Set Up the Order of Service

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Set up your plan with the order of service, including songs and media that people can access from the plan.

Notice

Brand new accounts will have no songs or media in the database, so you'll need to add songs or add media to your library before you can add them to your plans.

Check out this clip from Planning Center University.

 

Add an Item to a Plan

To add an item to the service order, go to the end of the order of service, click the Add item bar, and begin adding the next item.

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Shortcut Keys

  • When you click Add item at the bottom of the plan, type what you'd like to add to the order of service.

  • Type i, h, s, or m, to use the keyboard shortcuts for adding items, headers, songs, or media according to where your cursor is on the screen.

You can also click Add, and then drag the item to the service order.

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After adding an item to the service order, click it to add details or search for a specific song or media item.

Tips for adding items

To quickly add items to the order of service, you can use the empty row at the bottom of a plan where you can type an item title, song, media, or header to quickly add to your plan.

 
  • Length: Type a length before or after your title and when you hit enter, it will be added to the length field of the item. Use a time format like 4:30, or add a number plus M for minutes or S for seconds.

  • Song search: Type s and then space, and you'll enter song search mode, where you can search for a song and select it from the popup.

    Note: If there is more than one arrangement or key, you'll see a popup to choose those, with the most recently used key pre-selected so you can hit enter to select it quickly.

  • Media search: Type m and then space, and you can search for any media.

  • Headers: Type h space, and then type your header title and hit enter to add a header row.

  • Drag: If you want to add multiple items higher up in your plan, drag the quick add row up before you start adding, and all new items will be created in that position.

Rearrange Items

Once the items are added, you can move them around in the plan by selecting and dragging them.

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Now that the order of service is set, you can add a series title and art, add times, and schedule your people to the plan.

Clear the Order of Service

Administrators can remove all items within a plan's order of service including headers, items, songs, and media.

Click the dropdown in the upper-right corner of a plan, select Clear Order, and then confirm the deletion.

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Completed Plan Example

When you are finished adding all your items to the plan, it should look similar to the example below.

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  1. Headers divide your plan into different sections.

  2. Song items include songs that are linked from your Song library.

  3. Items are service elements such as announcements, baby dedications, and sermons.

  4. Media items include media that is linked from your Media library.

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