Welcome to Calendar! This article will introduce you to features in Calendar. If you haven't already, check out the Product Tour, which shows you how Calendar works for your church.
Planning Center Calendar is designed to help you and your church manage your facilities. Streamline room and resources requests and keep track of when and how your facilities are used, which prevents conflicts and double-bookings. Calendar is for the Facilities Manager, Maintenance Crew, Department Heads, and Church Staff but not the general congregation. Events can only be created, and rooms or resources can only be requested, by someone with permissions in Calendar.
Before you create events, make sure you understand approval groups, rooms and resources, and tags, so events can be completed upon creation.
Approval Groups are groups of people who approve rooms and resources for events. Approval Groups can have one or multiple people in them, and they can be attached to one or multiple rooms or resources. Approval Group members will receive an email notification to approve or reject resources.
The events coordinator, custodial staff, and security manager are great examples of people who need access.
Rooms and Resources
Rooms and resources are physical items located at your church, such as the Sanctuary and Folding Chairs. Both rooms and resources have optional questions that may be added to further evaluate the reservation request.
Events hold the schedule, rooms, and resources, so you can keep all your events in order without double booking.
A completed, approved event looks like this:
When you create your event, add the schedule, request rooms and resources, and then wait for approval. As approval groups approve or reject requests, the Event Owner will receive emails, and all activity will be logged in the Activity tab.
Get Training & Support
If you want to dive in a little deeper, we have created a training video that will continually be updated. It's 45 minutes long and has chapters for you to jump around easily. It also links to all of our articles throughout the video.
The best way to get help is by clicking the question mark in the upper right when you're logged in.
From there, you'll be able to see suggested articles based on the page you're on, or you can search for other articles if you don't see what you're looking for.
You can also email our support team! Make sure you include specific information, such as the list, workflow, or form name, as well as the person you're working with. The more specifics you send our way, the better we can help!