If you can’t tell…I LOVE LIVE CURRICULUM! And no Matty did not pay me a dime to say that….But seriously you cannot go wrong with this curriculum. Take a look back at my posts for this series and you will see how great it can be for your church and your ministry. And over the next couple years, it will transform your ministry.
For me it was a great kickoff for small groups in both churches that I have used it for. It was very easy for me to start and hand off to my adult small group leaders. It took very little training for me to get them going. At both churches, the students got on board really quick. And they both loved it. It went from boring typical curriculum to great real life conversations. And with the variety we used it also for our Sunday School material as well.
But my favorite part of my LIVE story is that I have seen it change one adult’s life in particular. Two years ago I was preaching on youth sunday at my former church on “There’s an APP for that” and I pleaded that we needed help in our middle school sunday school class. As you know, getting someone to teach middle school sunday school is more than a task…its a special calling. I really wasn’t sure if the pulpit was the way to ask for help on this, but I figured why not. And after the service was over I had one of my parents who I played softball with tell me that he was interested. I had already known that this guy had a past and was just getting back into church. He was also already on my radar for a possible volunteer, but there was no way I wanted to run him off by throwing him into teaching middle schoolers! So he asked how hard it was…And I told him it wasn’t tough if he had a computer a love for middle schoolers!
The next week he stopped by and I walked him through the calendar of lessons and how to print things out. And he was sold! I was still very hesitant, but decided that I would give him a try here…So off he went! A month later I had several other middle school parents tell me how excited they were that their middle school students were enjoying sunday school and that their students were coming home telling what they had learned. A few weeks after that my volunteer stopped by my office and thanked me for giving him the opportunity to get back in church and help with the youth group that he had grown up in. He went on tell me about his divorce and several other things from his past few years. He explained to me that this opportunity to teach brought him back to God!
Now almost two years later he is a very strong leader in the church and in the youth ministry. I’m very thankful that LIVE was an instrument into helping my friend find his calling in volunteering but more importantly changing his and the students lives.
Give Matty a call and see how LIVE can change your group!