Many of our programs are downloadable. What that means is that you have access to an electric file that you transfer from our server to your computer. Most programs provide both WORD and PDF files. Your purchase allows you to both print and modify the program to meet your needs. You can make as many copies as needed to implement the program in your church (or organization) but you may not share it with your friends at a neighboring church. Nor can you post it on your website and give it away for free.....much as we are sure you'd love to share this marvelous program with the world!
We call our programs "evolutionary resources" because they change as we add new materials, update the layout, correct mistakes, etc. Our users give us new lesson plans. We have a bright idea. Something happens in the world and life changes -- so we change our programs. But once you have purchased the program, you can always come back and download the new and improved edition. Just log into your account and you'll see the file there.
Why publish this way?
We started this method primarily because of our commitment to providing lower cost programs to small congregations. With increasing costs and declining memberships, many churches can't afford to buy expensive four-color curriculum anymore. Downloadable resources are affordable.
The other reason we do this is because we want our curriculum development to be collaborative and we want our programs to be customizable. No one program meets everyone's needs -- so you encourage people to adapt our programs. We even encourage you to put your church name on it and make it your own! That fits today's world and we want to make it easy for you to have up-to-date resources that meet your needs.