Connecting to Your Church Group

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Faithlife Proclaim requires a connected church group to access great features like sermon recording, bulletins, and generating announcement slides from your church calendar. You can create a new church group, connecting an existing church group, or rename a current church group from Faithlife.com.

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Create a new church group

To create a group, go to Faithlife.com and follow these steps:

1. Click the plus icon next to Groups on the Faithlife.com home page.

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2. Select a group type and click next.

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3. Enter your information.

Once you’ve selected a type, enter your group’s basic information, including a name and location. A location makes your group more discoverable for others in your area. To control the privacy of your group, set its privacy level. Click Next when done. 

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Since you're creating a church group, you’ll be presented with the option to create typical subgroups. You can also use the search box on this page to select Faithlife groups that have already been created.

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Tip: You can affiliate an existing presentation group with your church group while creating your church group. Search for the presentation group and connect them. 

You can configure subgroups at anytime, not just when you create your group. Learn more about creating a new subgroup or affiliating an existing group.

Once your group is created, take some time to invite others to your community. Learn more here.

Note: As an administrator or moderator, you can configure your group's settings and permissions.

Connect an existing church group

You must be an admin or moderator in both your presentation group and your church group in order to affiliate the groups.

Note: If you are not an administrator of your church group, go to Faithlife.com, search for your church group, and click About in the group's lefthand sidebar to view your church group's administrator. Click your administrator’s name, then send them a message and have them add your presentation team as a subgroup.

Follow the steps below to connect your presentation group with an existing church group:  

1. Set church group from the Proclaim account menu.

Expand the account menu in the top right-hand corner of Proclaim. Note the name of your presentation group (you'll need this in a moment) and then click Set church group.

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Click Set your church group in the pop up. 

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2. Navigate to your church group.

Your browser will open to Faithlife.com. Select your church group in the sidebar. 

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3. Affiliate your presentation group with your church group.

Click Manage group in the sidebar.

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Remember: You must be an admin or moderator in both your presentation group and your church group to affiliate the two.

Expand the Add menu and click Add/Invite Groups

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Search for your presentation group and click Invite

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Note: You can click Remove Subgroup to remove the link between your church group and any subgroup.

When you return to Proclaim and expand the Account menu, your church should appear in the church group section. 

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Renaming your current church group

When you first install Proclaim, you have the option to skip connecting your presentation team to your church. When you do this, Proclaim creates a Church group named similar to your presentation team. If you've been using Proclaim on Sundays but now want to use your church group more actively with your church, renaming your church group is probably your best option. This means you can keep all your service items for re-use and all the media in your Group Uploads without importing them back into Proclaim (like you would have to if you created a new church group).

1. Find your church group on Faithilfe.com.

Once you login, you should see your church group in the left-hand sidebar. 

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2. Open Group settings

Expand Settings in the Admin navigation panel and click Group Settings. 

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3. Change your church name. 

The group's settings contain several sections. You can change your church name from the top section, Group Info.

You can change:

  • Group Name: the official name (must be unique)
  • Nickname: the way the name will display for members
  • Group URL: the customizable, unique URL for your church

When you're done, click Save settings.

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