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Frequently Asked Questions about How to Maximize YOUR Church-Wide Campaign

15124103663_4624ed4a14_bYesterday was a great start to the launch of my newest short course: How to Maximize YOUR Church-Wide Campaign. Lot’s of interest. And lot’s of questions!

You may have questions and just not had time yet to ask them.

Here are the most frequently asked questions (and the answers!):

I can’t watch the live sessions. Will they be available for me to watch later?  Absolutely! All 4 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 How to Maximize YOUR Church-Wide Campaign be available later?  Like my other short courses, this one will be available later…but the special price of $39.95 increases to $49.95 on April 8th.

I live in another country. Can I take advantage of How to Maximize YOUR Church-Wide Campaign? Every 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!).

We’ve failed in our previous attempts to plan and launch a successful church-wide campaign. Why should we try again? A well planned and well executed church-wide campaign is the best way to launch a wave of new small groups. It is a powerful way to help your whole congregation get on the same page. And perhaps most importantly, a church-wide campaign can be a powerful ingredient in revitalizing the spiritual vitality of your congregation.

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.

Do you have a question I haven’t answered?  You can click here to jump into the conversation.

Click here to take a look at How to Maximize YOUR Church-Wide Campaign.

My Latest Short Course: How to Maximize Your Church-Wide Campaign

How to Maximize YOURChurch-Wide CampaignIf you Google church wide campaign or church wide campaigns, you’ll find that 8 of the top 10 links are mine. You know why? It’s simple. I’ve been planning and running campaigns for over 15 years and in 7 different churches. And that’s not including the hundreds I’ve coached to do it over the years.

I’ve planned and run campaigns in many very different churches. Churches of all sizes, 20+ different denominations, contemporary and traditional and everything in between.

I’ve worked with all kinds of senior pastors.

I’ve worked with churches that have never done a campaign and are brand new to small group ministry.

I’ve worked with churches that have already done several campaigns and long histories of small group ministry.

Name a situation…I’ve probably coached a church like yours to plan and launch a game-changing church-wide campaign.

The Strategy I Use Works (and works BIG time)

What I coach churches to do works. I’ll coach you to:

  • Recruit way more leaders than you ever thought possible
  • Launch more groups than ever before
  • Connect WAY beyond the usual suspects
  • Recruit and train the coaches you need in order to sustain the new groups you launch

I can teach you my simple process. You will never look at campaigns the same way again.

You can learn to launch a powerful church-wide campaign.

You’re Invited!

I want to invite you to join me for my new 4 session short course:

How to Maximize a Church-Wide Campaign

Here’s what you’ll gain:

  • A crystal clear understanding of how to choose the perfect campaign
  • A calculated strategy to reach deeply into the congregation, crowd and community
  • A precision-timed campaign timeline designed to maximize the number of groups and members
  • A time-tested strategy to recruit the coaches you need to sustain 60 to 70% of your new groups after the campaign
  • Actionable strategies designed to produce both next steps and first steps for your whole congregation

What’s Included:

  1. Four 75 minute sessions (60 minutes of content + 15 minutes Q&A)
  2. Downloadable outlines (allowing you to capture every detail)
  3. Each session is packed with actionable takeaways
  4. All sessions are downloadable to share with your team
  5. Access to a password-protected site with additional supporting resources.
  6. 100% money back guarantee.  If you’re not completely satisfied…I’ll refund your money.
  7. Add a diagnostic coaching call at a special reduced rate (My regular price for a 60 minute call is $125)
  8. Questions?  Email Me for information.

When, Where and Other Details:

  • The first session is on Thursday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m. pacific.
  • Sessions 2 thru 4 are on April 21st, 28th, and May 5th.
  • Regular pricing: $49.95
  • Add a diagnostic coaching call at a special reduced rate (My regular price for a 60 minute call is $125)
  • Questions?  Email Me for information.

Still have questions? See if this helps: Frequently Asked Questions about How to Maximize YOUR Church-Wide Campaign.

Are you ready? I’d love to teach you how to maximize a powerful church-wide campaign.

You can do it. Your senior pastor will be glad you learned how…and so will your church!


