Learning Objectives

Prepare for launch! This course will guide you in all the practical details of planning for your small group, your first meeting, and beyond.

  • Have all the resources you need to launch a small group

  • Know key rhythms in the beginning phase of the small group

  • Get a head start on the prep work needed for launching

Play Your Way

Engage with the material in your context!

  • ~45 minutes (self-paced)

    Though we anticipate this course to take around 45 minutes to complete, please feel free to do it at your own pace. All your progress will be saved so you can hop back on and resume where you left off!

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    This is a quick summary of the material that you can use as a preview of the course or as a refresher once you've taken it!

  • Course Worksheet (fillable pdf)

    This course's key worksheet is the Small Group Launch Checklist. We recommend printing it out (or opening it on your computer: it’s a fillable PDF!), so you can refer to it as you go.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: To Infinity and Beyond!

    • Ready for Takeoff

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Prepping for Launch

    • Lesson 1: Establish a Clear Vision

    • Lesson 2: Make “Come and See” Invitations

    • Lesson 3: Turn Up the Hospitality

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Lift Off! Your First Meeting

    • Lesson 1: Meeting #1

    • Lesson 2: T-Minus 30 Minutes

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Post Launch

    • Lesson 1: Debriefing Meeting #1

    • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting the First Few Meetings

    • Lesson 3: Future Small Group Stages

    • Check for Understanding (Quiz)

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Conclusion

    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download.