Ecumenical (Protestant)

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.

(Augsburg/Fortress for Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Mennonite, Presbyterian, and others) Web-based resources with hard-copy handbooks for all ages: children through adults.

Gather ‘Round
(A project of the Church of the Brethren and Mennonite Church USA and Canada) Four-year cycle Bible-based graded resources for pre-school through youth plus Multi-age (K-6) and Parent/Caregiver.

The Present Word
(Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian USA, and United Church of Christ) Quarterly materials for adult Bible study

Seasons of The Spirit
(Logos Productions)

  • SeasonsENCORE Note: This is the new name for the Age-Level resources of Seasons of the Spirit. Based on the church year and Revised Common Lectionary; dated, seasonal; five age groups ages 3-18 plus Multi-age (ages 5-12), and adult. Available in print or on disc. Now includes a four-week ecological Seasons of Creation.
  • SeasonsFUSION Note: replaces the Congregational Life component of Seasons of The Spirit. 52 weeks of material fusing worship, learning, and service—new each year. This is based on the same readings as ENCORE. Also includes Seasons of Creation.

Uniform Series
Quarterly Bible study resources for youth (BL4Y) and adults (Adult Bible Study)