Faithlife Groups: The Ultimate Church Communication Tool

No matter the size of your church, you’ve probably experienced how hard it can be to communicate with everyone. If your church is big, it can be tough to make it beyond the occasional handshake and smile. Until you find a consistent group of friends, you might even feel like your church is just a place you go.

But it’s so much more than that.

Regardless of church size, the geographical borders of your faith community can span far beyond what you can easily access.

With Faithlife, time and distance stop creating barriers between you and the other people in your church.

You’re always connected to the body of Christ, and you can be as connected as you want to be. If your church isn’t using Faithlife yet, you’re missing out on some valuable ways to stay in touch with your fellow believers.

More ways to stay in touch

Church groups on Faithlife are designed to create as many avenues of communication as possible, and they help you keep in touch with your church, no matter how active or inactive you are in the group.

When your church joins, you can create subgroups for every team, class, Bible study, fellowship, service, or life group you have in your church—whether that means you and a friend, or over 1,000 people.

Whoever creates the group can decide who can join with three adjustable privacy settings:

  • Public: Anyone can find and follow the group.
  • Private: Anyone can find the group. It allows members only, no followers.
  • Secret: Only members can find the group, and new members have to be invited.

Learn more about creating your church group.

Convenient event calendar

Setting up event invitations online can be rough. To some people, an event notification—even for an event they want to go to—is just one more thing to click through.

When you create events in your Faithlife group, you can choose from lots of event types, so it’s even easier to sort and prioritize information. Plus, all of your events are neatly organized into the calendar tab, so you always know what’s coming up. You can even filter your calendar by groups you’re a part of, so you can easily see which group the event is associated with.

When you create an event, you can invite entire groups of people at once, so you’ll never have to wonder if you forgot someone. Creating a new event is easy, and you get three great options for privacy settings—public, private, or secret.

Easy access to documents

Sharing documents with your church has never been easier. Each group you create has its own documents tab, so you can share reading plans, worship sets, contracts, Sunday school curriculum, personal writing, graphics, and anything else you need to share with the group.

All of your group’s documents can be viewed in the documents tab, and there are spaces to name and describe each document so your group members can quickly decide if they need it.

More ways to communicate

Different people prefer to communicate in different ways. If you limit a group of people to communicate through email or a text, staying in touch can be frustrating.

Some people fall through the cracks, and you never hear from them until you meet in person. Some people like to constantly communicate with the people they serve, study, and live alongside. Others live a more independent lifestyle and prefer to check in occasionally just to hear what they need to continue serving effectively.

Your church group on Faithlife accommodates everyone. Within your group, you can share notes right from your Bible, create forum threads to facilitate discussion, send top-notch newsletters that simultaneously email your members, and with the Faithlife app, your group can stay connected wherever they go.

Online groups on Faithlife are constantly improving the ways you communicate, so you’ll always have help keeping in touch.


Get started with a Faithlife group today! Create a group, and get your church connected with the ultimate church communication tool.

Written by
Ryan Nelson

Ryan Nelson is a writer for OverviewBible, where he uses Logos to explore the characters, groups, places, and books of the Bible. He has served in a variety of volunteer ministry positions, primarily through Young Life.

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Written by Ryan Nelson