Benefits and Risks of Each Invitation Model

Table 1.
FeatureOpen Invitation Invite Only Invite + Realm Account Sign Up Requests
Reduce possibility of duplicate recordsyesyes
Church controls who receives an invitationyesyes
People join without an invitation being sent from someone at the churchyes
People can send a request for a new account, which must be approved by someone at the churchyes
Reduced need to monitor the Overview dashboardyesyes
Greater responsibility on church leadership to educate congregants about privacy settingsyes
Best used for campaigns, promotions, or limited occasionsyes