How do I purchase/order product(s)?

FAQs

Ordering

How do I purchase/order product(s)?

I have ordered Lesson Downloads for my whole team. How do I give these out?

Lesson Downloads can be purchased by one central team member and distrbuted to the team through My Account. Instructions are available in this video from 2:30 onwards.

What is the difference between GodSpace Teacher Resources and GodSpace Online?

GodSpace Teacher Resources includes

  • Print version (hard copy) of the Lesson Manual
  • One year subscription to Lesson Downloads.

GodSpace Online includes

  • One year subscription to Lesson Downloads.

Lesson Downloads is the online portal with includes a digital copy of the manual, and multimedia support materials for each lesson such as PowerPoints, printable PDFs, songs and videos.

Do I need to purchase the Student Magazines?

The Student Magazines include a variety of activities tailored to each lesson including puzzles, reflection activities, space to record questions, prayer and more. Many teachers find the magazines helpful to gauge if students have understood the Big Idea of the lesson, and what it means for each student, as each student can engage at their own pace.

We understand that there are many different contexts in which GodSpace is used, and magazines will not be appropriate or practical in all of these. You can choose from a range of ‘Discover’ activities – magazines are not required to teach a great GodSpace lesson.

See our curriculum page to view a sample of our magazines, and our resource page for ideas on Getting the Most Out of GodSpace Magazines.

Is GodSpace an annual product? How often will I have to order?

GodSpace is an annual product meaning you only need to order once a year saving administration time.

Returns

How do I return products?

We understand that you may not know the number of students until term starts. We are happy to accept returns and provide you a full refund less postage costs if the products are returned to us in their original unused condition and received by us by 31 March each year.

To create a return, please fill the form which can be found here and include with the returned goods.

We aim to refund you within 30 days of receiving the returned item. Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns for unwanted Purple 2023 items after 31 March 2023.

 

Lesson Downloads

What are Lesson Downloads?

Lesson Downloads is the online portal to access the multimedia support materials for GodSpace lessons such as songs, videos, PowerPoints, and PDF printables. All resources are available to download in advance, no need to access the internet during class.

GodSpace is an annual product. A one-year subscription to Lesson Downloads is included with the purchase of a Lesson Manual or GodSpace Online. You can access Lesson Downloads through the My Account portal on the GodSpace Website. Content will be available from the date of purchase until 31 December.

Watch this video for instructions on how to access your Lesson Downloads.

How do I access Lesson Downloads?

Instruction on how to download videos can be found here. 

How do I download videos?

Our GodSpace Lesson Downloads contain many engaging video resources which are available on the Vimeo platform. A step by step guide on how to download video resources from our Lesson Downloads can be found here. 

 

 

I have ordered Lesson Downloads for my whole team. How do I give these out?

Lesson Downloads can be purchased by one central team member and distrbuted to the team through My Account. Instructions are available in this video from 2:30 onwards.

Can I download the resources in Lesson Downloads as many times as I want?

Most items can be downloaded multiple times.

Some items are available for download once per member only.  These are clearly noted in the Lesson Downloads. Please keep these items in a safe place as we unable to replace these.

Lesson Preparation

I don’t have a lot of time for preparation. Is GodSpace user-friendly?

Yes – most people find GodSpace lessons quick and easy to prepare.

  • Each lesson outline is contained on a single page. Quickly view and select activities.
  • Age Group (stages) Lesson Outlines are grouped together. Easily prepare lessons for multiple age groups or adapt activities in one go.
  • Sidebar shows the lesson outcome and resource list for quick reference.
  • All support material available in Lesson Downloads.
  • PowerPoints and PDFs include all age group activities – just keep or print what you need and go!

We recommend downloading the resources by unit. Find out more here.

 

How do I download videos?

Our GodSpace Lesson Downloads contain many engaging video resources which are available on the Vimeo platform. A step by step guide on how to download video resources from our Lesson Downloads can be found here. 

 

 

Are videos included in the PowerPoints?

There are two options when downloading the PPT slides. One has videos included within the slides, and one does not.

The PPT option with videos has a much larger file size and will take longer to download.

All included videos are available to be downloaded through Vimeo. (This will also allow you to choose the resolution of the video. A higher resolution is a larger file size, and will appear clearer when presenting on a large screen.) Instructions are available here.

