Some events only need a general attendance number to track how many people attended the event. However, other events need to track specific attendance in order to follow up with specific people.
With Planning Center, you can do both!
If you just want to take general attendance, where you tally the total number of people in a specific place at a specific time, use Headcounts, which is free!
Check-Ins is great for when you need labels, or you want to track attendance associated with a Registrations event.
Groups works well for small groups and classes, where a Group Leader is able to follow up with members easily.
In Check-Ins, you need a station with a volunteer or a kiosk for people to check themselves in. In addition, you could skip the station, take attendance some other way, and then an administrator can manually check people in afterwards.
Check-Ins packages are based on the the number of check-ins on your busiest day of the week. For most churches, you'll have the highest number of check-ins on Sunday. Figure out how many total people will be checking in each Sunday and sign up for a package that fits.
Group members and leaders will be shown on the main attendance list, but you can also add visitors.
Once the event is over, view any attendance reports to follow up with people who missed or track trends.
Groups pricing packages are based on the number of total members in groups.
Once you've taken attendance over a period of time, you can view a graph of the attendance.
On the Events page, you can filter the dashboard to show attendance based on a specified date range and even an event.
Once you have your filter in place, you can see the average attendance at the bottom of the graphs.