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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!

What's New

Version 3.8.4

• Now all musicians can keep their custom BPMs. Editors can still save changes for everyone, but now Viewers can save BPMs for themselves. In this update, BPM stands for Better Personalized Metronome.

• Now you’ll see a person’s reason for a blockout when you see a scheduling conflict.There might not be a rhyme, but if there is a reason, we’ll show you just in time, to skip them for the season. (Looks like there was a rhyme and reason after all.)

• Services Live will refresh when returning to the app, so your chat messages are up-to-date. This feature is to refresh your live just a bit more.

If you have any issues, use the app's built-in help to email us so we can write back. Each bug fix in this release was submitted by someone like you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
416 Ratings
416 Ratings

App good, but a few problems

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.

Developer Response

Thanks for the honesty! Though, there seems to be a misunderstanding. Members can always reply back to the emails they receive, in order to communicate and work out any scheduling changes. Our heart behind every product we make is far from totalitarian. Swapping would require a member also have Scheduler permissions. Instead, try having members talk to each other and then put the person's name in the "Reason" field when they need to decline. The leader will see that and be able to make those changes quickly and easily. Of course, there's always room to grow, and you seem to have some ideas! We'd love for you to share them with us, by emailing (or use "Help" to send a request right from within the app).


Amazing, but....

Hey PCO. I love Planning Center and I love your app. Super intuitive and practical!! I use it almost as much as I use PCO on my computer. But I’ve been having a couple of problems lately. When I create a new person on the app and put their info in, it doesn’t save the info. I know this because after I create a new person and schedule them for an audition, I ask them to check their email for a PCO invite and they never get it until I redo creating them on the full-site version. Also, sometimes it crashes and it seems to always be at the worst time. I lead worship for The Point Church out the Raleigh area of NC. One thing we are asked to do is to be praying about things to say at certain points in the service. God will give me things to say at odd times and when I receive them, I like to write them in my notes on PCO immediately. I was doing that tonight and was almost done when the app crashed. This wasn’t the first time this happened, but tonight it was extremely frustrating.


Love it, but I would find an addition useful..

I love this app! It’s easy to use and understand. It’s definitely effective and helpful, particularly in receiving and responding to requests.
The only thing that me and the rest of my team would love to see is the ability to view the notes that can only be created on the desktop site. They appear in a blue bubble with the number of comments posted. We prefer to post song info in there, but no one can see it on the app! The other two description or note options on both the app and website either make the plan look excessive and long or they stay with the song every time we use it in a plan, even though the details we put in will need to change every time. I like everything else about the app and will still continue to use it regularly!


Ministry Centered Technologies
53.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Ministry Centered Technologies, Inc.


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