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Setting Up Digital Small Groups

One of the most powerful features of Bible Engagement Project is the ability to create digital small groups. Why is it so important?

Encourage Community

When you create a digital small group, you make a private community where group members can share personal thoughts, ask difficult questions, and make prayer requests—without broadcasting it to the entire church.

Empower Small Group Leaders

Digital small groups allow you to equip your small group leaders to invite other people to Bible Engagement Project. As church admin, this means you don’t have to collect the email addresses for everyone in your church, or track who is in each small group—your small group leaders can handle that on their own.

Let’s get started!

Step 1

Sign in to Faithlife.com

Faithlife is an online community built specially for churches. Bible Engagement Project uses Faithlife to manage your digital small groups.

Visit Faithlife.com in your web browser. Make sure to sign in using the same email and password you used when purchasing your subscription.

Step 2

Find your church group

Once you are logged in, scroll down to the section called Groups on the left hand side of the screen.

When you subscribed, you automatically created a group. Click the group name to open it.

Step 3

Create a small group

Scroll down your church group page to find another section called “Groups”. This section will contain all the digital small groups you create for your church.

Click on the “+” button to create a new small group.

The next few pages will walk you through setting up the details of your small group. Don’t worry too much about these details right now—you or your small group leader can change them later.

When you are finished setting up your small group, you’ll be taken to the new small group page!

Step 4

Invite small group leaders

Now that we’ve created a small group, let’s go find it in the Bible Engagement Project app. Open the app and tap on the Community tab in the bottom navigation.

In the Community tab, tap on the item labeled GROUP near the top of the screen. This will open a menu of all the groups you have created or belong to. Tap on the small group you just created to open it.

Step 4

Invite small group leaders

Now that we’ve created a small group, let’s go find it in the Bible Engagement Project app. Open the app and tap on the Community tab in the bottom navigation.

In the Community tab, tap on the item labeled GROUP near the top of the screen. This will open a menu of all the groups you have created or belong to. Tap on the small group you just created to open it.

Now that you have your small group open, let’s invite a small group leader. Tap the Add User button at the top of the screen.

Make sure you give the small group leader permission to invite other people and make changes to the small group settings. To do this, tap on the “Invite as” item near the top of the screen. Select “Admin” from the list and tap “Back”.

There are several ways to share the invitation: text, email, or QR code. Use whatever is the most convenient for you.

Make sure you give the small group leader permission to invite other people and make changes to the small group settings. To do this, tap on the “Invite as” item near the top of the screen. Select “Admin” from the list and tap “Back”.

There are several ways to share the invitation: text, email, or QR code. Use whatever is the most convenient for you.

Step 5

Create more small groups

Congrats! Your small group leader is ready to start inviting people to use the Bible Engagement Project app.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each small group you want to make.

We recommend creating a small group for each Bible study you have. If you have any youth groups, create a small group for each of them. Consider creating small groups for volunteer groups as well, so they can talk and share information using the Bible Engagement Project app.

Next Steps

Next, we’ll learn more about how to manage your church group on Faithlife.com.

Managing your digital church »

Need help?

If you need help at any step of the way, please feel free to call our support line at

1 (800) 853-8018

or send an email to

BEP@faithlife.com