Frequently Asked Questions about Small Group Ministry 101: SGM101

Here are the most frequently asked questions (and the answers!) about SMALL GROUP MINISTRY 101 (SGM101)

I’ve been leading our small group ministry for a couple years. Will Small Group Ministry 101 still help me? Almost certainly! If you got your start without a solid foundation, you could easily be trying to build something that can’t be built! Much of what I’ve designed into SGM101 will still be eye-opening.

I am brand new. And I have no formal training. Will SGM101 be too advanced for me? Great question…but no! If you’re brand new and have no formal training, you will start your journey with a foundation that will allow you to build a thriving small group ministry.

Will this course be included with GroupLife Insider membership? Definitely! If you’re considering joining GroupLife Insider (my membership site), now is the time to join! You’ll have unlimited access to my entire mini-course library and many other key benefits! You can find out more at GroupLifeInsider.com.

I can’t join the live sessions. Will they be available for me to watch later?  Absolutely! All six live sessions will be recorded and available for viewing or download at your convenience on my password-protected site.

Can I share the video content with my team? Definitely. Your purchase gives you the right to share the recorded video sessions (as well as the other supporting documents and helps) with your team. However, because there are limited openings for the live sessions, only the recorded sessions will be able to be shared with your team.

Will Small Group Ministry 101 be available later?  Like my other short courses, this one will be available later…but the special price of $97.00 increases to $124.95 on January 19th.

Ready to purchase the course? You can purchase right here.

 

I live in another country. Can I take advantage of Small Group Ministry 101Every session will be a web-based video call and every session will be recorded and uploaded the same day to my password protected site. If the session is live at a time you can join, you should be able to join no matter where you are. If it’s not convenient for you to join live, you can watch the recording later that same day (or early the next day depending on where you are in the world!).

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 6.07.41 AMI don’t have a Paypal account. Can I pay with my debit or credit card? Absolutely. When you click the Buy Now button you’ll see the form to the left. Click the link at the bottom of the form that says “Pay with a debit or credit card or Paypal Credit.”

Can I pay for the course with a check? You can pay for the course with a check but enrollment is limited to the first 50 sign-ups. If you need to pay by check, Email Me  to arrange payment.

Ready to purchase the course? You can purchase right here.

 

Have a question I haven’t answered?  I bet others have the same question. You can click here to ask it. Or Email Me to ask privately.

Miss My 2018 Strategy Call Webinar? Get the Replay Right Here

Made your plans for 2018 yet? Why not take advantage of a little FREE coaching? Believe me, those who already watched the webinar would tell you

It’s an action packed hour and you will come away with four very actionable insights!

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Why should everybody else have all the fun? From Monday, November 20th thru Monday the 27th, take advantage of special pricing and save!

GroupLife Insider

Click here to get a one-year subscription to GroupLife Insider for $125! (save $25 to $55 off the normal price!).

“I can’t believe you’re offering all of this at this price! Thank you for GroupLife Insider!”

GroupLife Insider includes unlimited access to my mini-course library, exclusive access to “video conference office hours,” discounted pricing on coaching calls, discounted pricing on GroupLife Southwest and much, much more!

Find out all about GroupLife Insider benefits and features right here.

Mini-Course Sale

My mini-course library is very popular. If all you need right now is step-by-step instructions on building an effective coaching structure or maximizing your next church-wide campaign…I’m offering some great prices through Monday, November 27th.

However…if you think you’ll need another course or two…you should definitely check out GroupLife Insider! Remember, a one-year membership includes unlimited access to all of my mini-course library!

Are you getting the most out of MarkHowellLive.com?

Are you getting the most out of MarkHowellLive.com?

Almost every day I get a question from at least one long-time reader. And very often I get one from a new reader. And as much as I love getting questions, they remind me of the fact that with nearly 2300 articles, there’s a lot here and it’s easy to miss out on much of what is most likely the largest and most comprehensive resource for small group pastors and directors.

Would you indulge me for a moment and let me give you a quick tour? I wouldn’t want you to miss out on anything.

First, if you’re looking for a certain topic (i.e., church-wide campaigns, small group coaching, small group strategy or leader tips), take a look at my category search. You’ll find it on the right sidebar just below my most popular articles.

Second, if you know the title of the article you’re looking for, use the Google search feature at the top of the sidebar to the right. It’s fast and very accurate.

Third, take a moment and look over the Practical Resources I offer. You’ll find a link to them in the menu at the top of the page. Sometimes the easiest way to learn what you need to know is by taking one of my mini-courses or scheduling a coaching call.

Fourth, take a moment and subscribe to my blog.  It’s FREE and you can choose from 3 ways to have the content delivered fresh (by email, RSS, or a weekly digest).  Click here to get started.

