Group Talk! Planning for a successful group launch

It’s Springtime; which means it’s time to plan for Fall. Let GroupTalk help you with as you begin to look toward the upcoming fall Small Group season.

We all know that “back to school” also means “back to church” for many people.  Thus, fall is the prime season for a Small Group initiative. In order to have the greatest impact for your ministry, you need to develop and implement a plan.  GroupTalk can help you plan throughout the month of May.

Beginning Thursday May 10th and each Thursday through May 31st, GroupTalk will feature a live discussion with some of the best known Small Group strategists around.  We will be sharing some of the golden nuggets you need to know to launch a successful Small Group initiative for your congregation.

There is much talk these days about utilizing a church-wide alignment often called a Small Group Campaign.  Whether you have the luxury of being able to run a Small Group Campaign or not, this GroupTalk series will focus on how you can successfully implement strategies to move your Small Group Ministry farther, faster.

On Thursday, May 10th at 12 noon Central Time:

Steve Gladen, Small Group Pastor at Saddleback Church will help us all understand what is meant by a Church-wide Small Group Campaign and will share with you his 12 Keys to Success for Small Group initiatives.

On Thursday, May 17th at 12 noon Central Time:

Mark Howell from Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas; Small Group Consultant and likely the most proficient Small Group blogger, will share his expertise on Engaging Everyone, from Sr Pastor through the congregation and into the community.

On Thursday, May 24th at 12 noon Central Time:

Allen White, Small Group Consultant with Life Together, and Small Group Leader aficionado, will discuss best tried and proven practices for recruiting all the Small Group Leaders you may need.

On Thursday, May 31st at 12 noon Central Time:

Mark Howell will be back with us sharing his expert insights on how to connect the maximum number of participants during your Small Group initiative.

We would love to have you join us for any or for all of these free one hour conference calls.  Simply dial into the conference number, enter the access code and enjoy the discussion.  If possible, please avoid internet based phone services.

If you miss the live call, no worries, all GroupTalk calls are recorded and available for you at

And you can participate… We would love to address you specific questions on these topics, so please, email your questions to me in advance or during the call at

Conference Call Details:

Date: Thursdays in May beginning May 10th

Time:  1:00 PM (ET); 12 Noon (CT); 11:00 AM (MT); 10:00 AM (PT)

Dial-in-number:  1-218-936-4141

Participant Access Code:  24247

Jay Daniell

GroupTalk Host

Small Group Network Director

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