Welcome to Services! This guide provides an overview of the main concepts to help you have a better understanding of how to set up your Services account.
If you cannot log in, follow the steps in this article.
For an in-depth overview of how to start using Services, check out Planning Center University.
Service Types and Plans organize information for any services or events happening at your church.
A Plan is where you store all the details about a particular service. It can include service times, rehearsal times, the teams you've scheduled for that service, and all the items happening in that service.
When you create a new Service Type, you'll be guided through a wizard, which will also help you create the first Plan for that Service Type.
Set up your Plan items and files.
When you are finished adding all your items to the Plan, it should look similar to the following example:
Add people to your Services database by importing a CSV file or adding them individually.
CSV import is only available for Organization Administrators.
After people are added, you can create teams and schedule people to Plans.
The Scheduling Your Teams article walks you through the most commonly used process for creating and scheduling teams.
When you click that, you'll see this helpful dialog box.
Suggested articles will give suggestions based on the page you're on when you click the question mark.
Click browse our documentation to be taken directly to our online manual. You'll be able to see all of our help articles and open them from there.
Type in what you're looking for. This will search our online manual and return articles on that topic.
Send an email to our Support Team. For the most efficient support, be sure to include specifics about what you're working with. When you submit your questions from here, we receive lots of information about your account, including the page you're viewing, which allows for fast and accurate support for your request.
Planning Center Support Team is dedicated to getting you an email response within an hour by looking into the issue in detail, asking for help from other seasoned team members, or even consulting a developer, if necessary. This type of direct assistance and shared knowledge is unavailable on the phone.
However, if you need a phone call, you can schedule one when you open a ticket.
These requests to Support can only be made by Organization Administrators:
Data removal or corrections you can't make yourself (undo old CSV imports, iCal imports, etc)
Request promotional pricing (legacy plans, church plants, Giving contract promotion)
Gain access to anything that was created and managed by someone else in the account
Restore or fully delete a canceled account
Disconnect a Stripe account
Request access to Giving (if there are no current Giving Administrators in the account)