Together, we are Sparkhouse

Groundbreaking Christian resources through imagination and collaboration

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Refreshing Resources

Every Sparkhouse project begins with a spark—an idea, an inspiration, a glowing reminder of the Spirit of God. And, best of all, you take our resources and transform your faith community.

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Collaborative Community

A network of Christian thought-leaders and practitioners, from a variety of denominations, test ideas, turn them upside-down, shake them up, and make them stronger.

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Theologically Sound

Sparkhouse intentionally collaborates with leaders from multiple denominations to ensure that our resources are theologically sound—ensuring that your leaders and volunteers are equipped within your communities.

“You are an important partner in our ministry.”
Robin Souhrada , Bethlehem Lutheran Church

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Working at Sparkhouse?

Sparkhouse is a division of 1517 Media, the ministry of publishing with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Other 1517 Media divisions include Augsburg Fortress, Beaming Books, Broadleaf Books, and Fortress Press.

We are headquartered in downtown Minneapolis, with a culture embodying the resources we develop—focusing on collaboration, creativity and teamwork. Interested in working for us?

1517 Media

Sparkhouse is an imprint of 1517 Media. 1517 Media creates multimedia resources and distinctive books for Christian communities, higher-education learning and scholars, and the general reader. 1517 Media’s imprints include: Augsburg Fortress, Beaming Books, Broadleaf Books, Fortress Press, and Sparkhouse.

Augsburg Fortress produces resources for the ELCA and mainline churches that enliven worship and music, faith formation, and congregational life.

Beaming Books publishes high-quality children’s books that help kids thrive socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

Broadleaf Books publishes books for general readers that nourish souls, ignite minds, and promote the common good.

Fortress Press publishes books that advance scholarship, learning, and the practice of ministry.