A Simple Custom Group Search Display Using CCB’s API

Welcome back to this week’s CCB API tutorial.

Picking up from where we ended last week’s tutorial, today’s tutorial works to extend last week’s tutorial that displayed Group Areas, Meeting Days and Meeting Times Values as drop down menus.

Specifically, I’m sharing with you today how to create your very own custom group search display for your church website.

Of course, you can always fall back to CCB’s native group search functionality. However, there is a substantial loss in the ability to customize.

Nevertheless, that’s the very reason I’m sharing today’s tutorial. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have an interactive group search that displays groups on your website.

And the bonus is that you’ll be able to apply your own CSS styling that matches your website, although custom styling is not covered in this tutorial.

Well, we don’t have time to waste, so let’s get started. Continue reading A Simple Custom Group Search Display Using CCB’s API

How to display Group Areas, Meeting Days, and Meeting Times values

Welcome back to another CCB Tutorial. Today’s tutorial aims to build upon a few different ideas from past tutorials.

Like most churches that use CCB as their Church Management Software provider (ChMS), your church likely has a great need for managing the growth and communications of small groups.

It’s also likely that your church may refer to “small groups” as home groups, life groups, community groups or a branded phrase of your choosing.

Nevertheless, all churches using CCB will likely encounter the challenge of choosing to implement CCB’s out-of-the-box groups display functionality or create a custom groups display that matches your church’s website look and feel. Continue reading How to display Group Areas, Meeting Days, and Meeting Times values

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 II

Another week has passed and it’s time to continue our journey in creating a custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire.

Picking up from where we left off from last week’s tutorial, we currently completed the following:

  • Created a php form
  • Created an excel/csv spreadsheet of spiritual gift questions and a CCB spiritual gifts key
  • Parsed excel/csv spreadsheet of display questions for form viewing via a web browser

Today’s tutorial focuses on the following three items:

  • Submitting and validating form data
  • Excluding certain question categories based on category key
  • Summing, grouping, sorting and storing results via an excel/csv spreadsheet

We don’t have time to waste, so let’s jump head over heels in and get started with the next install of this tutorial series. Continue reading Creating a custom spiritual gifts assessment questionnaire – PART II

How to retrieve a list of spiritual gifts

Today’s tutorial launches a LONG series over the next couple of weeks.

This series was to have started last week, but apparently I thought this year was 2018 when I set the publish date. Oops… 🙂

Nevertheless, I figured out and corrected the error in my ways, arriving back from the future, and now you’re able to enjoy and read this tutorial at this very moment. 😀

On forward we go with today’s spiritual gifts tutorial… Continue reading How to retrieve a list of spiritual gifts