Create a Home Page

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The home page is the first page that loads when Church Center is opened, so you want to make sure that people see the most important things first. You can either create a traditional, static home page with general information on it, or you can make the home page dynamically schedule-based, so your congregation always sees what they need first.

Configure Your Home Page

You can add announcements or styled graphics with links, so people know what's most important to you.

Check out this clip from Planning Center University.


Check out this sample home page. If you'd like some inspiration for your home page, the Planning Center Community on Slack is a great way for churches to share advice and connect with each other using chat. In the #product-publishing channel, many churches have been sharing their custom page designs and some have even created templates to share!

In the All Pages tab, click the Home page to edit it.


From the page editor, you can customize your home page to fit the personality of your church by dragging blocks of information.


While you're editing, you can preview the changes without making it visible to your whole congregation using Draft Mode.


Header images are displayed with a 16:9 aspect ratio on both web and mobile. The recommended dimensions are 2000x1125 pixels, and images can be PNG, JPG or GIF files.

Choose a Block Type

You can add different block types to your page depending on what type of content you want to share.

Block Name

Content to be Added


Create a button and attach a hyperlink to it.


Add contact information that congregants can click or tap on to get in contact with your church.


Add a horizontal line to divide sections of your page.

Event schedule

Add a date, time, and description of an event.


Upload an image on your page. You can also attach a hyperlink to the image to use it as a button.


Enter an address to generate a map view on the page.

Section header

Add a header for a section of your page. You can add a background image, button, and text.


Add a link to your church's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube page. 


Add some text to your page.


Add a URL or an embed code to a video hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Boxcast.

Add a Linked Image

You can make make your images clickable links so that when someone taps or clicks the graphic, they'll be taken to the linked page. You can link to another site or even a form from your styled graphic.

To create a linked image, select the image on the home page, and fill out the linking information.

  1. Enable the ability to link the image.

  2. Enter the URL.

  3. Check the box to open the link in a new tab.

Me as Home Page

Instead of the traditional home page, you can set `Me as your congregant's start page in Church Center! This page is personalized to each congregant and shows their schedule, joined groups, registration history, and organizations. Congregants can set their schedules, email team leaders, customize their profile and settings, and manage their giving from this page.


Your congregation can still tap Home in Church Center to see your home page.


For more information on what congregants can do on the Me page, check out this article!

Set Me as Church Center Home Page

On the Navigation tab, toggle on Make Me the start page.


Click Save draft to apply the change. When you're ready to publish this change, click Publish.

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