Services

If you don’t already have the Planning Center Services app, you can download it from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Androids).

Planning Center Services provides easy access to all the details you need for a weekend. You’ll be able to see the outline of service and the worship set (including vocal leads), as well as attachments to help you practice before rehearsal and in between services.

Blocking Out Dates

Blockout dates are used to make the team schedule for the month. This means that you must block out dates that you know you aren’t able to serve.

To set a blockout date, open the Services app, open the hamburger icon in the top left, and click on ” + Blockout”. Then set the date or dates you want to set as unavailable, add a reason, and hit save.

Planning Center

Services

Planning Center Services provides easy access to all the details you need for a weekend. You’ll be able to see the outline of service and the worship set (including vocal leads), as well as attachments to help you practice before rehearsal and in between services.

Music Stand

Planning Center Music Stand lets you view and edit chord charts, lyrics, and more in an easy to use fullscreen mode.

Blocking Out Dates

A blockout date(s) is simply a day or days that you set on your Planning Center calendar as unavailable. Blockout dates are essential to using Planning Center, because they are used to make the team schedule for the month. This means that you must block out dates that you know you aren’t able to serve.

 To set a blockout date on desktop, login to Planning Center Services. Make sure “My Schedule” is selected in the top menu, then click on “Add blockouts” underneath the calendar. Then choose a date or dates to set as unavailable, add a reason, and hit save.

Other Basics

Music Stand

If you don’t already have the Music Stand app, you can download it from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Androids).

Planning Center Music Stand lets you view and edit chord charts, lyrics, and more in an easy to use fullscreen mode.

Viewing Files

After opening the app, login into your planning center account and a side panel will open with all of your scheduled plans. Select a plan to open the order of service. From here you can scroll down to the songs, and choose from each dropdown what pdf file you want to view. Then simply click on the song to open the presentation mode.

Editing Files

To edit a pdf in presentation mode, click anywhere on the screen to bring up the top menu. Press the settings in the top right corner to reorder pages, or zoom in. Press the play button to play along with the mp3 from planning center, or press the pen to add or edit notes. To add a note, press where on the screen you want to add text, complete the menu that pops up and hit save.