Why does Grace Community Church use Faithlife Groups?
As the Lord grows our church, the ability for our people to live in gospel-centered community becomes more difficult. We used The City to help foster community for years, but the company that manages The City stopped supporting it in 2019. Therefore, we replaced using The City with Faithlife Groups to give a place to help find community and have smaller platforms of communication with the church body. We communicate with all of the members and attenders of GCC through Faithlife. Ultimately, Faithlife Groups better enables us to be the body of Christ.
Is Faithlife Groups just another social network?
No. Popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter are geared toward individuals and their needs. Faithlife Groups is geared toward groups and the needs of the local church. Also, whereas most social networks create and replace community, Faithlife merely supplements community that already exists. Faithlife Groups allow us to endeavor to "pray without ceasing" for one another, which is quite different from other social networking platforms.
How does the church communicate via Faithlife Groups?
Our elders and staff communicate to our body on a church, home group, and individual level, sharing ministry opportunities, prayer requests, event information, etc. Leaders communicate with groups and volunteers. Group members communicate with one another and the church family.
How do I use Faithlife Groups?
The easiest way to learn how to use Faithlife Groups is by simply spending time on it, browsing around and checking out all the features. Don't forget to download the app if you have a smartphone! Many find the app easier to navigate than the online platform.
Can I sign up now?
Faithlife Groups is for those who are active in the body at Grace Community Church. For regular attenders and members, either fill out a Connect Card on Sunday morning and check to receive an invite via email or click here to set up your account and connect with GCC on Faithlife!