The Sermon Series Categories tables allow for categorized view and control of sermon series on set top devices (Roku and Apple TV). These apps each have horizontally scrolling lists of sermon series, which directly correlate to the Sermon Series Categories.


Adding a Category

In order to get started, you’ll need to create a new “Category”, which Sermon Series can then be attached to. In most scenarios, the Categories page can be found under the PocketPlatform page section. Here’s an example category:

Position can be used to control the order in which the category appears on the device. Lower number means it’ll display higher. Tip: If you have a lot of categories and need to bump something to the top but the top items have positions such as 1, 2, 3, 4, you can use a negative number to achieve a higher position (e.g. -1 will display before 1 or 0).

Use the Start Date and End Date columns to optionally schedule when the category should be visible.

Adding Sermon Series to Category

Now that you have a Category, it’s time to start populating it with Sermon Series. There are two ways to do this. The first is from the Category page, using the “Sermon Series” subpage:

Click “New” and select the series you want, along with position, start date and end date, which function the same way as these properties do on the Categories table. Using the Start and End Dates, you can schedule when the series is displayed in a category. Note that this is in addition to the normal criteria of a sermon series display parameters. The series must be Published in order to be visible inside of a category.


Alternatively, from the Sermon Series page, you can add categories via the Categories sub page:

Again, Start Date, End Date, and Position all work the same way. This time you’ll need to choose the Category in which you want the Sermon Series to display.