When my dad was growing up, two cords ran out of the back of his television: the power cord, and one leading to an antenna. As he aged, the cable company found a way to give his new family more channels in a more reliable way, and he also added a VCR (a top-loading RCA, to be exact).
The internet has radically disrupted the means by which we now watch videos at home. DVD’s, while reliable, are expensive, easily damaged and soon become a storage burden. The odds that you even use a DVD player are slim to none (I bought my player in 2001. It still works, but I’ve not used it in years). There are still cables connected to your TV, but they are connected to streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. And if you have a smart TV, you may have these applications on your television and have no need for the devices.
It’s for this and other reasons that we’re excited to announce you can now stream many of Lifeway’s small group studies on your television with a membership to smallgroup.com. You’ve always been able to watch the videos of these studies from a mobile device or computer, but that can be challenging for a small group gathered in a living room or class room wanting to watch the study together.
We have launched with three of the most widely used streaming applications: Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. You can add the Smallgroup by Lifeway channel or application through these devices, and use your smallgroup.com user ID and password to log in and get access to all of the videos inside of smallgroup.com. If you have a Basic membership, only you can add these channels and stream videos. If you have a Plus or Premium membership, you and all the group leaders in your church can add these channels.
If you’re not a member at smallgroup.com, there’s never been a better time to join. The Basic membership is $19.99 a month or $199 a year, which is perfect for one group or pastor. The Plus membership opens up the application to every adult small group in your church for only $399 per year or $39.99 a month. The premium membership is $3999.99 per year and adds a small group specialist to your staff who will manage your smallgroup.com membership from top to bottom and write custom studies for all of your groups.
So head over to smallgroup.com now and start your membership! It’s totally free for 30 days with no payment information required, and you can begin streaming videos through Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV today!