I am constantly amazed at the tools that lifechurch.tv produces. This morning I found out about what is quite possibly the most useful of them all: Open. What is it? It’s thousands of top-quality resources for churches available for free download. It’s not just youth resources! Everyone can find something from adults to children and youth to pet ministry (I may have gone a little overboard on the pet ministry).
To begin, you simply sign up for an account and voila, the world of Open resources is at your fingertips. Browse through the files to find videos of messages, background loops, small group curriculum, skits and video illustrations.
Don’t have a great worship band? No problem, you can download worship sets to project on a screen with a band, lyrics, the whole deal. There’s even forms and training. Like I said, it’s awesome! The only problem I could find with the well-designed site is that some of the video files require you to burn them on a dvd to play them which for a novice (especially one using a pc) could get a little hairy.
That being said, it’s all there, and it’s all free. Next time you need help on a message or small group your first stop simply has to be Open.