As we continue to bring all of your week-to-week leader tasks to Church Center, we’re excited to announce a new flow for adding members: inviting members, and managing those invites! Available now with the latest version of the Church Center App.
If you’re a leader, you’ll see a new button on the Members tab to add a person. From there, you’ll see three options.
If your new potential Member is right there, have them scan that QR code. They can scan it with the default camera on their smartphone, and a link will appear for them to tap on. If they already have the Church Center App, that link will take them to your group, and request to join, all in one scan!
If they don't have the Church Center App, it'll direct them to Church Center on the web where they can sign in or create a new account and request to join.
If someone prefers or is not able to to scan the QR code, you can share that same link however you'd like (email, text, Facebook, TikTok) with your devices share options.
When taking attendance, at the very bottom of the Add Member page, you’ll see a link to add a visitor. This will take you to the admin side of Planning Center where you can choose to add someone from there, if you have Leader Access.
What happens next, you ask?
We want to make sure the Leader always confirms that person before they are able to access the group. Right after the new member scans, a leader will see an alert, and receive a push notification that someone has requested to join. Choose one of those, and you'll see an image, some extra details, and the ability to confirm or deny their request.
If they have the Church Center App installed, the new member will receive a push notification alerting them they have joined, which directs them right into the Members section of their new group, where they can update the contact details they'd like to share, and get more involved.
We know that one of the main times you'd like to add people is while taking attendance, so this process can be done right from the attendance screen. Even better, attendance will update live when someone has requested to join, you can accept or decline right from there.
As with everything else we do in Groups, this flow is available both in the free Church Center App and on Church Center web.
This feature was built directly from feedback that you sent in! Thank you so much for investing in us and please keep sending us that feedback!