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As churches adjust to ministry in a post-COVID-19 world, LifeWay has developed a collection of resources to help congregations.
The new Church Assistance Package from LifeWay is available for any congregation around the world and can be accessed at lifeway.com/churchassistance.
“LifeWay wants to do everything we can to help churches sustain their vital ministries during this time,” said Ben Mandrell, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. “Because of this, we have been working on solutions for supporting local churches as they seek to grow together as disciples during this season and walk with them as they begin rebounding.”
The Church Assistance Package includes:
- A $100 credit applied to new and existing LifeWay church billing accounts
- A $100 credit toward resources from LifeWay Worship
- Free access to the Generosity by LifeWay digital giving platform and discounts on related resources
- Free access to select Bible study teaching videos for small groups
- A 50% off promotional code for a future Broadman Church Supplies order for churches ordering Broadman supplies from lifeway.com for the first time in 12 months
- Free digital access to summer ongoing curriculum for churches when they purchase ongoing curriculum for their groups
- Free eBook access and special bulk pricing for select B&H book titles
In response to an unprecedented global crisis, LifeWay Christian Resources is taking unprecedented steps of their own in offering free digital curriculum for all ages from “The Gospel Project,” “Bible Studies for Life” and “Explore the Bible.”
To use the digital curriculum, churches should follow these steps:
- Set up your church’s organization. To share this digital curriculum, churches will need to create a Ministry Grid organization that allows users to organize and share curriculum.
- View and customize your sessions. The digital curriculum provided is customizable to fit a church’s specific context. Group leaders can add additional teaching components, activities, discussion questions and downloadable items.
- Share curriculum with families to access at home. Once the curriculum is ready, churches can send people an email from within the platform or share a link through their own communication channels. Individual users will receive the digital curriculum and be able to use it on any device.
With the spread of the coronavirus, Ministry Grid has prepared training to help churches who may now be facing canceled Sunday services and group gathering times.
This free training covers pandemic response planning, digital pastoral care, digital groups, livestreaming tips, and how to work remotely, and includes ministry-specific checklists, ready-to-use documents, and a sample pandemic policy to contextualize for your church.
LifeWay Kids at Home includes a Bible study video session along with a downloadable activity page and conversation starters. To access LifeWay Kids at Home, please follow the steps below.
- Step 1: Go to digitalpass.lifeway.com.
- Step 2: Login or create an account (free).
- Step 3: Click the LifeWay Kids (or Preschool) at Home icon on the main page of Digital Pass.
- Step 4: In the LifeWay Kids at Home interface, download activity pages and conversation guides (button at top right).
Content will be updated weekly as needed and is free to all churches and the families.
Click on a title to learn more about each study. (To access the videos, you will need to go through the streaming services mentioned above.)
For a limited time, your group can watch free teaching videos from 12 different Bible studies through our streaming platform, Smallgroup by LifeWay.
Videos are available for:
- All Things New by Kelly Minter
- Ephesians by Tony Merida
- The Gospel of Mark by Lisa Harper
- Help My Unbelief by Barnabas Piper
- James by Matt Chandler
- Life of a Jesus Follower by Vance Pitman
- Nehemiah by Kelly Minter
- The Power of God’s Names by Tony Evans
- Praying at the Crossroads by Ken Coley
- Redeemed by Angela Thomas-Pharr
- Stronger by Angela Thomas-Pharr
- When Godly People Do Ungodly Things by Beth Moore
For more, visit LifeWay.com/coronavirus.