Connect with what's happening in the life of Church of the Open Door!
Church Center is a mobile app and web app from Planning Center that gives you simple, convenient access to everything that’s going on at COD. Using Church Center, you can see updates and contact info for your community group, register for events, check in your kids, view our calendar, and make sure your contact information is up to date. The app requires you to login to view your own information or information for your groups, so you can be sure that your personal data is protected!
Follow the steps below to get started! Want to see our video walkthrough? Click HERE to jump to it.
1. Download the app
The app is available for iOS and Android using the links below. We recommend using the mobile app because it’s so easy to use and gives you access on the go, but you can also go to the Church Center web app. The features are the same in the mobile and web apps.
Click to download from Apple App Store
Click to download from Google Play Store
2. Log in
You’ll only have to do these steps the first time you open the app!
If you are at the campus, simply use your location and it should find your campus. Otherwise, search for “Church of the Open Door” (if you’re not in the York area, you might need to add “York, PA” in the location search bar below the church name search)
Ensure you find your campus, so Church of the Open Door (Campus Location), click on it and confirm by tapping This is my church
When you’ve opened Church Center in your browser, select Log in at the top right corner of the page.
Next, you’ll be prompted to enter your phone number (or email if you prefer). Enter the six-digit code you receive back via text (or email if you chose that option). If you are already have a profile in Planning Center (from serving, being in a community group, registering for an event, filling out a connect card), you’ll be asked to verify your name. If you don’t already have a profile, you can create one at this point by adding your name and email!
Once you downloaded or opened the app and logged in, you’ll be able to take advantage of all sorts of features. Here are some of the most commonly used sections:
The main Home tab holds many of the important links that you can use as you get connected to our church. This includes our podcast, giving, next steps, and signing up for our various forms of communications.
Once you have set up your family in Church Center, the check in button allows you to pre-check in your kids and teens for events. Once a check-in opens you can simply select which kids you want to check in, what event and location, and check them in. If a label is needed for your kids then you will get a QR code you can quickly scan to print out labels when you arrive!
The Events tab lets you see upcoming events at COD and register yourself and other members of your household. After you register, you can view or update your registrations in your profile (read on to learn about that)!
Use the Groups tab to see information for the groups you're involved with or other open groups at COD. You can view upcoming group meeting times, any resources shared with your group or with all groups, and find contact information for other group members. Note, your personal information is not visible to people outside of your group, and you can control how much information you share.
Under this button you will see our full calendar available to you, as well as our Directory. You can opt-in to the directory and share whatever information you would like with the members of our church. This is a great way to stay connected as you see fit!
We do offer giving links on the home page of the app. Simply click the campus you are giving to and you will be re-directed to our secure giving site.
When you’re logged in, you can tap/click on your profile icon in the top right corner to verify and update your contact information. In this profile view, you can also view your groups, serving schedule, event registrations, and directory status. If you don’t already have a profile photo, feel free to upload one!
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any issues regarding the Church Center App, we're happy to help! Simply e-mail us at and we will get back to you as soon as we can!