Contact information may be shared in discussion groups so that members might continue to get to know each other outside of the weekly discussion and is especially useful for prayer requests among the group.
When you check the box under the email and/or mobile phone number fields, you are deciding not to share your email and/or mobile phone number with your fellow Online Group Members. This means when other members click the down arrow on your profile on the My Group page, they will not have the option to email you or message you via WhatsApp.
It is not required that your contact information be shared. You have the option to opt out of providing your email address and/or mobile phone number when creating your BSF Online account, as well as to opt out at any time in the future under your Edit Profile page.
Your Online Group Leader will always have access to your contact information to be able to connect with you but will keep your information confidential.