Maximize Your Church-Wide Campaign



Last Chance at This Price: How to Build an Effective Coaching Structure

New and Radically Improved

Update: I only have 2 spots left (for the live version)

Will you take advantage?

How to Build an Effective Coaching Structure: The 2016 Version

Without a doubt, one of my most frequently asked questions is, “How do you build a truly effective small group coaching structure?”

Actually, this question is almost always phrased this way:

“HELP! We’ve tried to add coaching to our small group ministry and we Just. Can’t. Figure It. Out.”

As you probably know, I am not a theorist. I am a practitioner. I’ve been a small group pastor in 7 different churches. Seven churches.

I’ve built an effective coaching structure everywhere I’ve been. Don’t miss that.

My point is simply that I have a lot of experience in small group ministry. A lot of experience.

I’ve built an effective coaching structure everywhere I’ve been.

It is not impossible.

It is not complicated.

I can teach you my simple 3 step process. You will never look at coaching the same way again.

You can learn to build an effective small group coaching structure.

You’re Invited!

I want to invite you to join me for my new 4 session short course:

How to Build an Effective Coaching Structure: The 2016 Version

Here’s what you’ll gain:

  • A crystal clear understanding of what you actually need to build.
  • The tools that will help you identify the right coaching candidates.
  • My time-tested method of recruiting high capacity leaders of leaders.
  • Actionable strategies for developing the coaches you recruit.

What’s Included:

  1. Four 75 minute sessions (60 minutes of content + 15 minutes Q&A)
  2. Downloadable outlines (allowing you to capture every detail)
  3. Each session is packed with actionable takeaways
  4. All sessions are downloadable to share with your team
  5. Access to a password-protected site with additional supporting resources.
  6. 100% money back guarantee.  If you’re not completely satisfied…I’ll refund your money.
  7. Add a diagnostic coaching call at a special reduced rate (My regular price for a 60 minute call is $125)
  8. Questions?  Email Me for information.

When, Where and Other Details:

  • The first session is on Tuesday, March 1st at 11:00 a.m. pacific.
  • Sessions 2 thru 4 are on March 8th, 15th, and 22nd.
  • Regular pricing: $49.95
  • Add a diagnostic coaching call at a special reduced rate (My regular price for a 60 minute call is $100)
  • Questions?  Email Me for information.

Are you ready? I’d love to teach you how to build the kind of small group coaching system I’ve used in 7 different churches.

You can do it too. You’ll be glad you learned how…and so will your small group leaders!

Have a question? Click here to see my frequently asked question page!


Building an Effective Coaching Structure: 2016



Frequently Asked Questions about How to Build an Effective Coaching Structure

Yesterday was a great start to the launch of my newest short course: How to Build an Effective Coaching Structure: The 2016 Version. Lot’s of interest. And lot’s of questions!

You may have questions and just not had time yet to ask them.

Here are the most frequently asked questions (and the answers!):

I can’t watch the live sessions. Will they be available for me to watch later?  Absolutely! All 4 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 video sessions (as well as the other supporting documents and helps) with your team.

How is this content different than the 2009 version? Because I am always looking for the best way to build a thriving small group ministry, I am always testing new ideas. Although the strategies in the 2009 version still work, they are no longer the most effective (and they aren’t how I do it anymore). The 2016 version is how we are currently building an effective coaching structure at Canyon Ridge.

Will How to Build an Effective Coaching Structure: 2016 be available later?  Like my other short courses, this one will be available later…but the special price of $39.95 increases to $49.95 on February 27th.

I live in another country. Can I take advantage of How to Build an Effective Coaching Structure? Every 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!).

We’ve failed in our previous attempts to build coaching into our small group ministry. Why should we try again? Providing an effective coach for a brand new small group leader is the number one predictor of a group that continues to meet beyond the launching study. If you follow my simple strategy, you can build an effective coaching structure and as you put my strategies into practice you will sustain a higher percentage of the new groups you launch.

Beyond helping our new group leaders to survive, what’s so important about coaching? I believe the role of a coach has very little to do with coaching new leaders on how to have better discussions or deal effectively with EGRs (extra grace required personalities). The great potential of an effective coach is to do TO and FOR the leader whatever you want the leader to do TO and FOR their members. This is the essence of how life-change happens. If you want the members of your groups to experience anything more than a sense of connection, your small group leaders will have to have that experience first.

