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Introducing Church Center

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Church Center is a mobile app and web experience where the congregation can explore, engage & communicate throughout the week.

The leadership at Peoples Church intends for Church Center to be used for communications, registration, record-keeping, management, stewardship & electronic giving.

The goal is to consolidate all of these functions – which are currently scattered across several platforms – into one easy-to-use app. 


Event & Program Registrations

See all the events coming up on the church calendar and, if registration is needed, that registration can be completed online within the app.


Secure Check-In & Check-Out for Child and Youth Ministries 

Parents can feel confident knowing that our check-in and check-out procedures are modern, convenient and secure. Parents can pre-select the family members they want to check in before they even arrive. All they have to do to check in or out is scan the security codes on their phones or key in their phone numbers at a check-in kiosk.


Building a Digital  Directory

Find new friends (and prevent the embarrassment of forgotten names) with the new digital directory tool. The church family can access each other’s approved contact information and family photo – just as you would with your printed church directory!

You can be sure your info is up-to-date by editing your own profiles and household details, and adjust your own privacy settings. Share as much or as little as you want. (Participation in the directory is entirely optional)


Chat with Your Small Groups, Organize Committees and Plan Group Activities

Small groups help to make big churches feel a little smaller and more intimate. After people join a group, they can chat with other group members, see when the next group event is, and use group study materials.



Give Electronically

You’ll have the option to give with your debit or credit card, Apple Pay, or Pre-Authorized Debits. One-time giving and managing recurring donations are easy since all of your payment methods are saved within your personal profile.

You can direct givings to the funds of your choice and receive receipt confirmations.


Miss a Service or Need To Review?

Users can access audio and video of previous services from within the app. Access weekly bulletins, sermon notes, and other downloadable content – all in one place.


Q&A

When is this happening? The goal is to begin the roll-out of Church Center starting this summer beginning with a new digital check-in & check-out process for Nursery & Junior Church.

We hope to have online registrations in place in time to begin accepting registrations for the 2022-23 season of AWANA, Quest and Impact.

Electronic giving methods will likely take a little while longer because of the challenges of changing software midway through a budget year.

How will I be able to give? All of our current methods of giving will remain available to you. These methods include numbered envelopes to give by cash or cheque, direct debits, or e-transfers.

Do I need a smart phone or tablet? If you have one, we’d certainly encourage you to install the app. If not, we will have stations in our foyer with tablets available for those without phones or tablets. 

Alternatively registering by contacting the office will remain an option.

Can I control what I make visible? Absolutely – you are able to control how much or how little information you wish for people to see. Participation in the digital directorty is entirely optional.

Does this platform gather more information that what is already being gathered? 

No – you won’t be asked for any more information than you’ve provided for past registrations.

Is this platform being used to track attendance?

Yes – one of the goals of this platform is to take our current manual tracking and check-in process (such as for Nursery, Junior Church and AWANA) and to begin to process them digitally.

Is this platform secure? 

Yes – this platform is run for members and adherents of Peoples Church. It is being administered by a small group of stewards including our office staff. Access to data is strictly monitored and granted on an as-needed basis.

At the time of registration, you’ll be prompted to enter a phone number or email address to receive a confirmation code needed to activate your account.

Where Can I Download the App?

Church Center is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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Once installed, just search for “Peoples Church of Sarnia Lambton” – more details coming soon! 

I still have questions – who can I speak to?

If you have questions about the Church Center app or what it means for you, please contact Peter R. or Phil V.