Why Your Worship Team Should Use Faithlife Groups

worshipYour church’s weekend services have a lot of moving parts. You need notes for the sermons, lyrics for every song, greetings, transitions, and more. You can only reach part of your team with email, and the rest have to be updated via social media. On top of all this, you have meetings, practices, and more.

Make Sundays smooth—collaborate online.

Faithlife Groups make coordination easy. That’s why thousands of churches use Faithlife Groups every week to pull off their weekend services.

When you have the worship set for the weekend, share it right to your group so your team can access it. You can adjust the settings of your group so that only the admin can share documents (Faithlife Groups support 15 different document types), or you can give these privileges to all members and turn your group into the ultimate collaboration tool.

Are multiple people working on your presentation slides? Share the PowerPoint or Proclaim presentation to your Faithlife Group so everyone can collaborate.

Add your practice sessions, run-throughs, or other regular meetings to the calendar to remind people when things are going on.

Post to your group and send an email—simultaneously.

Some people struggle to learn new things. It’s a battle just to get them to check their email, so you could send them documents and rope them in with everyone else when there was something to share. When you post to your Faithlife Group, it sends an email to everyone in your group with the content of the post and a link back to your group—so members can read what they need to from their email, or they can jump into the conversation. If you only want to receive emails about specific types of notifications (or you want to work within the group without emails), just change your account settings.

Your worship team could range from teens to senior citizens. Faithlife Groups let you use one source to keep everyone in the loop. You can access your group from the web, see what’s going on from email, or join in from your mobile device—so everyone stays on the same page.

Share insights with your team—instantly.

Faithlife Groups give you more ways to interact around the Word. If your worship team wants to read a devotional together or follow a Bible reading plan, you can share that reading plan directly to your group. Everyone can connect to the plan and receive reminders to read and follow along.

Community Notes let your group share insights and highlight passages for the whole group to see.

You can also share a prayer list to remind each other how to pray for one another. Indicate when a prayer request has been answered or add items to the list at any time.

When it comes to connecting your team, Faithlife Groups is a free way to bring everyone together—even when you’re apart.

Download the free Faithlife App (for iOS or Android devices) and start a group for your worship team today.

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Comments

  1. says

    I created a test group using Faithlife. I invited three people. Two of the people never received their invitation to the group. The one who did receive the invitation found the interface extremely unfriendly and hard to use. So did I.
    I emailed support twice, but never received any response whatsoever.
    We wanted to use it for Bible study for people who travel a lot and see each other seldom, but Faithlife Groups is too counter-intuitive, and there is no help for problems. We won't be using it.

  2. says

    I'm sorry to hear that, Katherine. Which email address did you reach out to for support, and how long ago was that? We have a great customer service and tech support team, so I'm surprised no one got back to you. There are a lot of ways to get help when you have questions, including the forums (https://community.logos.com/forums/101.aspx), the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Faithlife Groups 101 (which I see you are already a part of), by phone at 800-875-6467, or via email at customerservice@faithlife.com and tech@faithlife.com.

    Thank you for your feedback, and please let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

  3. says

    It all started last Monday or Tuesday, and went on all week. I used the email form at the "contact us" link and I explained two different problems. To date, nobody has even acknowledged receiving my mail. I wasn't a member of any groups at the time. I just read about them, looked at them and decided to start one. I did not want forums; I wanted technical assistance.
    Both of the people who never received their invitations were turned off right away because of that problem. The one who did receive her invitation tried to maneuver in the group and found it quite awkward. I feel the same way, as if it were designed by people who want to show what they can do rather than facilitate the user's accomplishments.
    Today when I decided to join the group, I was feeling sad that such a good idea really doesn't work. Right off the bat I discovered another problem. When I wanted to create a community note from a book in my library, the "note" option I saw first went to News. I thought that was weird. When I opened up the tools again, I read all over the page, and the community note was far separated from the Note option I had used. That is not user-friendly. The user thinks, "Ah. I found the notes. Click here." The user does not think, "Hmm. What sort of note is this? Might there be others hidden here and there?" Again, it shows how the developer thinks, not how users think.

  4. says

    I just spoke with customer service, and it looks like the email listed for customer service on the contact page is not currently forwarding properly. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

    For the two people who did not receive their invitations, can you confirm that the automated emails weren't captured by their spam filter? The process is automated, so if the email address is entered correctly, it should send within a few minutes at most.

    If there are specific areas your group wants to focus on, you can customize your tabs in the group settings and remove the tabs you don't want to use.

    I'm not entirely sure what you mean about notes being shared as news items. My initial guess is that you're seeing the option to share to "My Faithlife", which does not attach your Community Note to a specific group. If you don't select a group to share your note to, it will share to "My Faithlife" by default, thus sharing the note with all groups you are connected to. You should be able to select the specific group you want though: http://blog.faithlife.com/blog/2014/12/how-to-create-a-community-note/

    I hope this helps. Please let me know if there's anything else I can do.

  5. says

    The people who did not receive emails, actually received nothing, as spam or otherwise.
    When I chose the Notes feature for Bible or book, I had the option to share with my group, but when it hit the group it went to News.

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