Planning Center Services

Planning Center Services

  • Category: Business
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Ministry Centered Technologies
  • Compatibility: Android
2,104 Ratings
$ 0

Planning Center Services App

You must already have an account at Planning Center to use this software. -=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- The Planning Center Services app is the best way to access your Planning Center Services account on your iOS device. Planning Center Services is an online scheduling and worship planning application to keep your staff and volunteers connected. With our native app, you get an optimized Planning Center experience wherever you are. Manage your schedule, accept or decline scheduling requests, blockout dates, upload your user picture, and if you are a musician, use the media player or attachments section to access music for rehearsals. If you are responsible for scheduling volunteers or planning services, the app has features just for you! Add users to your schedule, check for conflicts, and email them at any time. Add items, songs, media or headers to your order of service and drag and drop them to reorder. Plus, the plan page and your schedule update in real time even without having to refresh!


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Planning Center Services app reviews

  • ... but 4/5

    By Elias The Rider
    Great app... but the last few time's I've been scheduled, I go to accept and it says the request is no longer valid... talked to the people who scheduled me and they say it's not a problem on their end...
  • Game Changer 5/5

    By jondahl11
    I absolutely love this app. It has completely changed the game for Church/worship organization and communication. Our entire team loves it. Thanks PCO!
  • New to app 1/5

    By new user login
    What is the process into using this app as a new user? There is no info on that. Would like someones help thanks
  • Sign up 5/5

    By JayRizzyP
    There is no sign up option upon opening the app, it only gives you the option to login instead.
  • App crashes 1/5

    By Blanlo
    App crashes every time it's opened. Tried reinstalling it and resetting my password. Tried to request support and couldn't get through to anyone.
  • App Doesn't Have RehearsalMix Access 4/5

    By PamprdCheryl
    Even though I have RehearsalMix access and it displays all my songs, the app doesn't recognize it. The please fix this. Otherwise....Love This App!!!!
  • Different churches 3/5

    By Aarones
    It would be nice to be able to switch between different churches without loging into another account. As a musician i play at different churches from week to week and being able access resources without typing in a password would make my pco experience more efficient.
  • Update needed 2/5

    By Concernedvery
    App needs to be updated to reflect when you untag or remove people from a team. App still shows that person as on the team months later.
  • Would love some more power features 4/5

    By AppEagle15
    The app is great, but I'd like to see some more powerful features, especially for the iPad. Having the ability to export a PDF of the plan to print or having the matrix would make this app even better. Again, the app is great and is perfect for iPhone, but I'd love to see some more features for iPad.
  • I'm unable to log in or request a log in. 4/5

    By LOGArmyNG
    Please assist!
  • It's better now 3/5

    By mistylee
    It took a while to figure out that when the plan folder says empty you have to swipe down and it boomerangs back up to populate the folder. Kind of wired but once I finally was able to see my plans it works ok.
  • Won't let me sign in 4/5

    By A little rain
    This app is great because I can practice for Sundays. But recently I haven't been kept signed in. I'm okay with that, but when I click log-in now, it won't give me a box to let me sign in on. It's just a white page.
  • LOL Best bug report ever 5/5

    By TheOriginalRandyH
    Besides using this app for preparing Sunday's service, I use this to learn church band members names since I am new to this church. Who's on lead vocals, what's on lead guitar and I don't know is on drums.
  • No music 2/5

    By No photos.
    I can accept requests to be on the schedule, but I cannot listen to the mp3's that are attached. It's difficult to practice with no music.
  • Here U go, Matt.... 5/5

    By originalbubbahead
    My main concern had always been having to reload the app so that it would recognize my administrative rank. Sort of ironic that I've been pushed out of the need to be an administrator anymore & PCO fixed the problem. πŸ™„ Well hey, if I happen to land where PCO is used, problem solved. πŸ˜„ Fire out, happy trails, PCO. 😎
  • So amazingly helpful 5/5

    By SYPHIN F14
    I love this app, and the way it interfaces and relates so well with the online web portal. They are really very responsive on support requests and quite proactive in finding and correcting bugs and making improvements. I particularly like their comments on what each new update contains – they've got a great sense of humor it would seem, and I literally LOL sometimes!
  • App good, but a few problems 4/5

