Getting started with the Planning module

Purpose of the module

The Planning module enables churches to produce plans for services, events and bookings (or to create an entirely unlinked plan). Plans are a great way to keep everyone in the loop about the running order for an occasion so that those involved know precisely who's doing what and when within the running order. Essentially, plans keep the occasion and those involved on track.

Planning module features at a glance

  • Create unlinked plans or plans linked to services, events or bookings
  • Assign library or ad hoc items to a plan; optionally set each plan item's duration and start time or run the plan's items consecutively
  • Customise plan item 'types' and build and maintain your library of plan items, such as songs, hymns, prayers, liturgy and all the other elements that comprise plans
  • Create templates for commonly-used plans
  • Upload files to library items and plans for easy file sharing - ideal for chord charts and lyric sheets
  • Assign people to plan items - either ad hoc or using criteria to link to rotas - as your rotas change, your plans remain up to date
  • Publish and share plan pages with ease
  • In-built CCLI tracking and reporting
  • Download and share plans to MediaShout
  • Stay on time by seeing real-time plan progress when the plan is running
  • Integrates seamlessly with services, events and bookings in your Rotas, Calendar and Bookings modules

Next steps...

To explore many of the Planning module's features and functionality, you'll need to add or import some data. It's easy to do. See the related support articles for further details.

Got a question?

You’ll find the answers to most questions in our support articles - they're all available through the Support beacon located in the bottom-right corner of each page in the Planning module - just search by topic, phrase or keyword. You can also access the Support Article library on our website. And if you still can't find something you're looking for, click to get in touch with one of the ChurchSuite team - we’re happy to help!

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