Community Group Resource:

Planning Center

Planning center is the main tool that MCC uses to help Community group leaders best manage their groups. This resource can be used for:

  • Scheduling

  • Emailing

  • Reminders

  • Attendance

  • Managing Members

  • Events 

  • And more

Below is a list of articles and videos to help you get the most out of this resource. 

Overview video

Logging In To Manage Your Group

To login go to https://login.planningcenteronline.com/login/new

Tip: bookmark this URL so it is easier to get to later

First Time Logging in: Select the "Need a password?" link below the email and password fields. Enter your email address, then a verification code will be sent to that email address. After entering the code, you will be able to create a password and then log in.

Already have an account: Login with your username and password. If you forgot your password click "Need a password?" and follow the steps above.

If you are having difficulty logging in please contact Pastor Eric at eric@montclair.church

Events/Group Meetings

From a group Events tab, click Create a new event.

Emailing Members

  • To email all members, click the email icon at the top of the Members.

  • To email selected members, put a check next to the names of the people that you want to email, and then click the email icon.

Sending Event Reminder Emails

  • Enable Reminders emails for all new events: To set up reminder defaults, go to the Settings tab for the group, and toggle the Send reminder emails button to green.

    • ​When you set up reminder defaults from the group settings tab, this default will apply to all new events that you create.

  • Set Reminders for a New/old Event: In the Event Reminders section, toggle the Send reminder emails button to green. Then in the dropdown, choose the number of days before the event that you want to the reminder to be sent out.

Tracking RSVP's

In every event reminder email there will also be a RSVP request sent to each member. Member can click one of three options ("i'll be there", "I can't make it", or "I'm not sure"). Each member can click one of those options to let you know ahead time if they can make it or not. You can keep track of the number of people who have responded to the RVSP from the main Events page on the events list. You can also view the event page to see how individual members have responded to the RSVP.

Attendance

  1. Fill in the event name, date, time, and frequency.

  2. Enter the description for the event that will be shown on the public groups page.

  3. Choose a location for the event.

  4. Set automated reminders for the event.

Click Create event when you're finished, and your event will be added to the calendar!

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