Customize Your Faithlife Group

There are lots of ways to use Faithlife Groups. Your worship team could use one. Your family could use another. Maybe you want a massive collection of insight. Maybe you want to make a group centered on prayer. Or a reading plan. Or a topic.

However you use your Faithlife Group, you can customize it to meet your needs.

Go to “Group settings,” found on the right side of your group:


Under “About Your Group,” you’ll find a section for page tabs. It lists all of the tabs your group includes (or could include), and by checking the boxes, you add or remove tabs from your group’s navigation. If your group only uses one or two tabs, consider removing the ones you don’t use. That way it’s clear where the action is when people join your group.

page tabs

In “Group Permissions,” you can adjust the settings to determine who can use what features and in what ways.

For example, if you have a specific curriculum you want to share with your group, you probably don’t want your documents tab to be a free-for-all. Adjust the control so that anyone can connect to your documents, but only moderators and admins can share new documents:


You can customize your group’s permissions for the news feed, calendar, documents, reading plans, prayer lists, Community Notes, newsletters, photos, and more.

Don’t forget to play with your group’s sidebar. The sidebar floats to the right of your group, even when you change tabs. This is a great place to provide supplemental links and media, like your church’s Twitter feed, or our free Verse of the Day images. You can include podcasts or blogs you want your group to read or listen to regularly, Community Notes or prayer lists from the group, and more.


Customize your Faithlife Group today. Or, start a new one and invite your friends.


  1. says

    Unfortunately, as had happened before, the release of a new version has broken the ability to share a customized Reading Plan with a group. This is especially disappointing when I wanted to introduce an entire congregation to Logos 6 by sharing our church-wide Bible read-through schedule for 2015.
    Personally, I don't want any new features if their release is going to disrupt what is already working.

  2. Richard Dillon says

    I have noticed that faith life is now failing if I try to post more than one discussion across groups. Disappointing.

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