Each and every week, planning for a Sunday requires meeting deadlines, working through checklists, while not forgetting that God has entrusted us to handle holy things.

2 Reasons, 5 Tips for Church Service Planning
By Brian Wilson · March 9, 2017 • Most churches are great about planning special services like Easter or Christmas, but why can’t we spend time making sure every weekend is special?

Behind the Scenes at Grace Point Church
By TD Staff · November 11, 2016 • Check out this 7-minute behind-the-scenes video designed by Grace Point Church in San Antonio, Texas, which back in June had a fire that seriously damaged its sanctuary.

The Importance of Practice
By Marcus Hammond · October 6, 2016 • It’s incredible how many churches have weekly services and 'wing it.' Some are even proud of it.

Service Planning, Technically Speaking
By Van Metschke · July 27, 2016 • Creating an input sheet using Excel, Numbers, Word, or Pages, will help you and your audio team know where things are laid out on the stage, but also on patch bays.

What Are The Video Director’s Responsibilities Before The Program?
By Van Metschke · May 25, 2016 • Start by recognizing that the bottom line is the video director is the boss, and build from there.

Latest Resource

Worship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2018
The March-April 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about how to prepare, prevent and respond to church violence, a look into what church management software can do for your church community, and a piece on how a once popular nightclub venue was transitioned to become Shoreline Church's new home.


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