Our Story!


We at worshipplanning appreciate your interest! I am Tom Metz, the founder of this Saas (Software as a Service). The service we provide today was originally born out of necessity at the church my family and I helped plant many years ago.

I began leading the multimedia team at that church the summer of 2002, and soon discovered how stressful Sunday mornings could be due to communication disconnects between the bands, the teaching team, the artists, and the tech crew. I knew there must be an easier way to plan and communicate.

In 2003, I felt led to develop a prototype of a "worship planning" tool, and introduced it to our church. Six months later, a public version was launched as www.worshipplanning. Over the next 16 years, the site evolved in features and functionality, thanks to feedback from churches all over the world and a team of designers, developers, and support personnel that are considerably more talented than the founder. :)


In early 2019, worshipplanning was acquired by Cool Solutions Group, the developer of the only comprehensive suite of church Facility Management software – eSPACE. Cool Solutions Group is church centric and shares a common passion to serve the local church in assisting them to be intentional, efficient and effective with their planning needs. Their headquarters is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. And I've actually been good friends with the owner, Tim Cool, for nearly a decade.

We hope your church finds worshipplanning a useful tool in planning, organizing, and communicating in your ministry. Our goal for worshipplanning is to assist you in expanding God’s kingdom. It is truly an honor and privilege for our team to serve you and Jesus Christ in this capacity.

Our Technology

The servers that power worshipplanning are located in a datacenter run by the experts at RackSpace. Rackspace hosts mission-critical apps for the worlds leading companies, and provides “fanatical” service when it comes to ensuring our server environment is up and well maintained. For more than eleven years, we have invested significant resources into RackSpace's managed hosting services in order to maintain high availability access. Their redundant Internet connectivity, power, and security for all of its data centers helps worshipplanning achieve a goal of 100% uptime. If you're curious, you can check our recent "uptime" history and current status of our services at https://status.worshipplanning.com/

worshipplanning proudly works alongside these fine businesses to bring you the most proficient and reliable product available:

Amazon Web Services
CCLI SongSelect™
LifeWay Worship
Church Community Builder

Aliance Partners

As part of our ongoing efforts to support the larger community, worshipplanning has formed a partnership alliance with the following organizations to serve their growing needs in God’s kingdom:

worshipplanning proudly works alongside these fine businesses to bring you the most proficient and reliable product available:

Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, International
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
South Carolina Baptist Convention
Church CO-OP
Aidan University

If your multi-church oragnaization would like to learn more about how a partnership alliance works, please contact us at 1.866.414.2505.