#2 on My List of Favorite Things!!

I hope and pray that you are blessed by the information and wisdom shared on this blog.  I am so passionate about encouraging my fellow leaders in worship ministry.  So, take the resources, information and encouragement, and use it…share it!

Today, I want to talk about Planning Center.  Those of you who do not use it…maybe you have a planning tool that you like…that’s great!  But, if you’re looking for something…I wanted to share why I have enjoyed using it so much.

I am a planner.  I am an organizer and list-maker.  So, planning center is kind of like a happy place for me.

However, it’s very user friendly for those who are not planners, too! This website makes it easy!

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If you haven’t heard of planning center, it is a planning tool for churches to use when planning services, music, schedules, etc.  Click Here to visit their website and get a quick overview

Here’s what I love:

  • Each member of your worship team can have their own individual login and choose their preferred method of communication (email or Facebook).
  • Each member of your worship team can go into the master calendar and “block off” the dates they are unavailable to serve on worship team.
  • As the worship leader, you can insert your set list and attach various media to help team members learn the music (charts, mp3’s, youtube, SongSelect, etc)
  • They just created “family scheduling” which is wonderful! You can create households for your users.  You can also set preferences, where users can request to be scheduled with anyone in their family or just specific members.

I have only touched on the musical planning end of this website, but there is so much more!  Visit their website and learn more about what they offer!

We really like their iPad app, “Music Stand”, which integrates with your planning center account and syncs all of your set lists, etc.

For anyone wondering…I’m actually NOT paid by this company to say wonderful things about their product.  I just really like it, and wanted to share!  If this information helps you, that’s great!

What resources have you found and loved as a worship leader? I would love to hear from you!  Use the contact form below!

Blessings to you!

Andrea Olson

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