Finally, if you’re wondering who I am, need a little more info about what I do, or need to contact me, you can check out my “about page.”

I hope this little guided tour helps you get the most out of MarkHowellLive.com. And if you ever want to ask a question, you can always Email Me. Next to a great question itself, there are few things I enjoy more than answering them!

Join Me for GroupLife Strategy Call ’18?

Join Me for GroupLife Strategy Call ’18?

Is your grouplife strategy ready for 2018? It’s coming, you know!

Depending on when you’re reading this…you have less than 7 weeks to get ready for what could be the year you launch more new groups and connect more unconnected people than ever before!

But the clock is ticking. And the calendar is racing toward January.

Ready?

Why not join me for a free 60 minute webinar that will give you the ideas you need to crush 2018?!!

Two great times to choose from:

Monday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. (PST)

Tuesday, November 28th at 11:00 a.m. (PST)

The good news? The webinar is FREE!

The bad news? I can only offer these times to a very limited number of people.

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Hope you don’t wait too long to get GroupLife Insider at the FOUNDER’s Price!

Hope you don’t wait too long to get GroupLife Insider at the FOUNDER’s price!

As I roll out GroupLife Insider (GLI), my new membership site, I’ve been offering a screaming deal one year subscription for $125 (the regular price is $150 annually or $15 monthly).

Many of my readers have told me I’m crazy to include what I’m including, but honestly, I think including benefits like unlimited access to all of my mini-courses, regular “office hours” where members’ questions drive the conversation, and special, more detailed content available only to members, is a good deal for me too!

GroupLife Insider allows me to deliver focused content to small group pastors and directors who are dedicated to building thriving small group ministries that connect unconnected people and make disciples in the 21st century.

I’ve been planning GLI for over a year, and it’s been a blast opening it up and onboarding the FOUNDING members!

But it’s just about time to end the FOUNDER’s rate!

Are you sure you don’t want to come along?

It’s not too late to take advantage of a great introductory price…but time runs out on Tuesday, October 31st!

Listen, I understand that GroupLife Insider isn’t for everybody. You may already have everything you need to build a thriving small group ministry.

If that’s you…I’m glad!

But if it’s not you, if you still need help, I wish you’d consider takinganother look at what’s included. Taking just two of my mini-courses would almost pay for GLI! Sitting in on 2 or 3 office hours sessions would more than make the subscription worthwhile!

I just don’t want you to miss out.

Warmly,

Mark

P.S. If GroupLife Insider isn’t for you, maybe you’d consider forwarding this email to a friend who needs something like this?

HAVE YOU LOOKED INTO GROUPLIFE INSIDER? Get the FOUNDER’S Rate for a limited time

HAVE YOU LOOKED INTO GROUPLIFE INSIDER? Get the FOUNDER’S Rate for a limited time!

After preparing for over a year to launch GroupLife Insider it has finally happened! My new membership site is open for business and delivering lots of value for subscribers who want more!

If you’re serious about building thriving small group ministries that connect people and make disciples in the 21st century, you’re going to want to give GroupLife Insider serious consideration.

As much as I enjoy sharing my insights, strategies, tips and ideas here on MarkHowellLive.com, there has always been a limit to how much I could develop and give away for free. Like you, I have a day job. And like you, I have a limited amount of time I can invest in something other than my day job.

But…I have figured out a way to carve out some additional time to develop  more detailed, step-by-step content that will help you with the challenges of building a thriving small group ministry. I just can’t make it available for free.

See below for my limited time offer of “Founder” pricing!

What does GroupLife Insider offer that you can’t get here on the blog?

  • Unlimited access to the mini-course library (as well as 4 to 6 new mini-courses every 12 months). Click here to see a complete list of currently available courses.

  • Access to detailed instructions and step by step tutorials on many of small group ministry’s most important components (i.e., building an effective coaching structure, developing and discipling small group leaders, connecting unconnected people, working with your senior pastor, etc.).

  • Unlimited access to leader training videos (in development and will be released this fall)

  • Exclusive access to “video conference office hours” just for GLI members.

  • Weekly insider video conference call (recorded and posted for download) with the latest insights, ideas, practices and strategies from leading churches (launching in October, 2017)

  • GLI discounts on coaching call and consulting packages.

  • GLI discounted rate for GroupLife Southwest (a new 2 day small group ministry conference launched in 2017).

  • Participation in regular networking opportunities with other GLI members.

See below for my limited time offer of “Founder” pricing!

How much does all this cost?

How much does all this cost? I’m launching with two ways to gain full access to GroupLife Insider’s features and benefits:

  • Annual pass ($150)
  • Month-to-month subscription ($15)

You can see there’s a worth-while price break to jump in with an annual pass.