Note: Some videos are not included in the PPTs due to single download licensing. Use the link in the PPT to download individually, or find the video via Lesson Downloads. Songs are not included, so that teachers can choose songs for the individual classes.

Where can I find a script for the PowerPoints?

Within the PowerPoint (PPT) program, there is a notes section with the script. This will appear on the right when presenting the PPT in Presenter Mode.

The teacher’s manual also includes information about what to say when presenting the PPTs.

Most PPT storytelling images also come with a  Storytelling Script which is available to print from the PDF. This includes the text beside a small image of the slide. See example here.

 

 

How can I adjust the PowerPoints for my individual classes?

The PowerPoints (PPTs) now include all the activities for each age group. You can see which activities are suited to each age group by checking the icons at the top of each activity.

To streamline your presentation you can delete slides with activities that you are not planning to use. You can also add song music videos using the ‘import’ menu.

If you have more than one class or age group, you may like to make a separate copy of the PPT for each class, so that you can choose different activities for each group.

Do I need to use technology to use GodSpace?

GodSpace lessons are supported by a range of multimedia resources which help to engage today’s students. You will get the most of GodSpace lessons by utilising these resources.

If you are less familiar with using technology there are some low-tech options such as printing visual aids in advance or using song mp3s (Audio files). Ask a colleague, family member, friend or someone at church to help you gain confidence in using these elements.

Check the icons in the Teacher’s Manual to see which activities require technology or are optional. There are many tech-free activity options to use in the lessons and these can also work as back up activities if needed.

It’s not unusual for us to only get 20 minutes actual lesson time. How long are GodSpace lessons?

GodSpace lessons are highly adaptable. Each lesson outline includes activities to choose from, with times included. You can select activities to suit a 20 minute lesson.

Curriculum

Does GodSpace work for composite classes or multi-age groups?

Yes. GodSpace lessons are highly adaptable. Each lesson includes an outline for each stage, plus a multi-age lesson. You can select activities which are most appropriate for your individual group.

 

It’s not unusual for us to only get 20 minutes actual lesson time. How long are GodSpace lessons?

GodSpace lessons are highly adaptable. Each lesson outline includes activities to choose from, with times included. You can select activities to suit a 20 minute lesson.

Is GodSpace suitable for children with little or no knowledge or experience of Christian things?

Yes. GodSpace is designed for children with little or no church or Bible experience to introduce them to what the Bible is about and what it says about God, people and real life.

What’s your philosophy for teaching the Bible?

GodSpace takes the Bible seriously and also takes what we know about children seriously.

GodSpace lessons take truths of Scripture that are relevant to contemporary children and use engaging ways and their life experiences to help the children grasp that truth for themselves.

GodSpace is committed to teaching children the truths of Scripture and where practical, to encourage them to encounter the Bible text for themselves. However, we acknowledge that children are not empty vessels to be filled with knowledge, they have their own beliefs, opinions and interests already. GodSpace lessons start with children and their world to capture interest, and move from there to God and a Christian worldview. It’s done by arousing curiosity, introducing fascinating facts, questioning, stories and engaging the group in discussion while presenting the Bible in life-related ways.

Can GodSpace be used for Sunday School/Kids Church?

Yes. GodSpace lessons are interactive lessons built around a Question, Explore, Discover model. This means that GodSpace meets children wherever they are at on their faith journey. The lessons include a wide selection of activities to choose from which can be adapted to suit the length of your sessions.

Samples lessons can be found here on our Curriculum page.

Note: you may wish consider if GodSpace is the best curriculum for you if many of your children attend schools which use GodSpace. Alternatively this may be an opportunity to explore concepts from each lesson more deeply and discover what this might look like for a follower of Jesus.

Is GodSpace suitable for Christian schools?

Yes. We have a number of Christian schools currently using GodSpace for Christian faith/development classes.

GodSpace lessons are interactive, age-appropriate and support educational outcomes. The GodSpace curriculum has been developed by a diverse team with theological and education qualifications. It focuses on mainstream Christian beliefs and uses a Question, Explore and Discover model to introduce what the Bible has to say about God and the Christian faith. GodSpace invites students to unpack what this all means for them, to encounter life with God.

Discover GodSpace Values, Scope & Sequence and Sample Lessons on our Curriculum page.

Can GodSpace be used for an after-school kids club?

