How to Access the Church Center App

Church Center by Planning Center is a church management software that Peoples Church uses to manage the different aspects of the church life. The Church Center app and website will be available to anyone. Only members will see the private groups that require membership. Please find below important information about Church Center.

CHURCH CENTER

Think of Church Center as the hub for Peoples Church. This will be the central location for giving, groups, volunteers and event registrations. You can access Church Center online or via the Church Center app for Android or iPhone. To access the website, click on the link. Once the Church Center app is downloaded, you will need to enter Peoples Church as the church name and enter Salem, Oregon for location. The Peoples church logo should appear and then you can set it as your church.

  • GIVING
    Giving is where you will send in your donations for Peoples Church to continue its ministry locally and globally. If you have any questions about giving you can email us at [email protected].

  • GROUPS
    Groups is where you can find information about the different groups, classes and service opportunities at Peoples Church.

  • SIGNUPS
    In the Signups section, you can sign up to attend events or volunteer for various PC events at Peoples Church.

If you have any questions about Church Center, please email us at [email protected].

Church Center Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

As Peoples Church continues grow, you still may have questions about Church Center. We’ve put together some of the common questions you’ve been asking. If you have other questions or you would like to add a frequently asked question about the Church Center app, please email the leadership team at [email protected].

CHURCH CENTER BASICS
HOW DO I…?

CONTACT THE CHURCH

Email [email protected] and an employee of Peoples Church will contact you.

UPDATE MY CONTACT INFORMATION

Go to Church Center online or within your Church Center app and click your profile icon in the upper right-hand corner, click My Profile, click Edit.

SIGN UP FOR AN EVENT

Sign up for events by clicking the signups tab. Click the event you would like to attend and fill out the necessary information for registration.

SIGN UP FOR GROUPS

Sign up for groups by clicking the groups tab. Once you find a group that you would like to join, click the group and click the join tab. 

SIGN UP TO GIVE ELECTRONICALLY

Click on the Give button on the PC website or access the Give option within the Church Center app on the Google Play or Apple App Store.

SECURITY

HOW IS ACCESS TO CHURCH CENTER SECURED?

Church Center helps facilitate communication between the members of Peoples Church. When creating your Church Center profile, you will need to provide your valid phone number, email address, or both to help verify your identity. Peoples Church uses your phone number and email address help secure your login to Church Center. Logging in helps to ensure you get the communications that are relevant to you and also keeps sensitive communications like prayer requests limited to our members.

Non-members can also use Church Center, but the information to which they have access will be limited to only public church events, information, and general announcements.

IS EVERYTHING ON CHURCH CENTER PUBLIC?

Church Center contains both private and public content. 

Examples of public content include general announcements, signups, and public meetings such as Bible Engagement Groups or PC Kid’s ministry. Public information is available for anyone to view. 

Examples of private content include Peoples Church group information that pertains to the specific group. This private content is only available to group members who have logged in to Church Center.

IS MY CONTACT INFORMATION SHARED PUBLICLY?

Your contact information (phone and email) is not available to the public through Church Center. It is stored in a private database.

Members of some church groups will be able to see each other’s contact information (phone and email) in order to facilitate communication between group members. Examples of these groups include the Peoples Church groups.

If you have questions regarding your contact information, please email at [email protected]

HOW WILL PC MEMBERS CONTACT/SENSITIVE INFORMATION BE PROTECTED WITHIN THE APP?

Planning Center and Church Center use encryption, coding best practices, data centers, and 3rd party validation to protect personal information within Church Center. Please read their Terms and Privacy for more information.