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Parish Life Annual Membership

Parish Life Annual Membership

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Choose Your Church's Average Weekly Worship Attendance of all ages (AWA)
PROGRAMS INCLUDED IN YOUR MEMBERSHIP:
Adult Journey
The adult counterpart to J2A
Aslan in on the Move!
VBS/Winter Camp program based on Lion, Witch and Wardrobe
Baptism: The Event and the Adventure
A collection of baptism resources
Beyond Beliefs
Exploring how underlying beliefs shape public policy and culture
Building a Vision
Leadership retreat design
Building Advocacy Skills
Learn four ways to create change and engage people
Catechism Curriculum
Children, youth and adult sessions based on the Episcopal catechism
Charles Dickens: The Christmas Carol
Explore the Christian life through the lens of Dicken's classic
Church Games
Eight games to train leaders, pastoral caregivers, raise group awareness
Clean Makes His Choice (Program)
Story of boy who becomes a Christian in the early church
Come and Worship
Lectionary-based worship for children's chapel/Sunday School
Create in Us a New Heart [Lent]
Collection of Lent resources for children and adults
Developing a Mission Statement
Leadership Retreat Design
Discipleship Groups
Church growth cell-group program with leadership training
Do the Right Thing
Ethics course using case studies - especially good for older adults
Do This in Remembrance of Me
Six session communion class for youth children
Dynamic Strategic Planning
Leadership retreat design
WorkshopCycles: Emmanuel, God With Us
Advent sessions teach children about the birth of Jesus
Eucharistic Visitors
Training for Eucharistic Visitors + Adult Ed about the ministry
Facing Change
Leadership retreat design
Footsteps in the Sand
Beach retreat for youth
Guiding Children Through Life's Losses E-Book
Prayers, rituals and activities to help children cope with loss
Hope for Haiti
Education and fundraising for Haiti -- with ideas for use elsewhere
WorkshopCycles: Hurting Hearts and Helping Hands
Help children learn about Haiti and how to help
In the Time of Trouble
Case studies and stories to train or support pastoral caregivers
Inviting Grace
Gentle evangelism and radical hospitality
Jesus of Nazareth Program
Middle Schoolers learn about Jesus (uses a video)
Jesus Was an Episcopalian Study Guide in English and Spanish
Perfect for confirmation or newcomers class
Journey to Easter [Lent]
Five sessions based on the fourteen Stations of the Cross
Joy to the World e-Book
Christmas celebrations, customs and crafts from many lands
Let It Shine! [Epiphany]
Dramas, crafts, activities, reflection questions, Bible study for all ages
Lift Up Your Hearts
Adults explore the Eucharist in depth
Living in Community
Adults explore Benedictine spirituality
Love One Another
Listening for the sacred in the faithful community
WorkshopCycles: Miracles of Jesus
Sunday School or VBS rotation cycle on the miracles Jesus did
Outward Signs
Helps a congregation look at its unique mission and ministry
Prepare Ye the Way [Advent]
Bundle of Advent resources for children and intergenerational use
Psalm Meditations
Bulletin inserts or seasonal booklets with Psalm and reflection questions
Rooted in God
Help your congregation move from maintenance to mission
Sealed And Sent Forth
Confirmation preparation for youth and/or adults
Talking About God and Money
Six session to study stewardship or kick off your campaign
Teach Us To Pray: Practices for Today's World
Learn 21 different ways to pray -- for adults or youth
Team Building
Leadership retreat design
Ten Commandments
Six sessions for Sunday School or VBS (4th - 6th graders)
Workshop cycles: The Good Shepherd
Rotation workshop cycle on Jesus as the Good Shepherd: Sunday School or VBS
The Many Faces of God
Interfaith encounter for adults and/or youth
The Seekers
50 sessions for young adult groups, college groups, retreats
This is My Body
Rotation workshop cycle on communion
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
Study guide for book & DVD by Bruce Feiler.
When Did We See You e-Book
60 creative activities to help children recognize Jesus
Who Says So?
Five sessions on the authority of Scripture
Wild Willy and The Prodigal Son
Lent or VBS children's program based on "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Wizards and Wonders
Five session VBS or children's program based on Harry Potter series
Words of Truth -- Words of Life [Lent}
Lent program based on seven last words
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Would you like to have this membership automatically renewed at the end of a year to enable you to continue using the program?

The Parish Life Membership gives you access over j40 programs for children, youth and adults. This membership has education curricula, leadership programs and liturgical resources -- in fact, it includes most of our programs that are not a multi-year membership of their own. This membership is designed for smaller congregations who want a mix of resources but don't need to full Premium Membership (which gives you access to all resources). 

How does it work?

You pay an annual membership fee. During that year, anyone in your congregation can use any of the resources in the membership. You can give the log in information to your teachers, youth group leaders, adult educators, ministry leaders and encourage them to find resources that fit their needs. Because it is a membership, they are welcome to download and try it out -- and then switch to another resource if this one doesn't fit. They can combine programs. They can use just a session or part of a program. There even are resources here that you can give to families or self-led groups. At the end of the year, you will need to renew your membership to continue using these resources and to gain access to any new resources added to the membership.

What's the difference between a membership and buying resources?

When you buy a resource, your congregation has a perpetual use license. A membership allows you to use the resource only during the time your membership is active. It is basically the difference between buying and renting. In the first case you own the resource; in a membership you are paying far less but are only renting it for a short time. 

Should we subscribe to a membership or buy the resources we want?

It depends. If you anticipate using just a couple of resources in the bundle and plan to use them for several years, it is best to buy them. If you want access to lots of resources and don't have the budget to buy them, it is more economical to do a membership. We set up the membership system primarily to provide churches with greater variety at a lower price.

See the programs listed below. When you subscribe to a membership, you receive access to all of these programs and the right to use them during the term of your membership. 





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