This new generation calls for a new approach to ministry. Hyfi digital curriculum breaks the traditional ministry mold to give you effective tools and strategies to reach preschoolers, kids, and students for Christ.
Hyfi centers on relationships to create a culture of belonging where kids don’t have to have previous church experience or Bible knowledge to feel welcome and included. When a kid walks through the door—whether that is every week or occasionally—the first focus is on building an authentic relationship with that kid. As relational barriers are broken down, so kids and students know they belong and are welcomed, they are more open to listening to what we have to say about the gospel.
Hyfi utilizes high-quality media, fun, games, engaging activities and discussion to foster a fun atmosphere of learning and belonging.
Beyond the standard curriculum — Hyfi also provides resources for volunteer ministry and family ministry events.
Hyfi is tons of fun while remaining faithful to the Bible. Hyfi roots children’s identity in Christ through 12 biblical truths that teach kids who they are in Him.
Provides biblically sound content through a clear picture of Jesus and the gospel in every session.
Never assumes prior knowledge or church experience
Accommodates irregular attendance
Fully digitally-delivered, media-rich resource
Adaptable and simple to plan, prep, and execute
Simplifies volunteer roles so leaders can focus on relationships
Digital platform and circular scope and sequence allows for incorporating relevant culture issues as they happen
High-energy experience every week
Wraps trustworthy Bible content in fun themes each month
Uses modern teaching methods: relational, side-by-side learning and call-and-response engagement
Preschool content is specifically designed for preschoolers, not just aged-down kids content
Cultural connection every session that will provide discussion around cultural topics
Digital platform and circular scope and sequence allows for incorporating relevant culture issues as they happen, facilitating real talk about what’s happening in the moment
Activities provide opportunities for students to build relationships with one another and with their leaders
Does the Hyfi scope and sequence only cover 12 months?
Hyfi is built on a continuous, month over month, scope and sequence, so subscribers can jump in at any time. That’s why the scope and sequence is a circle, not a line. Each month teaches a different biblical truth. And, when you come back around the next year, kids and students will learn the same biblical truth, but with totally new themes, Bible stories, and content.
What are the benefits of this style of scope & sequence?
Because there are multiple places throughout God’s Word that emphasize these truths, the scope and sequence stays refreshed. While these timeless truths are repeated each year, different themes and Bible stories are used to teach the content.
How can I expect Bible stories to be ordered in Hyfi?
Hyfi is not a chronological study through the Bible. It is based on 12 Truths that teach kids who they are because of who God is. A balance of Old and New Testament Bible stories are used to teach these truths.
Is special software needed?
No. Hyfi is a proprietary, digital platform that is web-based. You only need to create a free account through Ministry Grid to get started immediately. No special software is needed. Some churches will use special streaming software for the media, but they don’t have to.
What if my ministry area does not feature TVs or monitors?
Hyfi is media-driven and does require access to a screen to play the videos. If you do not have TVs or monitors in your space, a tablet device such as an iPad will accommodate smaller groups of kids.
Customization through the Ministry Grid platform allows church leaders to add customization features to Hyfi sessions. These features include toggling activities on or off, adding special notes for your team, creating multiple leader guides for specific age groups or multiple campuses, etc. You’ll have the flexibility to include or adjust additional videos or session elements such as countdowns, intro videos, object lessons, or stage games.
How is the gospel presented?
Churches have the opportunity to teach the gospel in context every week where kids can hear how Jesus connects to what they are learning. Every 5th Sunday, Hyfi utilizes the 3 Circles gospel conversation guide within the session.
What is a Game Changer session?
Every year has 3-4 extra sessions with a 5th Sunday or 5th Wednesday. Hyfi calls these Game Changer sessions where kids are encouraged to bring their friends to an extra fun day at church. In addition to games and relays, a full gospel presentation will be given with opportunities to respond.
What are the subscription costs?
Monthly subscriptions start at $79/month for Preschool, $109/month for Kids, and $49/month for Students. Combined age group packages and annual subscriptions are also available. View pricing sheet
Can I cancel at any time?
You can cancel your monthly, digital curriculum subscription at any time. You will retain access through the end of your billing cycle, at which time the content will become locked and unavailable to access. If you cancel your annual subscription, it will end at the end of your billing cycle for the year.
Can I start at any time?
Yes! The dynamic, rolling scope and sequence makes it easy to jump in at any time!
Hyfi is designed with simplicity in mind. We want to keep things simple for you and your leaders. You’ll find tons of freebies in the graphics package folder included in your subscription. If you want to go the extra mile, monthly theme verses are also available for purchase at Lifeway.com.
Which devices does Ministry Grid support?
Ministry Grid is available on all modern devices all the way from your phone to your desktop, and everything in between that has an up-to-date web browser. If you want to know which browsers we support, you can check out this link.
What’s the difference between my organization in Ministry Grid & at my.lifeway.com?
To take advantage of all the core features of Ministry Grid (adding users from your church, assigning training, building training, etc.) a Ministry Grid organization has to be created/established. Don’t worry, we will provide you with videos and helps for training. If you have problems, you can call our Customer Support Team. In Ministry Grid, you should see the name of your organization directly under the top menu bar. If you don’t, feel free to chat with our team and we’ll be glad to get things sorted out.
How many people can I add into Ministry Grid?
For Digital Curriculum subscriptions, we ask that you keep the number of people accessing the content to match the range of weekly attendees you gave us when purchasing the subscription.
Is there an app for Ministry Grid?
Ministry Grid is a web browser application that is accessible from the web browser of any desktop, tablet, or mobile device. This format allows Ministry Grid to give you even more flexibility and access using your current preferred web browser applications. Simply go to ministrygrid.lifeway.com to get started. The platform is designed to be used on your phone like an app.
Do you need to have a registered account to use Ministry Grid?