Find answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Brigade Leader is a community of CSB leaders and alumni. It is your hub for resources and tools that will directly and positively impact your Brigade ministry.
That depends. A lot of functionality is free so feel free to browse around, but most of it is only available to people who are members of a CSB Unit registered with your church. It’s not expensive and is part of the benefit of registering with CSB to run on of our program ministries. Below is a quick cheat sheet showing different functionality and what it takes to view or use it.
You information is not shared with any third parties. By creating an account you agree to be contacted by CSB Headquarters.
Any content that is shared on this website should be considered public as any one can view our forums and member director. Please use discretion when sharing sensitive information on our platform.
We want this to be a great experience for everyone. Our Community Code of Conduct is simple and if followed will make your time here encouraging and helpful.
This community will be better when there are more people here to help one another. We encourage you to invite leaders from your Brigade unit. To invite people simple click on the profile dropdown menu in the title bar and go to “Email Invites.”
Easy! Brigade Leader features a powerful global search bar that will pull results from all over our side. Click the magnifying glass icon in the title bar and begin typing to instantly find what you’re looking for.
You will also find specific search bars within various tools on the site. Keep an eye out for filters, as well.
The eMagazine is one of many benefits CSB Leaders have to help equip them. Articles are regularly posted and announced to Brigade Leader members via email. We seek to keep articles practical and encouraging and most of them are written by Brigade Leaders like you or people expert in their field.
You are automatically subscribed when you join this Brigade Leader Community. So if you’re registered your’e subscribed!
If you aren’t yet registered we just need a few simple pieces of info and you’ll get access to all the tools not just the eMagazine!
Absolutely! Contact us through our feedback form.
Groups are a way you can join together with specific members of the Brigade Leader Community. That’s why they are so cool! A group is a private area of the website that you can create that only those invited can access. Visibility of the group is up to you as well. For instance, this is a great way to create a space just for the leaders in your unit, or maybe you are organizing a regional event and you want a place to communicate and collaborate with other people helping with the event. Just create a group, name it appropriately, and share that group with the people you want to join. An email with a link will be sent to them. If they are not yet members they will, of course, need to subscribe so that they can access the site.
Head over to the “Groups” area of Brigade Leader. This can be find on the persistent panel found on the left of our site.
All groups are presented in one director which can be shown through a variety of filters. You can also search for a specific group. Once you find the group you’re looking for you can request membership. Most groups will require moderator approval before you become an official member.
Not a problem! You can create your own group. Go to the Groups area and click “Create a Group” at the top. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the setup process. Pay special attention the settings to ensure that your group functions the way you need.
If you’ve been invited to a group but haven’t accepted simply click on the dropdown profile menu from the title bar and then go to “Groups.” From here you can go to “Invitations.”
These are areas in which Brigade leaders can ask questions, share ideas, and encourage one another. When a Forum is used well it is a very powerful tool to equip Brigade Leaders for service.
If you are like me, you often have questions or want to share ideas that have worked well … or not worked well.
This is the place to do it!
We’ve tried to keep the Discussions simple and neat from the ground up. Sometimes it can difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for just by clicking around. It’s best to use the search found at the top of the Discussions home page.
You can add pictures using the little camera icon at the bottom of the message. I circled it in red on the screen shot I took:
At the time I wrote this FAQ (12/3/2021) you can’t upload a video directly to Brigade Leader BUT YOU CAN link to a video. I just did that myself actually. I uploaded to youtube and linked to the video hosted there.
Why can’t I upload directly. That would be so much easier?!
Great question. Videos take up a ton of server space and our space is pretty limited right now. In the future we hope to make that a bit easier for you. Until then thanks for your understanding.
I still don’t know how to do any of this.
That’s understandable. Learning new things, especially technology, can be confusing. Let us know if you are having trouble and we’ll connect with you personally to help. You can connect with us by filling out our help form. Emails will be distributed to the team so the first person available can respond to your need.
IMPORTANT: You must be a manager of the group. If you need help changing permission level;s let us know.
IMPORTANT: You will need to use your own Zoom account and will be limited to whatever account limitation your level zoom account allows, for instance time limitations on meeting etc.
- Go to your group and look for the “Manage” option in the menu near the top of the group (but below the pictures).
- Once you click on “Manage” you will see a left hand menu pop up and one of these will be for “Zoom”. Click on that.
- After confirming you want to connect Zoom you will need to enter some technical information there including the API key, secret, and token. If you don’t know where to get them a simple Google search for “get zoom API Key” pulled up some helpful steps to get this info at the time of writing this FAQ.
- If you have any questions or struggle to get this set up feel free to reach out to us.