Church Center is a mobile app and web experience where our congregation can explore, engage, and get involved throughout the week.
In the coming months, we will be expanding our use of Church Center as the hub for our Church Calendar, Event Registrations, Online Giving and more!
From Church Center, you can also connect to our announcements, sermon videos and additional ministry information on the church website.
We're here for you, especially during this transitional period!
If you need help or run into problems, please email email@example.com, call the church office, or talk to Scott Erickson before or after services.
We're working to better streamline the processes in the church office to enable the most effective communications and interactions within the church body. Church Center is part of an integrated system we are adopting to achieve those goals and much more. You can learn more about Church Center here.
No. Church Center simply provides another avenue through which to stay connected with Calvary Chapel Bemidji. It does allow for easier communications within groups (like Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry, Gray Squirrels, etc.) as well as a consistent experience for signing up for events and making financial contributions. The website will continue to be the source for public information about our church body as well as where you can find announcements, sermon videos, live streams, etc.
We will be transitioning our online giving from EasyTithe to Planning Center Giving and will work with anyone currently on a recurring giving schedule in EasyTithe to get your information moved over to Giving. More information will be available on the Online Giving page.
Similarly, we will be moving our sign-ups from SignUp Genius to Planning Center Registrations in the near future. All new/future events will be set up using Registrations, while those currently in SignUp Genius will either be left there (until the event has ended) or moved into Registrations.
KidCheck will remain in place for Children's Ministry at least through the current school year (2022-23), so there will be no immediate changes to getting your kids signed in for Sunday School or Wednesday night activities.
Church Center, and the rest of the Planning Center system, use industry-standard encryption and security practices to ensure your information is safe and secure. Planning Center is SOC 2 Type 1 Certified and PCI Level One compliant. Additionally, you have control over what information is stored for you and your family, and only approved church staff are able to access that information in Planning Center. At any time, you can remove your information, or request that we remove that information, from the Planning Center system. You can learn more about Planning Center security, compliance, practices and procedure here.
If you are included in the printed Church Directory (2022 edition), the information from your listing there has been transferred into Planning Center. From there, it is only accessible to you (through Church Center) and approved church staff. Once you log in to Church Center the first time, you should be able to view and update your information as you see fit. If you do not find that information after logging in, please contact us to ensure your new Church Center profile is connected to your existing church directory information.
If you were not in the 2022 directory, you can add whatever information you want in your Church Center profile.
To learn more about updating your profile, check out this article.
Again, ONLY the information you chose to include in the printed Church Directory from 2022 has been transferred into Planning Center. If all you included in the directory was your name and home phone number, then the only information in Planning Center will be your name and home phone number (no email address, home address, cell phone numbers, etc.). We take your privacy very seriously and want you to have full control of what is shared with the church office staff. We also did NOT include the names of any of your children from the printed directory, so you can choose whether to add them as household members in Church Center.
The Planning Center system includes a lot of powerful options and capabilities, many of which we will not be using immediately but may transition to over time. Each ministry within the church will transition to the core parts of the system at a pace suitable for that ministry. We'll keep everyone posted through announcements in-church and on the website!
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