How to Create a CCB Group

Of course, what a response received from last week’s tutorial in regards to displaying CCB groups on your website using CCB’s API.

I had a feeling there were quite a few of your churches wanting to implement such functionality. And if you hadn’t been currently pondering it, you had at some point wished for customization of the native CCB group search functionality.

In this week’s tutorial, I’ll share with you how to go about creating groups. Of course, most of everyone using CCB likely already has groups created.

If you’re new to CCB and migrating from another church management software solution, then you’re likely hoping and strongly desiring a way to avoid the manual labor of entering groups into CCB.

In fact, it’s quite easy to use the CCB API to create new groups. Ready to begin? Let’s get started. Continue reading How to Create a CCB Group

Spring cleaning with CCB’s individual inactivate API service

Welcome back to this week’s tutorial.

Of course, it’s spring (no matter how short lived) here in Texas with summer to fast arrive.

Like most when spring arrives, we do a bit of spring cleaning around the house, ridding ourselves of things that once were the apple of our eye, yet we longer use.

In fact, we have a rule in our house that if we’ve not used it in 9 months, then it must go!

And as spring cleaning goes in our personal lives, we must also take a moment to do a bit of church digital cleaning to ensure that our church’s data remains updated and in tip-top shape.

Today’s tutorial focuses on helping you and your church quickly mark abandoned profiles/accounts, attendees, and members as inactive using the CCB API. Continue reading Spring cleaning with CCB’s individual inactivate API service

Creating a custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire – PART V

Welcome back for the final install of our month long series focused on creating a custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire.

If you’ve been following along for the last month or so, then you’ve likely wondered when CCB was going to be introduced to the custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire.

Well today is the day.  I’ll take you step-by-step and show you the following:

  • how to take the custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire results
  • update a CCB profile’s fit with the top 5 spiritual gifts

As a quick recap, review the following tutorials if you’re just dropping in on us:

We have no time to waste today, so let’s get started. Continue reading Creating a custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire – PART V

Creating a custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire – PART IV

Hey there! We’re back, and the week has somehow gotten away from me. That’s good and bad, but mostly good.

Today’s tutorial will pick up from where we last left off. This has been a pretty intense or involved series. I appreciate you sticking around and I hope this tutorial series helps you and your church.

As a quick recap, review and follow along with the previous tutorials if you’re just dropping in on us:

As I stated last week, today’s tutorial covers charting a person’s custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire results via a column chart(see below).

It may not be the most visually appealing chart, but the charting software does allow decent chart results printing and downloading in various formats (i.e., pdf, jpeg, png, and svg).

Spiritual Gifts Assessment - HighCharts

No time to waste, let’s get started. Continue reading Creating a custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire – PART IV

Creating a custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire – PART III

Welcome back to this week’s tutorial. We’re picking back up from where we left off last week.

As a quick recap, Part I and Part II covered the following aspects:

  • Creating a php form
  • Creating an excel/csv spreadsheet of spiritual gift questions and a CCB spiritual gifts key
  • Parsing excel/csv spreadsheet of display questions for form viewing via a web browser
  • Submitting and validating form data
  • Excluding certain question categories based on category key
  • Summing, grouping, sorting and storing results via an excel/csv spreadsheet

Today’s tutorial focuses on completing the following items:

  • Creating a page to view a list of completed spiritual gifts assessments
  • Emailing a summary to download spiritual gifts excel/csv file

Ready to get started? Let’s do this then! Continue reading Creating a custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire – PART III