Tutorials

How to Create a CCB Event

Welcome back to CCB Tutorials! Today’s tutorial is one that many folks have likely pondered but may or may not have desired or been too intimidated by to dive into the details.

From weekend services to special events to classes to seminars to workshops and the list continues, managing events in CCB is likely one of the top three actions used by most churches.

While CCB serves small to medium-sized congregations well in regards to event management, larger congregations often require self-managed event functionality, especially multi-site or multi-campus church organizations.

I’ve recently fielded inquiries from churches pertaining to the integration of 3rd-party event management software with CCB.

While most of the event management will occur in the 3rd-party system, there is also a need to create and track event and registration data upon close of event.

While an event with 100-150 registrants/attendees is roughly easy to manually manage, reconciling event and registration data for hundreds or thousands of persons is simply not possibly without a team of volunteers or staff.

Nevertheless, I’ll share how to create events in CCB using PHP and CCB’s API in today’s tutorial. Of course, your respective 3rd-party event management software will need to have an available API.

In addition, I’ve also written a few tutorials pertaining to accessing event attendance data that you’ll likely want to combine with today’s tutorial. But without further ado, let’s get started!Read This Tutorial

Accessing CCB’s API Rate Limit Headers

Over the last few weeks, there’s been a bit of excitement in the world of Church Community Builder, also affectionately known as CCB.

I use “excitement” loosely as many churches using CCB’s API were informed about CCB implementing a new per-minute rate limiting policy in addition to its per-day allotment of 10,000 calls per day — which they hope to retire sooner rather than later, yet it’ll remain in place for now.

As of August 20th, this new rate limiting strategy aims to restrict how many times per minute an API user can access an individual API Service — noted in New API Rate Limiting documentation.

So, what does this truly mean to you, and more importantly, how does this new strategy impact developed applications and environments using CCB’s API? 🤔 Read This Tutorial

How to Solve Your Church’s Technical Challenges

Hi there!

Alvin here from CCBTutorials.com.

I have great news today with an offer to solve your church’s technical challenges. But let me give you a little background first.Read This Tutorial

Integrate CCB using PHP and Mailchimp API 3.0

As I begin this tutorial, it’s an early Saturday morning, and I mean early… like 4:12 A.M!

For whatever the reason, the good Lord saw to it that I should arise this day, and I’m grateful for that.

It’s not often that I’m up this early on a Saturday morning.

But hey, since I’m up, bright eyed and bushy tailed, I might as well crank out a tutorial, right?

Today’s tutorial is likely to make many of you quite happy. Read This Tutorial

Adding A Group of People to a Significant Event

Welcome back to CCBTutorials.com for this week’s tutorial.  

A few weeks back, I stumbled across a request about adding a group of people to a significant event via Church Community Builder’s (CCB) The Village.

I waited a few days to see if a response would surface, but nothing ever surfaced.  Here’s the person’s original request:

We have set up our system so a person’s baptism date is a Significant Event with Date. Normally entering them is fine since we usually only do a handful of baptisms at a time so it goes quickly. 

However, a couple of weeks ago we had a “Baptism Service” and we had around 100 people get baptized in one evening. I thought as the Master Admin I’d be able to do a mass add, but it doesn’t look like the Significant Event field is an option for a mass change. 

Does anyone have any ideas about how to do this without doing them one at a time?   

So, you guessed right if you guessed that today’s tutorial is about adding significant events for individuals.

Let’s get started…Read This Tutorial