About a decade ago I was a Youth Pastor that struggled to keep up and often felt isolated and alone in ministry. There was always more to do than I could make time for and Sunday was always coming... and Wednesday. I had meetings to attend, details to coordinate, more meetings to attend, volunteers to train, then a couple more meetings. While I enjoyed teaching, message prep often became a back burner task because everything else felt essential and to be completely honest I was a mediocre at best communicator. So, I would often put it off.
Then a Youth Ministry friend recommended a resource from a church in Oklahoma who gave away their Youth Ministry teaching videos and curriculum. The church was then called LifeChurch.tv. Those teaching videos weren't just good enough, but they were awesome and they were FREE! On a tight budget this was HUGE for me and created great value for our Youth Ministry. I didn't use the videos every week, but it often would be a great stand alone message or series for a few weeks while I focused on camp or something else that might be pulling my attention for a season.
Over time I continued to follow Life.Church as they continued to give away more and more including the Church Online Platform and so many other areas that they have been incredibly generous. Personally their team has been very generous to me inviting me out to their campus on numerous occasions and responding to so many emails and calls. I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for this church and their generosity.
Now, they're taking things to the next level. As I reviewed what's new I'm blown away by the expanded library of resources, but even more excited about the community that they are developing. Ministry can often feel lonely and isolated and now you have access to this growing community of likeminded leaders to connect with and share thoughts and ideas beyond resources. I believe the impact of this network will exponentially expand the impact of Life.Church as they continue to serve churches in such a generous way. I can't wait to see how this community develops!
If it wasn't clear enough earlier, all of this is FREE. It always has been and always will be. It's unbelievable and I can't imagine a good reason why someone wouldn't want to at least check it out. Click the link below to learn more.