Introducing Two New Affinity Partners

Dear ministry partners,

Fellowship Services (FS) is pleased to announce new partnerships with Planning Center and Excellerate. In 2017, pastors in churches of all sizes were requesting that FS build a partnership with a member management service provider.

Over the course of last year, we developed a research committee with three pastors from across Canada in three different sized churches. After extensive research, we determined that there are two companies that offer robust solutions and great pricing options. We are confident that either of these companies will be able to assist your church in purposefully managing your people and activities well, which will lead to better pastoral care, and ultimately, church growth.

Planning Center

Ministry planning is hard! It’s easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated when you lose your time to tasks not directly focused on the goals of your ministry. Planning Center is a church management software system of seven applications, each designed to give you the freedom to focus your time on the things that matter in your ministry.

  • Check-ins: child and volunteer check-in system
  • Giving: donation management
  • Groups: small group management
  • People: membership management FREE
  • Registrations: event registrations
  • Resources: church facilities management
  • Services: service planning and volunteer scheduling

To learn more about our applications and sign-up for a 30-day free trial on any or all of our applications, go to our website. If you have any questions, you can check out our free training videos and detailed documentation, or contact our friendly support team at support@planning.center and you will have an email back within one business hour.


Excellerate Church Software

Excellerate Church Software allows your church to get completely organized. You can track all your church information and facilitate a wide range of activities using one powerful database, including:

  • Membership profiles
  • Visitors and their transition to membership
  • Small groups
  • Classes
  • Teams
  • Contributions
  • Leadership development
  • Child check-in
  • Volunteer scheduling

Excellerate is extremely customizable, so it can grow with your church. And we offer remarkable one-on-one support so your church gets everything it needs to operate at its best. For churches just getting started, we have a full-featured 50-member version you can use for free! Larger churches can also download the free version and try it out to see all the things it can do for your church.

To make this even easier, today we’re announcing a special offer for PAOC churches:

  • A 20% discount on the initial purchase of the software
  • Three months of Premium support included free of charge
  • Receive the “Church Effectiveness Self-Assessment Test.”

Use the following link to take advantage of this offer. excellerate/paoc

For more information, contact Excellerate at 1-888-371-6878 or email info@excellerate.com and indicate that you represent a PAOC ministry.

If you have any questions regarding either of these affinity partnerships, please contact Priscilla Cochrane, our Fellowship Services Relationship Co-ordinator