What does it take to bring a sophisticated, easy to use, robust web-based subscription Sunday School resource to life? Well, let me tell you!
What is it? A web-based subscription resource for children’s Sunday School leaders for any one or more of our four sparkhouse Sunday School curricula: Spark: Activate Faith, Holy Moly, Connect, and Whirl!
What will it do? It will…
- Help you choose the resources to suit each age group and access them all in one place
- Help you schedule lessons, classrooms, teachers, manage registration of the children and more
- Allow you to try out free content from sparkhouse resources to which you haven’t yet subscribed
- Use leader guides, lesson videos, and more online; anytime, anywhere from your computer
- Streamline communication with parents and teachers
- And, much more!
How can you find out more?
- Go to http://wearesparkhouse.org/kids/SHOSS/
- Sign up for a 14-day free trial!
- Attend one of our free sparkhouse online Sunday School webinars!
What does it take to make something this sophisticated, helpful and easy to navigate work? The “behind the scenes” work for the past year by many people. At last count, the participants included the following:
- 5 from our sparkhouse editorial team
- 5 from our information technology team
- 3 from our marketing team
- 3 from our customer education team
- 4 or more from our sales and service team
- 2 from our design team
- 1 from our project management team
- 6 from our web technology and publishing systems team
(are you counting? We’re up to 29 sparkhouse and Augsburg Fortress staff people with direct involvement not to mention the people with indirect involvement as managers, executives, etc.)
- Plus, outside contractors from two different expert firms who assisted with UX design and the coding of this terrific new web-based resource.
- Plus, several Christian Educators who helped test sparkhouse online Sunday School as it was being developed.
So, a reasonable estimate is that approximately 40-45 people worked on bringing this resource to congregations to help you with your Sunday School classes!
Try it! You’ll love it thanks to my many colleagues and other partners who helped make it possible!
Beth A. Lewis, President & CEO Augsburg Fortress