On the Small Groups Setup page, administrators and staff members with appropriate rights can set up the small groups structure.
You can create two types of small groups — parent groups and bottom-level groups.
- Parent groups are those groups that member users cannot join. They provide the structure for your small groups. They display as bold text on the Create Group Table page.
- Bottom-level groups are those groups that appear in small group searches and that member users can join.
You can create up to five levels in your small groups structure. You do not have to completely set up each small group. After you create the small group structure and add leaders to the group rosters, the small group leaders can enter group information and add individuals to the groups.
Before you set up your small groups, only the instructions display on the Create Group Table page. To add your first group, click Add on the Create Group Table heading bar.