Group & Event Locations

Locations are an optional feature that allow you to help members know where a group is meeting. They are also used for Events. There are two possible views for managing locations. If you are a Groups Administrator for your church, you'll manage locations on the Administrative View. Group Leaders will manage these on the Public View.

Administrative View

Shared locations

When creating a new location, you have the option to share the location. This allows other groups to use this saved location. This could be a church campus address, city park, or any other location that would be used by more than one group.

When setting the location for a Group, Group Type, or Event, you'll see any Shared Locations listed separately.

Address locations

When creating a new location, if the address has a physical street address, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Choose whether or not you want to share this location with other groups.
  2. This will be the name people will see. Make the name something people will recognize The Smith's Home or City Park.
  3. If the location has a street address (that Google Maps would recognize) then you'll choose this type.
  4. Start typing the street address. We'll show you suggestions to auto-complete as you type. If you finish typing and the correct address isn't visible, skip to "Pin-drop locations" below.
  5. Members will always see the exact address and location, but you can choose to make the public-facing location less specific. This is helpful if you don't want strangers on the world wide web to know where the The Smith's Home is located unless they're actually part of the group.
  6. Click Save location.
Pin-drop locations

When creating a new location, if the there's not a physical address or your address doesn't work in the previous step, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Choose whether or not you want to share this location with other groups.
  2. This will be the name people will see. Make the name something people will recognize The Smith's Home or City Park.
  3. Choosing Pin drop in the drop down allows you to drop a pin at the correct location if the address option didn't work for you.
  4. Start typing the street address. The map won't update automatically, but we'll show you how to fix that in the next step.
  5. Zoom in and out on the map to find the correct location. Once you've found it, click on the map to drop a pin. This will be the location we'll show to members.
  6. Members will always see the exact location, but you can choose to make the public-facing location less specific. This is helpful if you don't want strangers on the world wide web to know where the The Smith's Home is located unless they're actually part of the group.
  7. This is a preview of what non-members will see based on your selection in step 6.
  8. Click Save location.

Public View (CCO)

Address locations

To edit or add locations to a Group or Event, you'll need to first be logged in and also be a Group Leader. To add a location to your Group, click Edit Group at the top of the Group Page.

When creating a new location, if the address has a physical street address, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Create a new location from the drop down.
  2. This will be the name people will see. Make the name something people will recognize The Smith's Home or City Park.
  3. If the location has a street address (that Google Maps would recognize) then you'll choose this type.
  4. Start typing the street address. We'll show you suggestions to auto-complete as you type. If you finish typing and the correct address isn't visible, skip to "Pin-drop locations" below.
  5. Members will always see the exact address and location, but you can choose to make the public-facing location less specific. This is helpful if you don't want strangers on the world wide web to know where the The Smith's Home is located unless they're actually part of the group.
  6. Click Save location.
Pin-drop locations

When creating a new location, if the there's not a physical address or your address doesn't work in the previous step, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Create a new location from the drop down.
  2. This will be the name people will see. Make the name something people will recognize The Smith's Home or City Park.
  3. Choosing Pin drop in the drop down allows you to drop a pin at the correct location if the address option didn't work for you.
  4. Start typing the street address. The map won't update automatically, but we'll show you how to fix that in the next step.
  5. Zoom in and out on the map to find the correct location. Once you've found it, click on the map to drop a pin. This will be the location we'll show to members.
  6. Members will always see the exact location, but you can choose to make the public-facing location less specific. This is helpful if you don't want strangers on the world wide web to know where the The Smith's Home is located unless they're actually part of the group.
  7. Click Save location.
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