Everything you need to know about
launching your group!


BEFORE THE LAUNCH

Contact your group members to give them a great first impression of your group. Here are a couple of tools to help with this process:

  1. GROUP ROSTERS will be sent to leaders periodically while your group is open for registration. If your group roster has any changes throughout the day, we’ll send you one updated roster that evening.

  2. EMAIL TEMPLATES are available for you to use. We recommend sending two emails to your group.

  • Welcome Email: Introduce yourself and initiate group connection. Send to people on your roster plus those you have already invited to join your group. (see template) 

  • First Meeting Reminder: Send an email the week of your group launch to remind the group of the launch date and time. (see template) 

AT THE LAUNCH

SCHEDULE for men’s & Women’s group LEADERS

  • 6:15 p.m. – Leader and co-leader check-in and dinner in hallway outside Auditorium

  • 6:45 p.m. – Leader information meeting

  • 7:30 p.m. – Doors open

SCHEDULE for married couples’ group LEADERS

  • 5:45 p.m. – Leader and co-leader check-in and dinner in hallway outside Auditorium

  • 6:15 p.m. – Leader information meeting

  • 7:00 p.m. – Doors open

FAQs

What should I wear?
Wear whatever is most comfortable for you. We will provide you with a nametag that indicates you’re a leader.

Can my apprentice attend the leader dinner? 
No, we ask that apprentices and group members arrive at the same time as your new members who signed up online. Leaders and co-leaders are invited to the leader dinner.

How will I know where my group will meet?
When you check in, we will provide you with a nametag that includes your table number. 

What do I need to prepare in order to lead my group at the launch? 
At the leader information meeting, we will provide everything you need to launch your group. During the launch event, a host will be on stage to guide you through the evening.

Will more people be added to my group at the launch event?
We will only add people to your group if you still have openings and want to add more. Walk-ins are welcome to attend the launch event. We will connect walk-ins to groups that have openings.

Will childcare be provided at the launch event?
Childcare will not be provided, but we do supplement childcare expenses if a babysitter is needed in order to attend the event. Childcare supplement requests are submitted online.

AFTER THE LAUNCH

Your group's first study will be Circle Up. At the launch event, we will provide a guide for you and your group members. You can also find it on Anthology. Tips on leading the Circle Up study can be found at groupleaders.org/circleup.