Few of us would have imagined that our lives would be radically disrupted when 2020 began. Even as recently as the beginning of March, would any of us have predicted that we would be advised against meeting in larger gatherings—even in our churches? While our services are canceled, and even though we cannot meet in person, we can still prioritize studying the Word of God together with our families and communities.
That’s why Lifeway is providing free digital sessions from the Spring 2020 quarter of Explore the Bible during this uncertain season. We are providing studies for adults, students, and kids that your church can distribute to groups and families. These free resources will be available until May 31st, 2020.
Why Digital Curriculum?
Whether you’re familiar with print or digital resources from Lifeway, this new enhanced digital curriculum experience makes discipleship during social distancing easy, allowing you to:
- Share via email or social media
- Access on computers, tablets, and smartphones
- Customize with your own content, discussion questions, etc.
- Use with discipleship groups via Google Hangouts, Facebook Live, or Zoom Meetings
- Print and deliver to those who cannot access digitally
(And if you’re not sure how to host on an online group, we have training for that available. See ministrygrid.com/coronavirus)
How Does it Work?
Using this digital curriculum is simple! Here’s what you need to do:
Set up your church’s organization. In order to share this digital curriculum with your people, you will need to create a Ministry Grid organization that allows you to organize and share the curriculum.
View and customize your sessions. The digital curriculum provided is completely customizable to fit your church’s context. You can add additional teaching components, activities, discussion questions, downloadable items—anything that will help your people grow in their understanding of God’s Word.
Share curriculum with families to access at home. Once the curriculum is ready to share, send your people an email from within the platform, or share a link and they will receive the digital curriculum on any device.
What happens after May 31st?
Right now, we are evaluating how we can best serve local churches if in-person gatherings are limited beyond this time. Look for updates here and at lifeway.com/coronavirus as this situation develops.
Focusing on a Firm Foundation in Uncertain Times
We might be experiencing a disruption in our daily lives, but that doesn’t mean our study of God’s Word needs to be. Keep focused on the whole truth, book by book, by logging in at curriculum.lifeway.com today.
Larry Colgrove says
Thank you so much. You are continually enabling the church to grow in times of trial. In Jesus I am grateful.
Marilyn Marchant says
Can this be accessed by individuals, instead of going through their church?
Fran Trascritti says
Hi Marilyn, to administer the curriculum usage better, we do want your church leaders to set up the organization within the site. Anyone can access this.