Simple Signups

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Sometimes you don't need to collect payments or know who is registering - you just need to know how may people to plan for, which is where simple signups come in. Here are some things that set them apart from other types of signups.

  • Flexible Selections allow people to choose multiple selections and reserve how many they want in a single registration.

  • Waitlists offer people the option to sign up, even if selections are full.

  • Split registrations allow people to reserve more than one date or time for each selection.

  • Payments cannot be collected with simple signups. If there's a cost associated with your signup, use a detailed signup instead.

  • With no payments or personal information to collect, there's less to manage.

Create a Simple Signup

The process to create a simple signup is the same as other signups. Just choose the Simple option to when selecting the signup type, then click Next



Once created, the signup type cannot be changed. It will have to be recreated entirely.

Manage Selections for Attendees

Use each tab in the Manage tab to add details and set up your signup, including your selections.

  1. Add new selections for people to choose from.

  2. Click and drag selections to re-arrange the order they're displayed on Church Center.

  3. Add or edit capacities.

  4. Enable the waitlist option for each selection.

Create Simple Selections

  1. Enter the name you want people to see when they're choosing a selection.

  2. Check the box to make the selection visible to the public on Church Center.

  3. Add a custom confirmation message with details specific to this selection.

  4. Click Save to create the selection.

Selection Capacity

  1. Set the maximum capacity for each selection.

  2. Enter the total capacity allowed for this signup. The total will take priority If you do not enter a total capacity, it will show as unlimited until it is saved and will be equal to the total sum of the selection capacities.

  3. Click Save to set the capacities.


    If your signup is published, these changes will be reflected in Church Center immediately.

Register for a Simple Signup Event

People can register from the public page on Church Center or an Administrator can register them.

As an Attendee

When a person registers for a simple signup, they can choose how many of each selection they want to reserve, and then click Register.

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If they're not logged in to Church Center, they will be required to provide their first name, last name, and email address before they're able to click on Complete Registration.

As an Administrator

Administrators can register attendees from the Registrations tab in the signup.

  1. Click New Registration.

  2. Choose the number of each selection to reserve.

  3. Add a registration contact, the person to contact with information.

  4. Click Complete registration.

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Manage Simple Registrations

All registrations are added to the Registrations tab. If someone signed up for a waitlist, their registration is added to the Waitlist section.


Check out this clip from Planning Center University.


You can export a CSV file or email attendees.


Take Attendance

Click Attendance, and then choose one of the options.


If you filter the attendees, use the second option to just take attendance for the filtered attendees.


If necessary, sort the columns, and then check the boxes next to those who attended the event. Click Done to save the attendance.


From the Attendance report, look at the Count column to see how many attended versus how many registered.

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