As churches continue to adjust their approach to ministry in light of different restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Lifeway and The Gospel Project want to continue to serve you well. In light of recent events both in the United States and internationally, here are the updated temporary permissions for using The Gospel Project for Kids materials.
Online Video Use
The permissions for using The Gospel Project resources that were originally granted through May 31, 2020 have been updated as follows:
Stand Alone Videos (extended through August 31, 2021)
Bible story videos, Questions from Kids videos, and missions videos may be shared only through a secure password protected or invite-only platform. This means that if you want to post the Bible story video itself as a stand-along resource for others to watch, it needs to be posted on a platform that limits access only to the people in your church that you provide access. We ask that each video be removed the week after they are shared and viewed by families and/or kids.
Embedded Videos (extended indefinitely)
Embedding Bible story videos, Questions from Kids videos, and missions videos, a into a longer teaching video does not require password protection. An example of this would be a 25-minute live streaming or recorded teaching video where you as a kids ministry leader talk about the session and as part of that video, you show the Bible story video. This type of video could be posted online without needing password protection. We ask that if these videos are posted online that they be removed the week after they are viewed by families and/or kids. Permission has been extended indefinitely, but could be restricted or retracted in the future.
Music Video Use (extended until further notice)
The following permissions are granted for online use of The Gospel Project/Lifeway Kids music videos until further notice:
- Songs must be part of a longer teaching video. (i.e. songs may not be uploaded to public sites individually)*
- Your church must have a current valid CCLI license AND a current valid CCLI Streaming License.**
- Your church agrees to report song use according to CCLI requirements and expectations.**
* Please remove these videos within 2 weeks after posting, and, if possible, use a password protected platform for sharing.
** If you have questions about CCLI licenses or reporting, start by talking to someone in the worship ministry area in your church.