Denominational (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.

American Baptist (Judson Press)


Bible study for older youth; Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.


Episcopal (Morehouse)

Growing Together (New)

Downloadable intergenerational resources for congregational celebrations. Four seasonal volumes, 8 celebrations each.

Celebrate The Good News

Weekly resources for Children’s Chapel, gr. K-5 (ages 5-12)

All Things New

Print and CD resources for P-K and grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6

Living the Good News

Available on-line only. Two versions:

One for congregations using the Revised Common Lectionary; one for parishes using the Roman Catholic lectionary. Three quarters annually. Resources for Preschool, K-1, gr.2-3, 4-5, 6-8.

Weaving God’s Promises

Three-year cycle Episcopal-specific resources for ages 3-11; graded Pre-school, K-1, gr. 2-3, 4-5.  Adaptable for all sizes of congregations.  Print and downloadable resources.

Confirm Not Conform

Episcopalian confirmation resources for youth and adults.


Lutheran (Augsburg/Fortress)


Flexible resources for age 2 to grade 6 with options for lectionary based classroom and rotational models. Splash Pak for birth to age 3; Spark Story Bible for ages 2-gr. 2; Spark Bible for grades 3-6; Spark Family.


Session-by-session print materials for teacher and learners; DVD video introduces each theme. Holy Moly for K-gr. 4; Connect for gr.5-6; Reform for youth. (IRMS has an overview and samplers). Also available in various denominational and non-denominational versions.


Presbyterian USA

Growing In Grace and Gratitude

Graded ages 1-3, 3-5, 5-7, 8-10 plus a multi-age resource (ages 5-10) for three quarters annually, plus summer resources for ages 3-5 and 5-10. Available in two formats: print or downloadable PDF.

Feasting On The Word

On-line curriculum for teaching the Revised Common Lectionary.  Graded K-2. 3-4, Tweens (gr 5-6), Multi-Age (K-6), Youth, Young Adult (Conversations on the Feast), Adult; Joining The Feast for Pastors/congregational Worship Leaders.

Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding

Short-term study resources for Adults related to various aspects of the Reformed/ Presbyterian tradition.  Complete catalogue of topics available.

We Believe and Faith Questions

Topics based Bible studies for young adults and adults young at heart. Four and six session discussion guides.

Foundations of Christian Faith

Five theme-related courses for adults.

Rotating Workshops

Four theme-related materials for grades 1-5 (Baptism; Communion; Apostle’s Creed; Lord’s Prayer).

High School Church School

Seven-unit CD.

Bible Studies for Men

Bible study guides (IRMS has 23)

Horizons Bible Study (Horizons)

Bible study guides for Presbyterian Women (IRMS has 1999-2008 volumes)

Real Faith/Real Life Series (Bridge Resources)

Four six-session study guides for young men and women.

Reform Church in America

Faith Alive/Walk with Me

Graded: PS, K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8; nine units of four sessions each per year (gr. K-5 has resources for two years; gr. 6-8 has three years) plus seasonal/holiday and summer units.


Kit of resources (an “Event Box”) for ten intergenerational learning events, including event guides; for pre-school to older adults. Print, digital, Power Point and reproducible materials on CD. Samples downloadable from WEcurriculum.org.

Kid Connection

Multi-age (K-6 or K-3, 4-6) resources for smaller church Sunday School and mid-week programs; three year-cycle, three quarters each, plus seasonal/holiday and summer units. Developed from the Walk With Me series

Infuse/In The Works

Faith formation resources for adults

God Loves Me

Fifty two Bible stories for ages 2-3.

Friendship (Friendship Ministries)

Seven units/mini-courses, five sessions each for youth and adults with mental disabilities


United Church of Christ

Affirming Faith

Resources for Confirmation


Power Xpress: A Guide for Rotational Learning with Children

Undated, ungraded units each with 8 options; available in print or downloadable.


A 24-week, in-depth group Bible Study emphasizing the concept of covenant. Three, eight-week modules.