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Frequently Asked Questions


We want to help answer all of your questions about Community Groups and Chapters! Here are some frequently asked questions to get you started. 

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Do I need to have Facebook to be involved in a group?

No, you don't. The Facebook groups are just a way for each group to connect online to announce meeting times, prayer, etc. If you would like to join a group and don't have Facebook, please email and we will connect you with your local leader. However, if you are a group leader we do ask that you have Facebook. If you don't, maybe ask a friend to lead the group. 

how is a group location decided?

All group locations were decided by a mom stepping up to lead in that city or area. Groups are not decided by popular locations or big cities, so while it may be surprising that there isn't a group near one of those, it just means we need a momma (like you!) to pray about and step up to lead.

How can I lead a group?

If you're interested in leading, please fill out the form found here. It is never too late to sign up to lead! If there is already a leader in your area, we will pair you together as co-leaders! The more leaders in an area, the better. If you want to guarantee that a group is meeting in your area, sign up to lead! We promise it won't be hard or full of pressure. 

can i co-lead a group?

Absolutely! That's what community is all about! 


help! I don't see a group in my area?

All of our groups are started by moms in our community with a desire to connect with other women. If you don't see a group in your area, it's up to YOU to change that!! Grab a friend and co-lead a group! 

what does it mean to be a leader?

It can be as simple or as involved as you'd like it to be. Maybe your group wants to do a bible study together, or maybe you just want to hang out and have coffee. Your main responsibility as the leader is communicating your meeting time and location, and this is done through the FB group we've created for each group. 

what should our meetings look like?

You can do your meetings however you like! A weekly coffee date, a playdate at the beach or a new location every week. You can be creative and do whatever is fun in your city!

WHAT DOES IT COST TO be a chapter?  

To become a chapter, we simply ask that you purchase our $25 starter kit. This provides training materials and resources to help you get started.  


What is the difference between community Groups and Chapters?  

Chapters are typically for larger, more established groups of women and supported within the local church. Chapters are provided extensive materials and resources. Community groups are a starting off point or a great option for smaller groups of women. Community groups have access to purchase our bible studies, but those groups are free. Both groups get access to encouragement from other groups leaders and our team through private Facebook groups.