Church Center is a mobile app that connects you to the church throughout the week. It's a multipurpose application that helps you to stay connected with your small groups, Bible study groups, and all of the weekly happenings at NCFF. When you download it and get connected, you'll be able to access the church calendar, message your small groups, online giving, watch last week's sermon, and pre-check your kids for NCKids and NCFF Youth meeting times.
At NCFF, our staff uses Planning Center, which is a digital church database and toolkit for doing effective ministry. It truly does act like another staff member! Every person that signs up for events or our email list is entered into this database. This is how the staff knows how to get in touch with you and also helps you easily sign up for events, pay for registrations, get placed into community groups, and check your kids into Sunday school.
To sign in, select the "Login" option once you've opened the app and type in the mobile number or email that you use to receive updates and info from NCFF. The app will then send a code to your email or mobile number that you can use to sign in.
If you do not have an account set up already, you can do so the first time you sign into the app. Once you get logged in with your phone number or email, you'll be able to provide your first and last name and have access to the app.
Our previous NCFF Church App, which has since closed down, was removed for a number of reasons. For one, it required a lot more back-end development that was being handled by a group of folks that are no longer living in our area. The app also didn't allow us to access a lot of the connection features that we were looking to implement. Both of these things coupled with a desire to create one place to connect is what drove us to close it down and move towards using Church Center exclusively.
After you download the app, be sure to select "ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS." That way, when your group sends you a message or we send out communications, you'll be notified right away.
Once you are signed into the app, there is a link on the home page that takes you to the giving portal on the church website. Through there you can give and set up recurring giving as well.