Planning Center increases data security by releasing two-step verification login


CARLSBAD, Calif. — Planning Center, a leading church management software company, this week announced the release of a two-step verification login for its products.

Churches store sensitive, personal and valuable information about their congregation in their planning center accounts, from contact information and financial data to children’s locations, medical notes, prayer requests and much more.

Two-step verification allows churches to add an extra layer of security to protect their Planning Center account data by requiring administrators to enter a case-sensitive password and security code to log in.

Anyone who can log into Planning Center has some level of access to this extremely private information, and therefore shares some of the power and responsibility to protect this data. Planning Center’s role is to ensure that its software is created, maintained, and supported in the most secure manner possible. The two-step verification login is a tool that churches can use to further participate in the security of their accounts.

This news comes shortly after the Planning Center’s recent announcement that they are SOC 2 Type I compliant. those who would use it for harmful purposes. We will continue to advance every product feature, policy, process and procedure to keep our churches at the forefront of what is possible when it comes to privacy and data security,” Jeff said. Berg, founder and CEO of Planning Center.

Learn more about Planning Center’s security practices on their security page and read the two-step verification announcement on their blog.

About the Planning Center: Planning Center provides over 73,000 churches with an all-in-one church management system, tools to help them get organized by processing donations, coordinating events, scheduling volunteers, registering children And much more. They also offer a custom mobile app for congregations to connect through group chat, a digital directory, live streaming service, and other custom content. Their flagship product, Planning Center Services, is the primary production tool for volunteer scheduling, worship scheduling, and rehearsals. For more information, visit


Emilie Jiles
Planning Center
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