Create a Group
Invite members, appoint admins, send messages, and set group privacy.
Create Your Profile
Customize your Faithlife alias, privacy settings, and personal URL.
Get to know the roles and privileges of group participants on Faithlife.
Faithlife's privacy settings let you control who can and cannot see your profile, posts, and groups.
We've pre-created groups for churches, authors, and public figures in Faithlife. Learn how to claim yours.
Frequently Asked Questions
My Faithlife—Profiles, Posts, Messaging and Affirmations
How do I create a profile?
You can create a profile by going to Faithlife.com, and clicking on "Create a free account." A wizard will walk you through the process of creating your Faithlife profile. If you already have a Logos.com account, just log in and then edit your profile; Logos.com and Faithlife.com accounts are the same.
What information goes in the "About" section of my profile?
Using "Account Settings," you can write a description about yourself in the "About" section if you choose to share this information with everyone. You can use the privacy sliders to control who can see this part of your profile.
How do I change my profile URL?
Click on the arrow next to your name in the right corner and you'll see a tab that says "Account Settings." You can change your profile URL, privacy, and all your information under that tab.
How can I edit my profile?
You can edit your profile by clicking your name in the top-right corner of the screen and selecting "Account Settings" from the menu.
Can I post a status to my profile?
Post status updates on the "My Faithlife" page; you cannot post a status specifically to your page.
How many times can I change my profile URL? Can I have more than one?
You can change your profile URL as many times as you'd like as long as the URL is still available. You can only have one profile URL.
Can I edit my own posts?
You cannot edit your posts at this time.
How do I tag other Faithlife users in a post?
You cannot tag people in posts at this time.
Can I post on another person's profile?
You cannot post on someone else's Faithlife profile, but you can post in your groups. Faithlife emphasizes communities over one-to-one connections.
Can I send another person a private message?
Direct messaging will be available shortly.
How do I undo an affirmation ("Amen," "Like," or "Praying")?
You cannot undo an affirmation now, but this feature will be available in the future. In the meantime, selecting a different affirmation will cancel the one you previously selected.
How can I see who clicked "Amen," "Like," or "Praying" on a post?
This feature is currently not available but will be soon.
What is the idea behind the "Praying" affirmation option?
Sometimes "like" isn't the right response to someone's post. Faithlife is designed for sharing in private communities, and people can share things they might not post on a public social network. The "Praying" affirmation lets you tell others you are praying for them, and praying specifically about their post.
Can I post pictures/albums on my profile?
You cannot upload a photo, but if you paste a link to an image, we'll load it under your post. Photo albums for your groups will be coming soon.
Groups—Levels of Membership, Creating, Details, and Admin
What should I do when I first sign in? Start a group? Find a group? Look for people I know?
The first thing you should do is create your profile. A wizard will walk you through this on your first visit. You can then search for existing groups to join, or start a new group by clicking on the "Start a New Group" button at the top of the page. Be sure to join the group for your real-world faith communities — your church, small group, etc. — and then "follow" authors or organizations you are interested in. You can anonymously "observe" some groups as well.
What's the difference between being an admin, member, follower, or observer of a group?
An admin has all privileges within the group, including adding and deleting members. A group member can post to the group and see all posts by group members. Observers remain anonymous while followers do not. Admins can determine which membership types are appropriate for their groups and if followers and observers are allowed to comment and post.
How do I create a group?
On the right side there's a button titled "New Group." Click on it and follow the step-by-step process to create your own group.
Can I view a list of groups that have already started?
When you start typing in the search bar at the top of the page, a list of created groups will appear.
How do I change the profile image for a group?
You must be an admin to do this. Go to the group page and select "Group Settings" in the right column. From here, you can edit your group's profile image.
Is it possible to change the name of a group?
You must be an admin to do this. Go to the group page and select "Group Settings" in the right column. From here, you can edit your group's name.
I'm a group admin and want to change the details of my group. How do I do that?
Go to the group page and in the right column you'll see a button that says "Group Settings." Click on it and you'll be able to edit your group's information.
Can I post pictures of my church or organization to our group's homepage?
We currently do not have this feature, but look for it in the near future.
Does Faithlife support video or photo slideshows?
We currently do not have this feature, but look for it in the near future.
A group I want to create is already taken; how do I claim it?
You can claim a group by applying to be an administrator through our Customer Service Department. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. You cannot create duplicate groups, however.
How do I delete a group I've created or am the admin of?
Visit the group you want to delete and click “Group Settings” on the right side of your page. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click “Delete Group.” A window will pop up, asking if you want to delete the group—click “Yes.” You will be automatically redirected to your “My Faithlife.”
Is there a way I can see the groups a particular person is a part of?
If you go to other users' profiles (and their privacy settings allow it), you can see which groups include them as members.
Will suggested groups be sent to me?
Faithlife will not suggest groups at this time, however you can see which groups other users are members of and join the same groups.
How do I join a group? Do I need to be invited?
If the group is open, you can join by clicking "Join Group." If it is a closed group, you must be invited by the administrator.
Can I decide to remove someone from a group?
If you are an admin of a group you can change their member status, including removing them from the group.
Advertising, Privacy, and E-mail
I see ads on Faithlife.com. Can my ministry or corporation advertise on Faithlife?
How do I sign up to receive email alerts?
Under "Account Settings" you can check a box that says "Email me digests of activity."
What are the different levels of privacy?
There are four different levels of privacy within Faithlife.
- "Me" —only you can see your information.
- "Closed" —mutual members of moderated groups that you are also a member of can see your information.
- "Open" —members of any group that you are also a member of can see your information.
- "Everyone" —everyone on Faithlife can see your information.
What are the different group privacy settings?
- Open groups — anyone can be a member, follower, or observer. (Administrators can choose to allow followers and observers.)
- Closed groups — admins approve membership. Users can ask to join, or can be invited. Administrators can choose to allow followers and observers.
- Secret groups — invite-only. You cannot visit a secret group's URL unless you're logged in as a valid member. Membership is by invitation only; the group is not discoverable via searching.
The Faithlife Study Bible
Is the Faithlife Study Bible accessible on this site? If not, will it be?
Why do I go to Biblia.com when I use the FSB?
Biblia.com is our online Bible. There, you can read the FSB as well as Vyrso Christian ebooks and Logos Bible Software resources that you already own.
Where can I get the Faithlife Study Bible?
You can get the FSB at FaithlifeBible.com.