We have a special catalog of video-on-demand online lectures that are excellent opportunities for small groups of people to take one of these courses as a small group study.
We provide group rates to encourage people to take our online lectures together. When taken at the same time, our online lectures will focus the group on beginning the transformation process in your church together, all beginning from a common base of understanding.
In our small-group program, members of your small group can watch each weekly video and read the corresponding book passages. Each member of the group can do these activities on their own schedule from their homes or offices. Then, the group can meet to discuss the week's topic.
Our program for small groups has three basic components to facilitate small-group studies:
Most of our online lectures have optional books that can be used along with our videos. Books can be ordered in our online bookstore or purchased independently from your own sources.
You can form a group within your church or ministry to take one of our courses together. Your group will be enrolled in the same class and go through the online lecture/course together at the same time. Each member of your group will have their own member account and can log in separately join into all class sessions from their location.
If you are making a group purchase, you can take advantage of discounts based on the size of your group; the larger your group, the greater your discount..
|Number of Seats in Group||Discount on Group Purchase|
|1 - 2||0%|
|3 - 4||10%|
|5 - 9||12%|
|15 - 19||18%|
|30 - 39||24%|
|40 - 49||27%|
|50 - 74||30%|
|75 - 99||32%|
Note that a "seat" is one paid license to one course or lecture. Your group will be enrolled in the same class and go through the course or lecture together at the same time. Each member of your group will have their own member account and can log in separately join into all class sessions from their location.
Each member of a group gets access to a specialized Virtual Classroom to view our videos from their home or offices outside the meeting times of the group. Individual Access Licenses provides the individual members of a group with their own access whenever they wish during the term of the class. Using this option, each member of a group can view or review our videos as many times as they wish.
Normally, our courses and lectures are licensed for individual use; for being used by a single student or, occasionally, a husband-and-wife ministry team.
To support the use of our courseware in group settings for small-group studies, we also provide a Group Public-Use License which allows our video to be shown to groups of people in a church setting.
An example of the use of a Group Public-Use License would be for a group of congregants meeting in a church- or middle-judicatory setting to watch our videos over a series of weeks (typically viewing one video per week) and, while in the group setting, discuss the material among the group while being facilitated by a group leader.
A single Group Public-Use License covers a group meeting in a single defined venue (a church, a ministry group, etc.) and lasts for the duration of the course (five weeks, six weeks, etc.) Also, the organization hosting the group and using the Group Public-Use License is welcome to assemble a group of any size from several people to hundreds of people.
A Group Public-Use License allows the group to “legally” show the video to the entire group with the blessings of the course’s copyright holder.