Yes. The GodSpace curriculum is fun, engaging and relevant to children’s lives today. GodSpace does not require prior-knowledge of the Christian faith and introduces what the Bible has to say about God and faith through a Question, Explore and Discover model. The lessons include a wide selection of activities to choose from which can be adapted to suit the length of your sessions.

Samples lessons can be found here on our Curriculum page.

Note: you may wish consider if GodSpace is the best curriculum for you if many of your children attend schools which use GodSpace. Alternatively this may be an opportunity to explore concepts from each lesson more deeply and for children to discover what this could mean for them.

Can I use my old GodSpace materials from previous years?

GodSpace is an annual product and functions like a subscription. (Similar to a magazine or TV-streaming subscription.)

Under Education Department policy, SRE/RI curriculum needs to be reviewed and approved regularly for use by SRE/ RI teachers. The GodSpace Curriculum is continuously reviewed to adapt to these policies, teacher feedback, and ensure up to date licensing for artists who contribute to GodSpace resources.

Green 2022 is the only approved GodSpace Curriculum in 2022.

Purple 2023 is the only approved GodSpace Curriculum in 2023.

Product information

What are Lesson Downloads?

Lesson Downloads is the online portal to access the multimedia support materials for GodSpace lessons such as songs, videos, PowerPoints, and PDF printables. All resources are available to download in advance, no need to access the internet during class.

GodSpace is an annual product. A one-year subscription to Lesson Downloads is included with the purchase of a Lesson Manual or GodSpace Online. You can access Lesson Downloads through the My Account portal on the GodSpace Website. Content will be available from the date of purchase until 31 December.

Watch this video for instructions on how to access your Lesson Downloads.

Can I download the resources in Lesson Downloads as many times as I want?

Most items can be downloaded multiple times.

Some items are available for download once per member only.  These are clearly noted in the Lesson Downloads. Please keep these items in a safe place as we unable to replace these.

What is the difference between GodSpace Teacher Resources and GodSpace Online?

GodSpace Teacher Resources includes

  • Print version (hard copy) of the Lesson Manual
  • One year subscription to Lesson Downloads.

GodSpace Online includes

  • One year subscription to Lesson Downloads.

Lesson Downloads is the online portal with includes a digital copy of the manual, and multimedia support materials for each lesson such as PowerPoints, printable PDFs, songs and videos.

Do I need to purchase the Student Magazines?

The Student Magazines include a variety of activities tailored to each lesson including puzzles, reflection activities, space to record questions, prayer and more. Many teachers find the magazines helpful to gauge if students have understood the Big Idea of the lesson, and what it means for each student, as each student can engage at their own pace.

We understand that there are many different contexts in which GodSpace is used, and magazines will not be appropriate or practical in all of these. You can choose from a range of ‘Discover’ activities – magazines are not required to teach a great GodSpace lesson.

See our curriculum page to view a sample of our magazines, and our resource page for ideas on Getting the Most Out of GodSpace Magazines.

Is GodSpace an annual product? How often will I have to order?

GodSpace is an annual product meaning you only need to order once a year saving administration time.

Do I need to use technology to use GodSpace?

GodSpace lessons are supported by a range of multimedia resources which help to engage today’s students. You will get the most of GodSpace lessons by utilising these resources.

If you are less familiar with using technology there are some low-tech options such as printing visual aids in advance or using song mp3s (Audio files). Ask a colleague, family member, friend or someone at church to help you gain confidence in using these elements.

Check the icons in the Teacher’s Manual to see which activities require technology or are optional. There are many tech-free activity options to use in the lessons and these can also work as back up activities if needed.

Can I use my old GodSpace materials from previous years?

GodSpace is an annual product and functions like a subscription. (Similar to a magazine or TV-streaming subscription.)

Under Education Department policy, SRE/RI curriculum needs to be reviewed and approved regularly for use by SRE/ RI teachers. The GodSpace Curriculum is continuously reviewed to adapt to these policies, teacher feedback, and ensure up to date licensing for artists who contribute to GodSpace resources.

Green 2022 is the only approved GodSpace Curriculum in 2022.

Purple 2023 is the only approved GodSpace Curriculum in 2023.

SRE and RI

How do I become an SRE or RI teacher?

To find out more click one of the following links –

SRE (NSW)

RI (QLD) 

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