Do you have a question I haven’t answered?  You can click here to jump into the conversation.

Click here to take a look at How to Build an Effective Small Group Coaching structure.

New and Radically Improved: How to Build an Effective Coaching Structure

New and Radically Improved

Update: I only have 2 spots left (for the live version)

How to Build an Effective Coaching Structure: The 2016 Version

Without a doubt, one of my most frequently asked questions is, “How do you build a truly effective small group coaching structure?”

Actually, this question is almost always phrased this way:

“HELP! We’ve tried to add coaching to our small group ministry and we Just. Can’t. Figure It. Out.”

As you probably know, I am not a theorist. I am a practitioner. I’ve been a small group pastor in 7 different churches. Seven churches.

I’ve built an effective coaching structure everywhere I’ve been. Don’t miss that.

My point is simply that I have a lot of experience in small group ministry. A lot of experience.

I’ve built an effective coaching structure everywhere I’ve been.

It is not impossible.

It is not complicated.

I can teach you my simple 3 step process. You will never look at coaching the same way again.

You can learn to build an effective small group coaching structure.

You’re Invited!

I want to invite you to join me for my new 4 session short course:

How to Build an Effective Coaching Structure: The 2016 Version

Here’s what you’ll gain:

  • A crystal clear understanding of what you actually need to build.
  • The tools that will help you identify the right coaching candidates.
  • My time-tested method of recruiting high capacity leaders of leaders.
  • Actionable strategies for developing the coaches you recruit.

What’s Included:

  1. Four 75 minute sessions (60 minutes of content + 15 minutes Q&A)
  2. Downloadable outlines (allowing you to capture every detail)
  3. Each session is packed with actionable takeaways
  4. All sessions are downloadable to share with your team
  5. Access to a password-protected site with additional supporting resources.
  6. 100% money back guarantee.  If you’re not completely satisfied…I’ll refund your money.
  7. Add a diagnostic coaching call at a special reduced rate (My regular price for a 60 minute call is $125)
  8. Questions?  Email Me for information.

When, Where and Other Details:

  • The first session is on Tuesday, March 1st at 11:00 a.m. pacific.
  • Sessions 2 thru 4 are on March 8th, 15th, and 22nd.
  • Regular pricing: $49.95
  • Take advantage of a 20% discount ($39.95) through February 26th.
  • Add a diagnostic coaching call at a special reduced rate (My regular price for a 60 minute call is $100)
  • Questions?  Email Me for information.

Are you ready? I’d love to teach you how to build the kind of small group coaching system I’ve used in 7 different churches.

You can do it too. You’ll be glad you learned how…and so will your small group leaders!

Have a question? Click here to see my frequently asked question page!


Building an Effective Coaching Structure: 2016



Please Don’t Miss My 2016 Small Group Ministry Coaching Network

1795624513_dcc216adb2_bEvery year I block off six days and several hours a week for six months to personally invest in a very limited group of small group pastors.

My Winter/Spring 2016 Small Group Ministry Coaching Network experience is designed to give you the tools and strategies you need in order to build a small group ministry that works in the 21st century. The coaching network program will expose you to a new perspective. While it makes sense that in order to get different results you need to do different things…it’s not always clear what those different things might be. My coaching network program is designed around the idea that different, not better, leads to the kind of strategy that connects beyond the usual suspects.

Who will be part of the network? Each of my networks are limited to 15 participants and are designed for small group champions who serve in a local church. Because of the nature of the role, champions may be senior pastors, executive pastors, small group pastors and directors, ministers of education, and other key leaders.

What will you receive?

  • Five monthly coaching sessions. Anchored by a 90 minute video conference call, these group session provides focused exposure to the strategies that will build a more powerful platform.  Sessions are scheduled at 11am Pacific on January 14th, February 11th, April 14th, May 12th, and June 9th).
  • Two day gathering in Las Vegas. March 9th: 1pm-5pm followed by dinner | March 10th: 8am-12pm
  • Focused training on key strategic steps including planning with the end in mind, developing an annual grouplife calendar, identifying an unlimited number of new leaders, launching new groups in waves, and impacting your community through groups.
  • Tools, strategies and next steps to be implemented after every session.
  • Access to special password protected network pages with customized content for each session.
  • Scheduled 60 minute one-on-one calls to address questions more specifically, bring team members into the conversation, or help equip your senior pastor or other key staff members.
  • The opportunity to connect with other network participants between sessions
  • Email access to Mark during the six months

What are the expectations?

