Manage Group Settings

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From the group settings tab, you can manage what people see on the group page and set defaults for attendance, location, and more.

From a group, go to the Settings tab to make any changes.

Some of the settings shown in this article are available for Administrators only. When Group Leaders view the Settings tab for their groups, they will only see settings that they are able to update.

Group Settings

The settings in bold can be set in the group type defaults for newly created groups, but changes made at the group level will override any group type settings.

Setting Description
Basic Info Add the Group name and assign a Group Type that will be visible on Church Center. 
Meeting Schedule If you choose to display the meeting schedule publicly, the schedule is shown on the group page, but it does not add any events to the calendar.
Image Click Free photos to find free photos from Unsplash to use for your group image. you can also upload your own image. We apply cropping to an uploaded image to fit a 16:9 aspect ratio, 720x405 pixels.
Location Let people know where the group typically meets by adding a virtual or physical location. This can be set in the group type defaults.
Enrollment

Set limits for the enrollment and notifications.


Event Reminder Default Set the reminder email default for events.
Attendance Reminder Enable an email to be sent to leaders to take attendance.
Leader Access Manage how leaders can add members to their group.
Contact Person for Leader Choose the "reply to" person for leader emails.
Tags Add tags to the group to help people find groups when filtering.

Group Page Settings

The settings in bold can be set in the group type defaults for newly created groups, but changes made at the group level will override any group type settings.

Setting Description
Visibility and Enrollment Status Administrators can set the group status to published or hidden and set enrollment to open or closed.
Contact Person

If people have questions about this group, they can use the Contact button from the public group page to email the address entered here. This person doesn't need to be a Group Leader. To disable the Contact button on the public group page, leave the Contact email blank.

Leader Display Check to display the leader's name on the Church Center group page.
Group Description The description is shown on the public group page and should give people a sense of what the group is about. Use the editing tools to make important text stand out.
Calendar Settings Administrators can allow members to view group events and subscribe to the calendar by checking the box.

Group Messaging

Check Enable Group Messaging to turn on messaging for your group in Church Center, and then choose who you want to create new messages.

If you would like to use Group Messaging as an avenue for announcements, only allow leaders to create messages and then disable replies for the messages.

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