Why is this important?
Many of our group members are on FaceBook. I know, I know… Sometimes FaceBook is not that great but it can be used as a great ministry tool We all know how important it is to stay in communication with our class throughout the week. Love it or hate, depending on the day for me, FaceBook is everywhere. There is a little known tool that leaders can set up just for your group. Believe it or not, it’s called “Groups.” I belong to a ton of them and the interests are vast. But as the leader can set up a “group” for your Small Group or Sunday School class. It can be as private as you would like it & you control who belongs.
What do I do?
If you have a FaceBook account look at the top menu – See below
The small triangle arrow on the right is where you begin. Click the arrow and you will see a drop down menu. Under this menu you will see “create a group.” Once you click the “create a group”button you can set up the group however you would like.
Just a few “rules of the road” for Groups on FaceBook.
- Keep the group Private- if you are going to be sharing events, details, names etc. in this group
- You do not have to be “FB friends” with everyone in the group – You just share “group” space
- If a person leaves your group, delete them from the group
The Group will appear on the left hand side of you page.
Jonathan Jordan is the Groups and Faith Development Leader for the Georgia Baptist General Convention.