Cost Comparison

Many churches investigate worship planning systems to determine what is best for them. One of the primary considerations is pricing. Because of this, we have had many questions related to the real cost of using a worship planning system and the features that are included. To help serve the churches better, we have gone into detail here, broken down the costs related to areas of coverage. For more detail on unique features at, see the Feature Comparison blog post as well.

Before comparing services we encourage you to consider all the costs that a worship planning system will cost you to operate and stay legal. At, we have taken care of a lot of features, content and legal issues and included those without charging you more for our service. Other worship planning systems will cost you more to deliver the same thing. The best way to see this is a point by point comparison on the potential costs involved. Below is a table of important features churches need along with their costs- using either or another system. We hope that detail helps explain why we believe that is a great value.

featureWorshipTeam.comPCO or other Planning System
Your monthly cost$20$80.92
Planning System$20$29
Chord Charts, Lyrics0$ (included)$11.50 (using CCLI Song Select)
Audio Access$0 (included)$10.42 (using CCLI Audio Rehearsal License)
Audio Recordings$0 (included)$30.00 (purchasing 2 albums a month of new songs)

(please note that prices listed here are in US and related to the US based products. This is estimated for an average sized worship team of 20 people- ie. the number of people who will need access to the planning tool) – $20 a month
— Monthly cost for WorshipTeam planning system, licensing, chord charts, and audio access from original album recordings is $20 for a team.

PCO – $80+ per month — Monthly cost to purchase the basic service from PCO with Song Select (for chord charts), Audio Rehearsal License (for audio streaming/copying/sharing with your team), and original purchased copy of the audio (which the audio license REQUIRES you buy before copying/sharing it with your team- though of course you can buy it from Amazon/iTunes etc).