Understanding Groups in Realm
Groups are important to the fabric of Worthington Christian Church. Life Groups, specifically, are groups that we encourage all WCC members and regular attenders to participate in. They’re not only great for Bible study and fellowship, but it’s where many of us form lifelong bonds with our fellow believers. Being involved in a Life Group makes a large church family feel more intimate and personal.
Life Groups aren’t the only groups that can be found in Realm. We have several ministry-specific and service-focused groups, too. If there’s a group that piques your interest, please contact the Group Leader to make an inquiry or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To See Your Groups
- Click ‘Groups’ from the main menu. The groups you are a member of will drop-down; click on the group that you wish to view.
- To see who is in your groups, click the Participants tab.
To Find a Group
Using the menu on the far left, click ‘Groups’ and then click ‘Find Groups’ (if you are already a member of a group, ‘Find Groups’ will be located at the bottom of your groups listing). At this point you will be asked what type of group you are looking for, such as class, community, service, etc.
If you find a group that you are interested in joining, click on the name of that group and then click on the button, “Join Group.” A request will be sent to the group leader(s) who will get back to you as soon as they can.
PRO TIP: Your News feed and Message feed will have all the current posts, files, images and messages posted to your group. Be sure to log into Realm daily to check for updates. Better yet, make sure you have your notifications turned ‘ON’ so that you will get an email or push notification on your smart phone whenever a new post or message is made!
Each Realm user has control over their notification settings and it is up to the individual to choose to receive a notification. Leaders can view notification settings for each member in a group. This helps you know how members receive notifications for messages and posts. Leaders, you may want to ask your group members to turn their notifications ‘ON’ if you plan to post or send messages to your group.
To edit your notification settings:
- Click your name (located at the top right corner), and select “Email Settings.”
- Change your settings as needed.