Include Requirements & Contribution Sub Types

Posted By: Tracy Mazelin on June 9, 2014

We’ve been busy adding functionality to our REST API and wanted to let you know about a few updates that are currently in production on the People and Giving realms:


It’s now possible to pass an additional include attribute to the people search method. You can use include=requirements to get a list of people with their individual requirements. You must pass a custom content type in the header for this to work. For example:

Content-Type: application/

This will return a paged set of people records with their individual requirements.

Contribution Sub Types

We’ve added a new resource to the giving realm of the API: contribution sub types with list and show methods. It has always been possible to designate a contribution sub type as part of a contribution receipt. However, until this release, it was not possible to query the API to retrieve a list of…

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User Case Story from Hope Community Church

Posted By: Tracy Mazelin on October 28, 2013

Today we are featuring a user case story submitted by Todd Darling of Hope Community Church in Raleigh, NC.  Todd has developed a creative solution which utilizes our API to enhance their student check in experience.  Check out the video and post outlining exactly how they are doing this.  Many thanks to Todd and the technology team at Hope Community Church for the work they put into sharing this with our developer community.  Enjoy!

Guest Author: Todd Darling, Web Developer
Hope Community Church in Raleigh, NC

For our middle and high school student ministries on the weekend, the students check themselves in, most of the time without a parent. During our midweek middle school service—which often has 300+ middle schoolers—a lot of students bring friends whose families don’t even go to Hope (which is AWESOME!)


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Group Search Categories and More

Posted By: Tracy Mazelin on October 21, 2013

We have released two updates to our Groups Realm.  The first is a new resource for retrieving Group Search Categories.  It is now possible to pull group category IDs via the API and pass the “categoryID” as a search parameter on a group search.  This will allow those who have built their own custom user interface for interacting with small groups to match the search categories on their website, with what they have defined within portal!  Check out the documentation here:

In addition, we added a node to a group resource called “isLocationPrivate”.  If the location of a small group is set to private within Fellowship One, it is now possible to pull that data back via the API.  The node is optional and will not break any existing implementations for retrieving and creating groups.  Consume away!

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