Types of Groups
Groups and group pages are the foundation and most important feature of this platform. All conversations take place within groups, and all events and shared resources are uploaded via group pages.
Each group has a group type listed on the group’s About page. Group creators choose the group type from a list of twelve defined group types (listed below), plus an “other” category if none of these definitions apply.
|Camp||A gathering place with temporary accommodations|
|Campaign / Mobilization||1) A group for organizing and encouraging people to take collective action in pursuit of a particular objective; 2) the action of bringing resources into use for a particular purpose|
|Coalition||A group of people coming together from different organizations and communities, working together towards a common aim|
|Committee||A group committed to perform some service or function together to serve a larger whole group (congregation, organization, etc)|
|Community||A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common|
|Community of Practice / Learning Community||A community of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, who deepen their learning as they interact regularly|
|Congregation||A sustained faith community|
1) An assembly of persons summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; 2) A body of persons specially designated or selected to act in an advisory, administrative, or legislative capacity; 3) An ecclesiastical assembly for deciding matters of doctrine or discipline
|Covenant Group / Affinity Group||A small, intentional group of people coming together with a covenanted agreement of mutual support for one another towards personal/spiritual growth or a common interest or purpose|
|Network||A group of individuals having a common interest, formed to provide community, mutual aid, helpful information, etc.|
|Organization||A group of people formally working together in a sustained way; particularly this group type designation is for registered non-profits, businesses, government agencies, etc.|
|Other||1) Used when a group creator does not know what group type to choose; 2) Used when no other definition applies|
|Program||A planned, coordinated group of activities, procedures, etc., often for a specific purpose, or a facility offering such a series of activities|