Gloucester Community Church WhatsApp Guidelines

The purpose of the GCC whole church WhatsApp group is to:

  • share GCC news and information about church activities,
  • share prayer requests and updates/testimonies.


To ensure this group remains a healthy and helpful resource for all, please follow our group guidelines below:

  1. Do share your news/request with your mini-group or a good friend first before sharing it in the WhatsApp group, to ensure you are getting their support and input as you share more widely.
  2. Do provide some context for your message, so that people who might not know you well can understand and engage with your news/request/update.
  3. Do share an update on prayer requests after a few days to encourage people to keep praying and/or to share answers to prayer.
  4. Don’t share requests/encouragements more than once, unless there are significant changes in the situation.
  5. Don’t reply to messages in the group (e.g. to say you are praying), to prevent an overload of messages and people potentially missing the initial message. Instead, where appropriate to do so, reply directly to the author with a personal word of encouragement.
  6. Don’t share on behalf of others unless they are unable to do so themselves and you have their explicit permission, so as to encourage everyone to participate in the community and ensure privacy for all concerned.