  • Participate in all six sessions
  • Invest as little as $1150*
  • Cover your own travel expenses to the two day gathering
  • Commit to the reading and exercises between sessions

What’s next? Complete the Coaching Network Application. My Winter/Spring Coaching Network begins on January 14th, 2016. Questions? Contact me.

Breaking! Don’t Miss the Early-Bird Pricing for My 2016 Coaching Network

BREAKINGNEWSEvery year I block off six days and several hours a week for six months to personally invest in a very limited group of small group pastors.

Breaking! I’ve extended early-bird pricing for my 2016 Small Group Ministry Coaching Network through midnight PST 12/5/15.

My Winter/Spring 2016 Small Group Ministry Coaching Network experience is designed to give you the tools and strategies you need in order to build a small group ministry that works in the 21st century. The coaching network program will expose you to a new perspective. While it makes sense that in order to get different results you need to do different things…it’s not always clear what those different things might be. My coaching network program is designed around the idea that different, not better, leads to the kind of strategy that connects beyond the usual suspects.

Who will be part of the network? Each of my networks are limited to 15 participants and are designed for small group champions who serve in a local church. Because of the nature of the role, champions may be senior pastors, executive pastors, small group pastors and directors, ministers of education, and other key leaders.

What will you receive?

  • Five monthly coaching sessions. Anchored by a 90 minute video conference call, these group session provides focused exposure to the strategies that will build a more powerful platform.  Sessions are scheduled at 11am Pacific on January 14th, February 11th, April 14th, May 12th, and June 9th).
  • Two day gathering in Las Vegas. March 9th: 1pm-5pm followed by dinner | March 10th: 8am-12pm
  • Focused training on key strategic steps including planning with the end in mind, developing an annual grouplife calendar, identifying an unlimited number of new leaders, launching new groups in waves, and impacting your community through groups.
  • Tools, strategies and next steps to be implemented after every session.
  • Access to special password protected network pages with customized content for each session.
  • Scheduled 60 minute one-on-one calls to address questions more specifically, bring team members into the conversation, or help equip your senior pastor or other key staff members.
  • The opportunity to connect with other network participants between sessions
  • Email access to Mark during the six months

What are the expectations?

  • Participate in all six sessions
  • Invest as little as $1150* (early bird pricing of $1150 from 11/1-11/30, $1250 after 11/30/15)
  • Cover your own travel expenses to the two day gathering
  • Commit to the reading and exercises between sessions

What’s next? Complete the Coaching Network Application. My Winter/Spring Coaching Network begins on January 14th, 2016. Questions? Contact me.

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Black Friday: Take Advantage of My 72 Hour Sale Pricing

5309486652_bb04cd65ff_zI’ve never done this before. I thought I’d try it out. For the next 72 hours, until 3:30am PST on Monday 11/30/15, I’m offering several screaming deals.

Save on a 5 call package of coaching calls:

  • Regular Price: Five 60 minute coaching calls for $625
  • Black Friday Price: Five 60 minute coaching calls for $500


Save on two popular Online Short Courses:

Design, Build and Sustain a Thriving Small Group Ministry is a 4 session audio course that will take you through what I believe are four essential steps.  This course is based on my most requested and most popular workshop, it draws more positive comments and rave reviews than anything else I talk about. You can find out more about the course right here: Design, Build and Sustain a Thriving Small Group Ministry

Black Friday



Supercharge Your Ministry Season provides a jump start for a powerful small group launch.  Recorded during a series of  live conference calls in August, 2014, there are references to the fall ministry season, but the strategies and tactics I reference will help no matter the season. You can find out more about the course right here: Supercharge Your Ministry Season

Black Friday



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Need to Grow as a Small Group Pastor? Join My Coaching Network

coaching network calendarEvery year I block off six days and several hours a week for six months to personally invest in a very limited group of small group pastors.

