Become a Member of The Religion Teacher

The Religion Teacher membership website is finally available! It has been more than a year-long process to get these resources up and available for you to use in class and for you to use for personal growth. I’m excited, today, to open things up for everyone to see.

Check out The Religion Teacher Membership website!

The Religion Teacher Membership Site Brainstorming

A brainstorming session I did in March 2013 in my Moleskin notebook.

I’ve been working on building this membership website for over a year now. There is such an incredible need for quality, practical resources for religious educators to use in class and I wanted to create something that was really going to make an impact.

Even back in March 2013, I was brainstorming ideas for creating membership resources. At first I was calling it “The Religion Teacher Membership Zone” or “The Religion Teacher TV,” which are names I never really felt attached to using.

Always, though, the concept was clear:

Videos + Graphic Organizers that supplement and go beyond the textbooks.


Professional development and spiritual formation opportunities for religious educators.

THE GOAL: Student Engagement! Engaging Classroom Experiences!

What Members Can Access

The first most obvious question: what do we get as members of The Religion Teacher?

After the success of the Lent and Advent Activity Packs, I wanted to figure out a way to create a lot of opportunities for teachers and catechists to use video and graphic organizers to teach their students. These videos help religious educators go beyond the textbook with some engaging content that students enjoy.

At the same time, I’ve seen the success of professional development and spiritual formation offerings through the 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator book, conferences where I spoke, and the online webinars I did in 2013. So, I’ve created a course for classroom engagement, I’m adding video weekly tips for religious educators, and I’ll continue to create new courses and online seminars for members in the months and years ahead.

Specifically, though, here are just some of the classroom videos new members will find in the site right now:

  • Saint Patrick Video
  • Saint Valentine Video
  • How to Go to Confession Video
  • Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew Video
  • Introduction to the Gospel of Mark Video
  • Introduction to the Gospel of Luke Video
  • Introduction to the Gospel of John Video
  • Introduction to the Book of Genesis Video
  • The Patriarchs Video
  • The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit Video
  • The Meaning of Lent Video
  • The History of Lent Video
  • Ash Wednesday Video
  • The Meaning of Advent Video
  • The Advent Wreath Video

Each month I’ll continue to add new videos and worksheets for religious educators to use in class. We’re building a massive library of interactive content that I think students will love.

Saint Patrick Video (Sample)

Here is a quick taste of the kind of videos you will find in The Religion Teacher membership site. Sign up as a member and gain access to the graphic organizer that goes with the video:

How to Join The Religion Teacher

There are two membership options for The Religion Teacher. You can join as an individual member for $4.99/month or sign up for a group membership for $17.99/month and gain access for your entire school staff or group of parish volunteers.

Individual Membership

Group Membership



Access for individual religious educators. Access for an entire parish or school staff.


You can also register for a 14-day free trial to see what is available and to start using the videos now.

Check out the membership levels!

Feel free to ask questions. I really want to know what people think and what they are really looking for. Send me an email.

What Does this Mean for the Free Resources at The Religion Teacher?

Nothing is changing. I’ll still post lesson plans, activities, prayers, and teaching strategies for all religious educators to use and share here at The Religion Teacher. The membership content will be video-focused and more in depth than what I’ve been able to post regularly here at the site.

I’m so grateful for all the amazing people who have come to use the resources here at The Religion Teacher. This week marked the fifth anniversary of The Religion Teacher website and I’m so excited to move forward with this additional form of service. I hope you will join me at this new level so we can turn the tide against the dwindling number of young people and parents learning to love and live their Catholic faith.

May God bless us all in our vocations as religious educators!



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About Jared Dees

Jared Dees is the creator of The Religion Teacher. He is the Content Marketing Manager at Ave Maria Press and the author of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator, To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach, and Praying the Angelus.


  1. Imelda says:

    Mr. Dees,
    I would like to be a member, please don’t make it too expensive because I am a volunteer and this will be an extra expenses for me. I have read your articles in this website and I just said how lucky I am to find a site that’s free!
    I hope your endeavors will be successful so you will stay around.

  2. Imelda says:

    Is there a possibility to become a member even without registration fee?