But…for a limited time I’m offering a Founder pricing that I’m pretty sure you’ll want to take advantage of.

Founder pricing: $125 for an annual pass. 

I hope that sounds pretty good! If you think about it, even taking a couple of my mini-courses would cost you about the same amount! And to have unlimited access to my whole library, well that’s a bargain!

And for that matter, having regular access to office hours is probably worth more than that! Discounts on coaching calls and consulting packages? GroupLife Southwest at a discounted price?

I’m offering the Founder pricing for a limited time and to a limited number of subscribers. I hope you’ll consider jumping in now! I think it’s a screaming deal and I don’t want you to miss it!

Click here to take advantage of my Founders pricing offer or to find out more about GroupLife Insider!

GroupLife Insider is launching today! Take Advantage of “Founder” Pricing

GroupLife Insider is launching today! Take Advantage of “Founder” Pricing

Well…I’ve been preparing to launch a membership site for over a year…AND IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED!

If you’re serious about building thriving small group ministries that connect people and make disciples in the 21st century, you’re going to want to give GroupLife Insider serious consideration.

As much as I enjoy sharing my insights, strategies, tips and ideas here on MarkHowellLive.com, there has always been a limit to how much I could develop and give away for free. Like you, I have a day job. And like you, I have a limited amount of time I can invest in something other than my day job.

But…I have figured out a way to carve out some additional time to develop  more detailed, step-by-step content that will help you with the challenges of building a thriving small group ministry. I just can’t make it available for free.

See below for my limited time offer of “Founder” pricing!

What does GroupLife Insider offer that you can’t get here on the blog?

  • Unlimited access to the mini-course library (as well as 4 to 6 new mini-courses every 12 months). Click here to see a complete list of currently available courses.

  • Access to detailed instructions and step by step tutorials on many of small group ministry’s most important components (i.e., building an effective coaching structure, developing and discipling small group leaders, connecting unconnected people, working with your senior pastor, etc.).

  • Unlimited access to leader training videos (in development and will be released this fall)

  • Weekly insider video conference call (recorded and posted for download) with the latest insights, ideas, practices and strategies from leading churches (launching in October, 2017)

  • Exclusive access to “video conference office hours” just for GLI members.

  • GLI discounts on coaching call and consulting packages.

  • GLI discounted rate for GroupLife Southwest (a new 2 day small group ministry conference launched in 2017).

  • Participation in regular networking opportunities with other GLI members.

How much does all this cost?

How much does all this cost? I’m launching with two ways to gain full access to GroupLife Insider’s features and benefits:

  • Annual pass ($150)
  • Month-to-month subscription ($15)

You can see there’s a worth-while price break to jump in with an annual pass.

But…for a limited time I’m offering a Founder pricing that I’m pretty sure you’ll want to take advantage of.

Founder pricing: $125 for an annual pass. 

I hope that sounds pretty good! If you think about it, even taking a couple of my mini-courses would cost you about the same amount! And to have unlimited access to my whole library, well that’s a bargain!

And for that matter, having regular access to office hours is probably worth more than that! Discounts on coaching calls and consulting packages? GroupLife Southwest at a discounted price?

I’m offering the Founder pricing for a limited time and to a limited number of subscribers. I hope you’ll consider jumping in now! I think it’s a screaming deal and I don’t want you to miss it!

Click here to take advantage of my Founders pricing offer or to find out more about GroupLife Insider!

Here’s the latest on GroupLife Insider

GroupLife Insider Launched in Fall of 2017

Some of you have been asking about GroupLife Insider, the membership site I’ve been been planning and working on for over a year. Here’s an update:

GroupLife Insider is coming soon! I’m working hard behind the scenes, putting some finishing touches to the concept (what will be included, how to get full access, pricing, etc.). It’s close, but not quite ready!

To find out more about my membership site, please visit GroupLifeInsider.com.

Would you take a moment and help me with a couple things?

I know it’s not really our arrangement, but I was wondering if I could ask you for a favor. See…I’ve got a couple projects I’m working on and I’d love your opinion.

If you’re willing to help me, here’s what I’d like to ask you to do:

First, I’ve just announced the dates for GroupLife Southwest ’18 (my conference for small group pastors and teams here in Las Vegas).

Registration doesn’t open for a while yet, but if you might be interested in attending, would you put your name on the wait list?  You can do that right here.

Second, I’m preparing to launch GroupLifeInsider.com (my new membership site). If you’d like to stay up-to-speed about the launch (and find out about pre-launch bonuses and discounts, you’ll need to pop over to the site and sign up for updates. You can take a look at the FAQs and also sign up right here.