My Winter/Spring 2016 Small Group Ministry Coaching Network experience is designed to give you the tools and strategies you need in order to build a small group ministry that works in the 21st century. The coaching network program will expose you to a new perspective. While it makes sense that in order to get different results you need to do different things…it’s not always clear what those different things might be. My coaching network program is designed around the idea that different, not better, leads to the kind of strategy that connects beyond the usual suspects.

Who will be part of the network? Each of my networks are limited to 15 participants and are designed for small group champions who serve in a local church. Because of the nature of the role, champions may be senior pastors, executive pastors, small group pastors and directors, ministers of education, and other key leaders.

What will you receive?

  • Five monthly coaching sessions. Anchored by a 90 minute video conference call, these group session provides focused exposure to the strategies that will build a more powerful platform.  Sessions are scheduled at 11am Pacific on January 14th, February 11th, April 14th, May 12th, and June 9th).
  • Two day gathering in Las Vegas. March 9th: 1pm-5pm followed by dinner | March 10th: 8am-12pm (extend your stay thru March 12th and attend my soon-to-be-announced groups conference).
  • Focused training on key strategic steps including planning with the end in mind, developing an annual grouplife calendar, identifying an unlimited number of new leaders, launching new groups in waves, and impacting your community through groups.
  • Tools, strategies and next steps to be implemented after every session.
  • Access to special password protected network pages with customized content for each session.
  • Scheduled 60 minute one-on-one calls to address questions more specifically, bring team members into the conversation, or help equip your senior pastor or other key staff members.
  • The opportunity to connect with other network participants between sessions
  • Email access to Mark during the six months

What are the expectations?

  • Participate in all six sessions
  • Invest as little as $1050* (*super early bird pricing thru 10/31/15, early bird pricing of $1150 from 11/1-11/30, $1250 after 11/30/15)
  • Cover your own travel expenses to the two day gathering
  • Commit to the reading and exercises between sessions

What’s next? Complete the Coaching Network Application. My Winter/Spring Coaching Network begins on January 14th, 2016. Questions? Contact me.

Image by Jenn Vargas

You’re Invited! Join My 2016 Coaching Network!

My Winter/Spring 2016 Small Group Ministry Coaching Network experience is designed to give you the tools and strategies you need in order to build a small group ministry that works in the 21st century. The coaching network program will expose you to a new perspective. While it makes sense that in order to get different results you need to do different things…it’s not always clear what those different things might be. My coaching network program is designed around the idea that different, not better, leads to the kind of strategy that connects beyond the usual suspects.

Who will be part of the network? Each of my networks are limited to 15 participants and are designed for small group champions who serve in a local church. Because of the nature of the role, champions may be senior pastors, executive pastors, small group pastors and directors, ministers of education, and other key leaders.

What will you receive?

  • Five monthly coaching sessions. Anchored by a 90 minute video conference call, these group session provides focused exposure to the strategies that will build a more powerful platform.  Sessions are scheduled at 11am Pacific on January 14th, February 11th, April 14th, May 12th, and June 9th).
  • Two day gathering in Las Vegas. March 9th: 1pm-5pm followed by dinner | March 10th: 8am-12pm (extend your stay thru March 12th and attend my soon-to-be-announced groups conference).
  • Focused training on key strategic steps including planning with the end in mind, developing an annual grouplife calendar, identifying an unlimited number of new leaders, launching new groups in waves, and impacting your community through groups.
  • Tools, strategies and next steps to be implemented after every session.
  • Access to special password protected network pages with customized content for each session.
  • Scheduled 60 minute one-on-one calls to address questions more specifically, bring team members into the conversation, or help equip your senior pastor or other key staff members.
  • The opportunity to connect with other network participants between sessions
  • Email access to Mark during the six months

What are the expectations?

  • Participate in all six sessions
  • Invest as little as $1050* (*super early bird pricing thru 10/31/15, early bird pricing of $1150 from 11/1-11/30, $1250 after 11/30/15)
  • Cover your own travel expenses to the two day gathering
  • Commit to the reading and exercises between sessions

What’s next? Complete the Coaching Network Application. My Winter/Spring Coaching Network begins on January 14th, 2016. Questions? Contact me.

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