Planning Center Tutorial

Planning Center Groups is an online application that will help you manage your members, plan events, take attendance, and share resources. Click the button below to learn how to use Planning Center for Groups.


As a community group leader, it is vitally important for you to keep accurate records of your group attendance. This is important for two main reasons.

1. Because we are a church of Community Groups, not just with Community Groups, we want to make sure that people in groups do not stop attending without us being aware. In other words, attendance helps us to close the back door and care for the church well.

2. We have an ongoing goal to see 80% of our church participate in a Community Group. Keeping accurate records enables us to track that goal.


We are switching from Fellowship One to Planning Center to help streamline our systems and help move people through processes better as a church. Our current systems in Fellowship One had some deficiencies that we could not get around. We believe this move will ultimately increase the health and efficiency of our groups ministry.

Yes, if you missed any attendance reports during 2019 please go back and make sure they are all completed.

No, all of your group correspondence will happen in Planning Center.

For any questions, please reach out to Kyle Smith at

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