The Decision that Led to 9 Million Downloads

This week we celebrated giving away our 9 millionth free resource! For the last ten years, first through Open and now through the Life.Church Open Network, we’ve had the honor of sharing our resources with churches and pastors around the world, for free.

This new milestone was uniquely timed.

In a recent sermon series, Making Change, our senior pastor, Craig Groeschel, shared the story of our church’s decision to give away these resources. Watch this short video clip to hear how a woman with nothing—materially speaking—radically changed the viewpoint of Pastor Craig through her extravagant generosity.


This story is a powerful reminder of why we are so passionate about leading the way with irrational generosity. It’s because we have experienced that it is truly more blessed to give than to receive.

We will lead the way with irrational generosity. We truly believe it is more blessed to give than to receive.

As we celebrate 9 million downloads of ministry resources like sermons, transcripts, kids curricula, worship music, and art, we are in awe of how God has impacted your churches and families. Here are a few stories shared via Facebook that we received from pastors and church leaders who have used Life.Church resources:

“Thank you for sharing your resources with the body of Christ to help small churches who could not otherwise afford such high quality curriculum!” Melissa

“We use the Bible App for Kids curriculum at our church. When my son was about three, he was having nightmares that he could not explain to us. After one Sunday morning he came home that night and prayed ‘goodbye fear, God is here’. He has slept better since and two years later that is still his prayer every night. Thank you for sharing and helping make a positive impact on my son’s life.” Mark

Thank you so much Life.Church Open Network! We’ve been using your resources and teaching material for many years. Also, training in leadership and creative media have been inspiring and encouraging. Keep up the great work.” Kathryn

“Capital C” Church, thank you for letting us serve you in the way God’s uniquely gifted us—we love giving away free resources. We’d love to hear how you feel God leading you to be a more generous person or church. And, if you’ve been impacted by free resources through the Open Network, we’d love to hear your story!

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