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FAQs - Live Curriculum

What Age Groups Does LIVE Cover?

LIVE currently offers 14 lines including lines designed for age-specific groups from elementary to college and everyone in between!

How Long Does Each Lesson Run?

Each lesson is designed to last from 50 to 60 minutes. You’ll discover that the curriculum will serve as a springboard for discussion among your students. The more your teenagers engage participate, the longer each lesson will be. But for planning purposes, if you schedule an hour to an hour and a half, you should be in great shape.

Who Writes LIVE Lessons?

LIVE is developed by the teams at Simply Youth Ministry and Group Publishing, in partnership with experienced youth leaders from around the globe.

Does It Matter If Not All My Leaders Have Internet Access?

Not at all! The web tool is a dynamic, powerful resource that helps with communication and distribution, but as long as you have a key leader serving as the administrator, you’ll be fine. You can still download and photocopy as many copies as needed for your leaders and students.

Will Our Leaders Struggle To Teach This Material?

Not at all! Your leaders don’t have to be theologians to use the material. We’ve crafted lessons that are easily understood, with principles that leaders can grasp and pass along to their teenagers. Plus, LIVE lessons emphasize discussion and meanginful connections among students. Caring and intentional leaders thrive with this curriculum.

Do I Have To Use These Series In Order?

Not at all! We’ve created a resource that helps youth workers do what matters most, and we’ve intentionally provided you with as much flexibility as possible. You know your students better than we do, so if you feel that a different sequence or arrangement would work better than what we recommended, we encourage you to do what is best for your students.

Will Our Students Be Bored By Clear-Cut, Yes-Or-No Questions?

Nope! LIVE provides biblical answers to life’s question, but also encourages discussion, debate, examination, and self-reflection among students. We believe healthy discussion is essential to help students own their faith.

Will These Lessons Work With Both Guys’ And Girls’ Small Groups?

You bet! The lessons feature discussion questions and application principles that will be relevant to your teenagers, regardless of gender. In some cases, we recognize guys and girls may approach a lesson topic differently, so we’ve provided a variety of questions and illustrations specifically for guys or girls groups.

Are The Lessons Engaging For Students?

Yes! Each lesson is built on the REAL teaching principles: Relational, Experiential, Applicable, and Learner-based. Each week, your students build relationships through interactive elements, challenging questions that cause them to dig deeper, and real-life application.

Will LIVE Work On My Mac?

Of course. LIVE is designed to work in Windows, Mac, and Linux. Any computer with internet access and the latest version of your favorite internet browser works great.

Our Ministry Runs All Year, But Live Runs For 36 Weeks. How Can We Make This Work For Us?

Absolutely! Right inside the lesson you can click "Customize" allowing you to change, move around, delete, or add your own sections to the material. We also provide you with the Microsoft Word documents so you can customize each lesson to fit your youth ministry needs. Flexibility is the key and we want you to be able to customize the material to fit the DNA of your ministry setting.

Am I Able To Edit The Lessons?

Absolutely! Right inside the lesson you can click "Customize" allowing you to change, move around, delete, or add your own sections to the material. We also provide you with the Microsoft Word documents so you can customize each lesson to fit your youth ministry needs. Flexibility is the key and we want you to be able to customize the material to fit the DNA of your ministry setting.

Does LIVE Only Work With Small Groups?

Not at all! Churches around the globe use LIVE in a variety of formats including at-home small groups, Sunday School classes, and mid-week large group gatherings.

Can I Really Afford The Cost?

Great question! We believe LIVE is incredibly affordable for most youth ministries.. For example, with LIVE High School, you’ll have complete access to 144 lessons, and with LIVE Junior High, 72 lessons. All LIVE lines include both leader guides and student handouts. Print as many copies as you need for all your leaders and students. The online management system allows you to edit communicate, edit and schedule everything in one place. In comparison to other traditional youth ministry curriculum providers, that’s more added value for the cost. All LIVE lines cost about the same price as one Starbucks drink a week!

Will This Work On My Mobile Device?

Yes. LIVE is mobile-friendly from any device. The mobile experience is designed allow you to do any task with the same ease as the browser-version. Simply open your web browser on your mobile device, log in to your LIVE account, and save it as a bookmark. Basically, connect like you would to an app, but with better functionality.

Will I Be Able To Access My LIVE Account On Multiple Computers?

Absolutely! You’re LIVE login will allow you to access your account from any device, anywhere.

If we don't have access to Wi-fi in our children's department, how do we show the videos since we only get a digital format?

If you are in need or hard copies of the cd or dvd's you may call in to request those. 615-349-7111

 

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