For Individuals Who Belong to Subscribing Institutions
Out of respect for the creative process and in recognition of the intellectual property issues involved, IRMS will maintain the highest of ethical standards in our lending policies for our licensed resources.
For some time now it has been the policy of Iowa Religious Media Services to loan resources at no charge to individuals who belong to congregations who have purchased an annual subscription. It is the assumption of IRMS that these resources are only for the personal use of the borrowing individual.
In response to an increasing number of requests by individuals to use resources borrowed from IRMS through a church membership in that individual’s work environment, IRMS affirms that we will not knowingly provide resources for use in this context. Such usage is outside the scope of the licensing arrangements made between IRMS and the publishers of our resources at the time of purchase.
Likewise, an individual associated with a non-subscribing institution is barred from checking out resources for usage at a non-subscribing institution through another church’s subscription.
In order to aid clients in making purchasing decisions, IRMS carries a selection of curriculum samples. Except as noted, these samples are for review in our offices only and cannot be reserved or checked out. We try to keep our samples and related materials as current as possible, depending on publisher policies, and may have received samples not on the following list. We also receive a variety of publisher and supplier catalogs and promotional materials and discs. If you do not see something in which you are interested, please give us a call.
To aid you in evaluating and choosing curriculum, we have a copy (and recommend you obtain your own copy) of the Logos Sunday School Curriculum Catalog. This unique publication contains a reproducible two-page Curriculum Survey; a Curriculum Comparison Chart; and a detailed prospectus for each of the compared curricula. The curricula reviewed for comparison and purchase are: Come Join The Circle; Power Xpress; Worship for Life; One Room Sunday School; Living The Good News; Seasons of the Spirit; Witness; Crossings for Kids; Faith Builder; and The Best of the Whole People of God.