    By bfchris
    The app works well, but the PCO system has a few problems, if you like more collaboration. The app has gained in features & abilities, and works well as designed. The Planning Center Online is set up with team leaders (e.g. a leader for musicians, a leader for audiovisual workers, etc.). When a team leader sends a notification or other communication, there is no way to reply within this app; I'm always looking for ways to keep communications organized, and email decluttered! I can't reply in this app, but must go to email. I'd love to have Ministry chats kept in this app. When a team leader seeks input from team members, that's not possible here; members are limited to Accepting assignments! If an unexpected event causes someone to need to cancel their prior acceptance of an assignment (PCO DOES allow that to be processed), there is no way to swap with someone else and have that swap show up in PCO. Support has recommended that we put the name of our substitute in the Reason for Declining field; the team leader will have to perform the actual swap, but that means Leader is aware of the swap.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Eac4610
    I don't need this app to be fancy for me, but I have enough access to see and do everything I need Sunday morning. It works smoothly and well, until I start having senioritis. oops! Time for another hilarious update!
  • Needs a lot of improvement 1/5

    By Mshickey
    We've been using this app in our church for quite a while now, and I have grown to despise it! About the only thing that it's good for is listening to worship music in order to practice ahead of time. Besides that, it is a huge pain! First of all, it is extremely un-user-friendly. It is very difficult to navigate. You practically have to have a college degree in "Planning Center navigation" in order to use it. Secondly, it is a very top heavy approach to ministry. The church is not a dictatorship, and yet this app treats it as if the leaders have all the power, and the volunteers have none. I am involved in multiple ministries, some as a leader, and some as a team member, so I have seen both sides of it. As a leader, you have to do all the work. Because it is so difficult, I don't even waste my time with it. We just stick to Facebook, phone calls, and texts. As a volunteer, you have to have"permission" to do anything. I would love to have the ability to see a calendar, see where help is needed, and volunteer accordingly. But no, it all has to be done through the leader. It eliminates any possibility of working together as a team. If I declined to be put on the schedule, but it was a mistake, can I go back and change it? No! Once again, it has to be done through the leader. This app has a ton of improvement to do before I will ever consider using it on purpose. In fact, I currently discourage everyone I talk to from using it. It is a total waste of time.
  • Simply The Best 5/5

    By @natesipple
    Been doing this for quite a while now. There is nothing better. Thanks for developing this and keep up the great work.
  • Great app 5/5

    By WillyBilly927
    Love how easy it is and also love the notes they leave when they make updates. Very funny!
  • Best App for Planning and Centering Online 5/5

    By Ecknet
    Love the app. Does it have issues here and there? Probably. But this team is quick to jump on bug fixes and when they do, they list a comprehensive report...that's actually interesting to read! For a scheduler, this takes the nightmare out of planning and communication.
  • So glad for the bugs 5/5

    By Lizama98
    This app is wonderful. Use it every week and it helps so much. However my favorite thing about it is the bug updates - not even the actual update - just the way that PCO goes about explaining the updates and bugs. Hilarious.
  • Grey app with great updates 5/5

    By Monster maker 2345:
    The app itself is great, I get scheduled, can figure what I need to play, what times I need to be places, and makes it easy to find the songs. One of the greatest thing about this app is the updates, not only do they update frequently to make the app run at peak performance but each update is, let's say... unlike any update you've read, honestly I check updates regularly just to see if this one needs one so I can read it! Keep up the great work and thanks for adding a little fun to my day with the updates!
  • Seriously, if you use Planning Center, use this app. 5/5

    By beelee1113
    For any tech company to promise weekly update releases across their products is ambitious and crazy enough. For a company to actually deliver, and without frustrating customers with unnecessary or ill-communicated changes? That's Planning Center. If you plan any type of service or event, religious or otherwise, that requires the coordination of multiple people, teams, media, notes, and timing, then this is the app you're looking for. Constantly making incremental improvements and listening to users for feedback, this app (and company) should be the standard to strive for. Their Support is second to none, and I've never had an issue they couldn't resolve. I've been using the app since version 1, and it just keeps getting better. I appreciate that it's not just a port of the web app, but that it's device-conscious, and adjusts to fit the screen size it's given to work within. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Also, who writes the update notes? Seriously? I laugh every time. Thank you for caring about every little detail.
  • Great program! 5/5

    By supertruper1988
    I love having this at the churches I serve at and it's a great way to see what us going on behind the scenes.
  • Review of bugs fixes 5/5

    By Dvadvo
    It's always bugged me that they were there, but you are fixing them. Yours is the only app that I read to find out what was fixed and why. Great job keep it up. So, do I want your app to be more buggy so I can read the updates or not? Either way you're great.
  • Best app ever 5/5

    By Chase K. Lak
    We use this app and the online access everyday of the week. Our main service uses it the most but our children's ministry & and Youth department. It is a huge help getting our services on time and on track, our worship team goes up during the week and has access to the coming weeks worship set. I am sure there is much more that I am not saying here, if I could give it a 10 star rating I would.
  • Need one fversion for Macbook Pro 3/5

    By Terrence63
    It would be more practical if it were on more devices. I need it for my laptop for the bigger screen. iphone and ipad screens are too small.
  • Super helpful 5/5

