Starting a Lifetree Café

How does it work?

Lifetree Café is a one-hour, video-based, host-led experience that you deliver each week. We provide you with a turnkey ministry that includes the video content, hosting materials, participant printables, marketing materials, and training resources. If you’d like to see what topics are coming to Lifetree Café locations over the next several weeks, CLICK HERE.

How much does it cost?

The first step in the process of starting a Lifetree Café is the one-time purchase of the $29.99 Starter Kit, which includes all the information you need to ensure a successful launch of your Lifetree Café. (See more information in the “What’s contained in the Starter Kit?” section below.)

When you’re ready to launch your Lifetree Café, you’ll need to start a subscription to the downloadable Monthly Lifetree Café Content Resources. Cost for a monthly subscription is based on the average weekend attendance at your church and will be charged to your credit card each month on the same day you start the subscription.

  • 100 or less – $80 per month
  • 101-500 – $150 per month
  • 501 or more – $200 per month

There is no contract, and you’re free to cancel at any time. Simply notify your Lifetree branch representative of your intent to cancel before the 15th of the month to avoid being charged for the next month.

What’s contained in the Starter Kit?

The Lifetree Café Starter Kit is a one-time purchase for anyone wanting to start a Lifetree Café. The kit provides you with a sample Lifetree episode, essential training resources, and lots of recommended best practices to ensure the successful launch of Lifetree Café. You’ll also receive important tips to ensure your Lifetree has sustained growth and bears fruit. Should you have any questions or need additional support, feel free to call our branch support line at 970-292-4838. To order the Lifetree Cafe Starter Kit, CLICK HERE.

What’s included in a Monthly Subscription?

Purchase of a monthly Lifetree Café Content Resources Subscription provides you access to download Monthly Promotional Marketing Materials and Full Lifetree Café Programs.

Promotional Marketing Materials are available 1 full month before a program is scheduled to air. (Ex. February Promotional Marketing Materials will be available on January 1.) Each month’s Promotional Materials include:

  • Printable Fliers
  • Printable Monthly Posters
  • Video Trailers
  • Print Ads
  • Press Releases
  • Graphics
  • Suggested Social Media Posts
  • Handouts for each program
  • And much more…

Download a sample of the Monthly Promotional Marketing Materials HERE.

Programs for each week in a month are available for download on the 15th of the month prior to when the program airs nationally. (Ex. February Programs are available for download on January 15.)

Each Program includes:

  • An MP4 File containing the full program
  • The Host Recipe to lead the program
  • Any Handouts used in the program

To start a subscription to Lifetree Café Monthly Content, CLICK HERE.

Can I purchase Lifetree branded items?

Yes—and it’s helpful if you do. You’ll benefit from a national brand that has strongly positive brand recognition across the country. Successful Lifetrees have found that Lifetree branded items such as signage, coffee cups, pens, and nametags help participants enjoy the Lifetree experience—and help participants recall the name of the program when inviting others to attend. To see a full list of branded items and their pricing, CLICK HERE.

Where is the best place to host a Lifetree Café?

Lifetree Café is designed to work in a variety of venues, and they can all be successful. The biggest predictor of a successful Lifetree is how conducive the space is for conversation, how friendly and inviting the people attending are, and how well you’re getting the word out in the community. Do those things well, and your Lifetree Café should thrive.

Is there a best day or time to host Lifetree?

When choosing which day or time would work best for hosting your Lifetree Café, we recommend that you take into consideration the current natural rhythms of your community. Pick a day and time that provides the best opportunity for your community to get involved.

Do I need a large team of people?

Lifetree Café was designed to be easily led by volunteers. You simply need someone to host the experience and another person to welcome participants at the door. While Lifetrees can be launched with just two people, it’s a lot more fun and gratifying if you have more people helping. The Lifetree Cafe Starter Kit provides resources and a list of best practices for any size volunteer team.

How is Lifetree Café content delivered to me?

Each month you’ll receive an email notifying you that the upcoming month’s content is ready to download. You simply log in to your account and navigate to the Member’s Area to access that month’s downloadable ZIP files containing the videos as well as the PDF printables.

Do I need internet access?

Because Lifetree Café programs are “downloaded” and not “streamed” video content, you won’t need an internet connection to host the Lifetree program. However, you will need access to the internet at some point prior to hosting the program to download the necessary video file and printables for that week’s topic.

Can I pick and choose my topics?

Consistency and frequency are key to a growing and thriving Lifetree. For that reason, Lifetree Café is designed to be consistently delivered every single week. The marketing materials that we provide promote each week’s topic, and all of the Lifetree locations around the country feature the same topic.

In short, we strongly encourage you to stay aligned with the Lifetree National schedule.

Can I add more Lifetree Café Branches?

Lifetree Café is a completely scalable ministry because it allows you to host as many sessions during the week as you like. You can also add up to three separate venues.

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