How To Join a Small Group at the Womens Bible Cafe™
We are using a private group on Facebook, follow these EXACT steps to join:
- Login to Facebook
- “Closed Group” means that you must join the group to post and read group comments
- CLICK HERE for WBC SMALL GROUPS and then ask to “Join Group” or type in this URL http://www.facebook.com/groups/WBCSmallGroups/
- CLICK HERE for WBC BOOK CLUB and then ask to “Join Group” or type in this URL http://www.facebook.com/groups/WBCbooks/
- Allow 24 hours for a ministry leader to approve the request to join group
- Your small group comments do NOT appear in your Facebook timeline and only members of the private Facebook group can see what you have shared.
How Do Small Groups Work…What Should You Do After Joining the Private Facebook Group?
- Take a look around the Facebook group once a ministry leader approves your request to join.
- At the top of the group there is a feature called PINNED POSTS. Look there for the current small group schedule, arranged by day and time.
- Select a day and time you’d like to attend a small group Write this in your calendar and set a weekly reminder alarm.
- On the day and time you wish to attend, arrive in the Facebook group at the time of the group meeting.
- Look for a photo posted with the day and time of your group. Under the photo the leaders and small group members will start discussing the Bible study.
- Every group has the exact same questions, so you only need to attend one group each week. Small groups last ONE HOUR.
- Groups are NEVER FULL. You are invited to attend any group that fits your schedule.
- We don’t divide women by experience, age, marital status or geographic location. All women are treated equally.
- Groups are non-denominational.
- Due to copyright law instructional videos are NOT shown in the small groups. These are not required for online Bible study.
We have many volunteer ministry leaders leading these small groups. Some of the groups will be larger than other groups and tend to move quickly. If you find the group moves too fast for you, I’d recommend attending a smaller group.
Facebook Tips For Online Bible Study
IMPORTANT: We’re a very active group, so you should change your email notifications for the group or you will get 300+ messages in just one day! For more information see:http://www.facebook.com/help/notifications. If you are using a mobile device, you will also need to change the notification settings ON THE DEVICE.
- Add the Small Groups to your favorites list: http://www.facebook.com/help/232262810142682
- Read the safety tips: http://www.facebook.com/safety
- Read the privacy basics: http://www.facebook.com/about/basics
- View the privacy options for Facebook groups: http://www.facebook.com/help/220336891328465
Womens Bible Cafe™ Small Group Etiquette
The Womens Bible Cafe™ group provides non-denominational Christian fellowship and small group discussion for those participating in online Bible study at the Womens Bible Cafe™ A workbook is required to participate in online Bible study. Our leaders are volunteers and are unable to purchase a workbook for you.
INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR: Spam, promoting products, asking for money, fundraising, promoting other ministries and groups, interrupting or redirecting the conversation, religious debates rooted in legalism, condemnation, putting people down, offending others, and adding people from the group to another Facebook group (harvesting) without their permission. We’re a non-denominational group and will not tolerate putting down religions, people and the beliefs of others. We have zero tolerance for online bullying. Do not share any information from our private group on your personal facebook page or with friends. All content is to remain confidential.
COUNSELING: Reminder… all of our leaders are volunteers. We are not counselors nor do we have any training in the field of counseling. Please be sure to seek help from a Christian counselor if you are struggling or call 911 if you need immediate assistance.
If you are blocked from a Womens Bible Cafe™ group or page…
We love all women who follow our pages and join our groups, however when guidelines are violated then you will be blocked. The most common reason for blocking:
- Impersonating our ministry and using our images for your profile and pages (causing confusion)
- Inviting women from our groups to join your group and/or adding them without permission (harvesting)
- Putting others down/bullying (causing discouragement)
- Your account was hacked and you are posting porn or spam (causing offense)
All glory to God…and love in His name!