I hope that these 5 steps help you understand Facebook secret groups better. Here are a couple of additional thoughts while we are on the subject:
- Creating a secret group may not be for you.
- “Pages” are different from “groups”.
- Choose to make a Facebook ministry “page” or create a separate Facebook account if you are not going to a sensitive population. They are preferable because they do not notify your audience every time you post. (unlike a Facebook “group” that does notify it’s group members every time a post is made.)
- Facebook secret groups should not be a free-for-all of information just because it’s “secret”. As one person that serves a sensitive population put it “there is really nothing that is “secret” if it is on Facebook.” All sensitive locations have agreements with online services like FB and Twitter to make their content available due to security concerns. That being said, don’t post anything you wouldn’t want someone else reading.
If you have questions, go ahead and post them in the comments section and I will be happy to get back to you. God bless you in creating your own Facebook group!