Monday, May 4, 2009

May Update From Your LifeWay Church Consultant

Greetings from LifeWay!

Here is an update for you about a variety of important LifeWay ministry strategies and resources. Let me know how I might assist you and I will look forward to seeing many of you soon as I make church visits.

I have talked here before about Sunday School training resources and I'm glad to let you know that the 2009 Sunday School training resources (Connect3) are now available. You can download them here.

Interested in changing the adults in your church? Read more here.

What could happen if you started a Sunday School class just for parents? LifeTruths becomes a great new resource “for parents, by parents”. The new LifeTruths will strengthen individual believers and their families in your Sunday School ministry: (1) Written for parents by parents—Who knows better how relying on the truth of God’s Word improves the parenting experience? (2) Designed for the busy lives of parents—So it requires minimal advance preparation on the part of learners (3) Stresses interaction between class participants—Parents become a valuable resource to each other (4) Supplements the in-class experience with e-mailable content for midweek contacts—Leaders can e-mail practical activities for individuals, couples, and families right where they can put it to immediate use—at home. Download samples, view the three-year study plan, and view the LifeTruths Webinar here.

Are you making the most of your Family Ministry? See this evaluation tool and resource guide that can help you become more intentional and effective without creating anything new! (Use the password "PASSWORD" to sign-in and access the documents.)

Get a Grip! Read here about the latest resources from Leadership and Adult Publishing.

Check here for the Spring ‘09 new releases from LifeWay.

Have you been eagerly awaiting the DVD release of FIREPROOF? Why buy the DVD when it already comes with The Love Dare Bible Study? In fact, the Leader Kit comes with a variety of resources to help make your small-group or churchwide study a success: (1) FIREPROOF movie on DVD (2) The Love Dare journal (3) Member Book with leader notes (4) Teaching clips DVD (5) Fireproof Your Life by Michael Catt (6) CD-Rom containing sermon outlines and helps for church planning and promotion. Download a free sample of the Love Dare Bible Study now. Watch a video message from Michael Catt, cowriter of FIREPROOF here. And learn more here. You can download lessons for preschoolers and children here.

Check out the Women’s 2009 Event Schedule.

Your Church Could Host Beth Moore! Imagine what it would mean to the women in your community if Beth Moore’s Living Proof Live weekend came directly to your church. On August 28-29, your church can host Living Proof Live via simulcast satellite technology, live from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Sign up now to host a Living Proof Live simulcast. Your church will bless your community with the same insightful and inspirational teaching, the same soul-stirring worship that Beth Moore and her team bring to their live events—in real time! Click here for more information

Check out the Growing Disciples Series Webinar and the Spiritual Growth Assessment Tool.

I have talked here before about the great new resource, Tools for an Essential Church Manual. You can now preview it here.

Ministers of Education, don’t miss out on Excel '09 coming to Orlando in September. Check it out here.

Until next time...share the journey and enjoy the ride!