Group Types

Group types let administrators categorize similar groups together.

Group Types assign a specific description to a group, which can be used to categorize similar groups together. There's a maximum of 12 group types. There are six default group types, which you can edit if needed, and up to six more user-created types.

When searching for a group, you can use the Group Type filter option to return groups in the same group type.

Only one group type can be assigned to a group at a time. Edit a group's details to remove or change its group type.

Create a Group Type

Create group types to organize your groups.

Permissions Required

To create and use group types, you must be an administrator or have the permission Add/Edit Groups set to Allow in at least one of your responsibilities.

Group types let administrators categorize similar groups together. You can have a maximum of 12 group types.
  1. Click Admin > System Settings > General Settings.
  2. Click the Group Types tab.
  3. Click Add a Group Type.
  4. Enter a Group Type such as "Seniors" or "Bible Study".
  5. If needed for clarification, enter a Description for the group.
  6. Click Add.

Edit a Group Type

Update group types.

Permissions Required

To create and use group types, you must be an administrator or have the permission Add/Edit Groups set to Allow in at least one of your responsibilities.

If you've created group types, but need to edit something about it, you can at any time.
  1. Click Admin > System Settings > General Settings.
  2. Click the Group Types tab.
  3. Point to the Group Type row, then click the ellipsis icon and Edit.
  4. Make any necessary changes, then click Save.

Delete a Group Type

Delete group types you no longer need.

Permissions Required

To create and use group types, you must be an administrator or have the permission Add/Edit Groups set to Allow in at least one of your responsibilities.

You can delete a group type that you no longer need.
  1. Click Admin > System Settings > General Settings.
  2. Click the Group Types tab.
  3. Point to the Group Type row, then click the ellipsis icon and Delete.
    • If the Group Type is not in use, you will not receive a warning and the Group Type is removed from the list immediately.
    • If the Group Type is in use, a message displays alerting you to how many groups the Group Type is assigned to, and asks for confirmation to delete.
    • Once you delete a Group Type it is removed from every group it was assigned and you will not be able to search on the Group Type anymore.

Assign a Group Type to an Existing Group

Categorize an existing group.

Permissions Required

To create and use group types, you must be an administrator or have the permission Add/Edit Groups set to Allow in at least one of your responsibilities.

Adding a type to a group allows you to categorize similar groups together. If the group already exists, you can edit it to add the type.
  1. Click Admin > Groups > All Groups.
  2. Locate the group you want and click its name.
  3. On the Info tab, click Edit Info.
  4. Locate the Group Type drop-down list and make your selection.
  5. Click Save.