18 July 2007 ~ 5 Comments

Planning Center Online


So this is a resource I’ve been using for a couple of months now, and I would say it is a must have for you worship leaders out there.  Another friend told me he doesn’t know what he ever did without it.

I tried using worshipplanning.com for a bit when I was at Revolution.  While it was useful as well, I’ve found Planning Center to be a whole lot more user friendly and customizable.  My favorite features:

  • Scheduling abilities, including ability to view in a matrix format that is really good at looking forward and back at elements/songs used in services as well as people scheduled.
  • Ability to post mp3’s and chord charts for the team to look at in advance.
  • Easy to read print out of service flow or production volunteers to follow.
  • Ability for people to black out dates on their calendars for the sake of scheduling (will be even nicer if I can get them to use it).
  • Song database with charting abilityies that make it easy to change keys or make capoed versions.

Anyway, those are just a few.  Being that it’s been a great tool for me, I thought it would be fair to pimp it to you.  So if you need some help with your organizing and communication check it out.

The one thing that I am discovering would make it an even more useful tool is if I could get my sets planned a little further out, instead of the week of which is typical for me now.  I’m hoping to get at least 2-3 weeks out.  How about you other leaders out there?  How far in advance do you plan your sets?  Just wondering.

And who else is using Planning Center?  Leaders?  Volunteers?  How do you like it?  You have somethin better?  (Like an intern?)

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