How will I access the videos that come with my Bible study book with video access?
There is a unique access code printed in each Bible study book. You’ll access your video content at my.lifeway.com or through the Lifeway On Demand app.
How long will I have access to the videos that come with my Bible study book?
There is no expiration date on the video access that comes with your Bible study book. You’ll be able to access it as long as it is available through our Lifeway On Demand video apps.
What are the benefits of video access being included in each Bible study book?
- This provides more flexibility for group meeting time. Groups now have the option to have group members watch video sessions outside of group meetings to allow more time for discussion.
- If a group member misses a weekly group meeting due to sickness or travel, they will be able to access the video content on their own and continue in their study.
- Group members can re-watch video sessions that were particularly impactful on their own time.
- This simplifies what a group leader needs to facilitate Bible study. You’ll now get everything you need with just the Bible study book.
- Our goal is to provide an affordable option for both individuals and churches who are looking for Bible study options.
Is there a leader kit available for this study?
The In View of God’s Mercies study will not have a leader kit. Instead, the Bible study book will come with individual streaming access to the teaching videos. So, you would just need a Bible study book for each member of your group! If you prefer a physical copy of the video content, DVDs are available for purchase separately.
I’m leading a group. Do I need the DVD set?
No. Because the In View of God’s Mercies Bible study book includes video streaming access, the purchase of the DVD set is optional (not essential) for group leaders. This option is for groups who may not have reliable streaming internet access.
What do I need to lead a group?
Each group member will need a Bible study book, which will include video access. The Video Streaming – Group product provides video access for groups who choose not to use the Bible study books. There is also a DVD option for groups wanting a non-streaming viewing option. For the best experience, we recommend each group member have a Bible study book.
My group members can’t afford the Bible study book with the increased price. Is there an option to buy the Bible study book without video access?
There is not an option to purchase the book without video access. The content of the video is a necessary part of the Bible study experience, so this new product allows each person to have their own access to the videos.
If your church was purchasing a leader kit and each woman was purchasing her own book, the overall cost for the resources for the group will be around the same price if you have 10 people in your group.
You can get 20% off when you buy 10 or more of the In View of God’s Mercies Bible study book and use promo code MERCIES20 on lifeway.com. (Offer valid through March 1, 2022.)
What led you to make this change?
As trends in media consumption change from DVDs to streaming video, we made the decision to invest in technology that would allow for Bible studies to be accessed through mobile devices and smart TVs in addition to our website.
The concept of a Bible study book with video access allows us to use the technology to give all women easier access to teaching videos. This will alleviate a concern we have heard from many group leaders related to women who stop coming to their group after they miss a week of study.
As we considered this change and how it would affect the price of the book, we looked at the average size of groups meeting across the country. We found that the average size group is 10 members, so groups of 10 or less should be paying the same price (or less) than for a leader kit and books.