    By Amnarie3110
    Surprised and delighted with all the spot-on useful features every time I go through into this app!
  • Suggestion 4/5

    By andxer
    Add a notification that tells you when a song has been added/changed/removed from a service you're rostered for! And key changes too for that matter
  • Services Live glitch 5/5

    By This app should be a #1!!
    Great job on the app! It's really come a long way. A bug I've noticed for a few versions: when trying to hide the chat section of Services Live by dragging it to bottom, it will not disappear and instead it covers the buttons to advance the service. Could you fix that? Thanks! We don't really use chat so it's useful to hide that to give me more room to see item notes.
  • You Need Help 2/5

    By Lmorten
    You need the help of people who are using this app ins regular basis. I play for multiple churches and your app seems to lack the ability to work On an individual basis as opposed to a church basis.
  • Frustrating 1/5

    By jbc18
    Even when I am on the schedule, it shows me as having nothing. I can't see each week's plans. Our church has multi sites and resources together, so we like to see the plans even if we are not on the team. App is slow/freezes as well. Just not a functional or user-friendly app.
  • Great app and bug fix notes! 5/5

    By 8thSage
    This might be the only app that I read developer notes on bug fixes. Link Link and sausage links are both awesome!
  • Love the app 5/5

    By gamerguy33
    It is a great app I love it
  • Way too many notifications 2/5

    By Baersh
    If I have the app, I don't need emails. Please give me the option to turn ALL email notifications off. If I get emails, I don't need to see them in the message center. Accepting/declining a request should clear the message center notifications. For one serving request I get the following notifications: 1. email to my inbox, 2. Notification from the app, 3. Message center notification in the app, 4. Reminder email the day before, 5. Message center reminder in the app.
  • Can't delete songs 4/5

    By Clinton1223
    There needs to be a way to be able to delete songs. I can search and add them just fine, but I can only delete arrangements. I can't delete the songs themselves.
  • Great App, except... 4/5

    By Microserf75
    We really do need a drop down feature for multiple users on one email account. I read on another review that there are security issues with that. I'm not sure what that would be, if a parent signs in for multiple children with the same email address/password. Would you awesome guys pretty please work on that? 😁😘☺️
  • Let's play 5/5

    By LinaaBeaar
    Love it! Great communication with the music ministry group
  • Mostly simple to use 4/5

    By Sean Duong
    Being a member of my church's worship band, I find myself listening to new songs on the app to learn my parts and very often I need to rewind a few seconds to re-hear certain sections. I think the app, specifically the music player, can be improved by adding the ability to hold down the forward or rewind button down to skip or rewind ten seconds (respectively), similar to Spotify. Great app otherwise 🀘🀘
  • Where's the schedule? 1/5

    By Awejhf
    Even if I'm not scheduled I still like to see what songs we are singing and practice. The update no longer allows for this.
  • Apple Watch app 5/5

    By Porque?!
    Love this app! Is there a way to have it as an app to download for the Apple Watch?
  • Frustrating 1/5

    By family4jc
    I downloaded the AP and went to log in. It tells me UhOh something went wrong log out and sign back in. I do that and it get the same message. It's been a week of trying and still getting the same UhOh messages.
  • Don't like the new version!!! 1/5

    By Hueydueylewi
    Can't look ahead to upcoming weeks! I KNOW I am needed in two weeks, but have not been "scheduled" yet. Our scheduler sometimes forgets to put me on the schedule, and, in the past, I could see upcoming weeks to see when my band is on the rotation. Now, I can't see that!!!
  • Latest update is horrible! 1/5

    By Jenne3
    Normally I love this app and use it all the time. With this latest update I can't see any of the plans like I did before. What's up with that?!! Very frustrating!! Fix it please!!!
  • Notification Update is Buggy 2/5

    By darktiki101
    I DO NOT want the app to give me notifications telling me they sent an email to me. That's redundant considering I also get email on my phone. I unchecked the box for "include notifications for emails" but I still get them. I would have to disable push notifications entirely which I don't want to do. I do want the notifications for requested service times.
  • Needs fix 2/5

    By SharkPride
    Love this app but since the last update i cant view my services from the my schedule page. In other words, i can see the names and times of my services but i cant touch to go to the page to view the details of it such as setlist and attachments.
  • I don't even know how I'd plan without it 5/5

    By Plaidprophet
    Plus, the update notes. Bahahaha
  • Priceless Product. Gets better all the time. 5/5

    By anwroots
    We use this all the time for our worship ministry. I am a worship pastor managing three worship services with no paid staff. This tool is vital to helping me keep everything straight and keep my great volunteer teams informed and prepared. Thanks for all the work put into this and for the updates and the funny commentary on the update log. Hilarious. Music nerds rejoice.

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