It’s been two and half months since our release of the new LifeTeen.com and CatholicYouthMinistry.com and I wanted to give you a heads up about where we’re at today and what the future looks like.
Today: Phones are ringing off the hook
One of the basic features on CatholicYouthMinistry.com is the ability to find and download Life Nights and Edge Nights. That process has been difficult for a lot of users. Not ever night is up, when you download nights they look weird, and our search and browsing just don’t work right.
To help fix this immediate and important issue we’ve organized a multi-team effort to upload our full archive of nights and we’ve created new Life Night and Edge Night timelines to browse nights. Search is a little harder to fix but we’re working on that as well.
We plan on having all resources available to download and browse by December 20.
Near Future: Lots of big and small changes
Over the coming months we are ramping new features and bug fixes with additional help from outside companies and a concerted internal effort to move the sites forward. You should see faster websites, easier and fun navigation, better search powered by Google, and refined mobile experiences to view our sites anywhere. Come back to this blog to see weekly updates.
Future: It’s a bright future
You might not be giving us two thumbs up right now, but we think what we have planned will dramatically improve the support we provide your parish. One of those features includes the ability to edit and add notes to Edge and Life Nights right from within your web browser.
Know that we’re committed to providing you the best Catholic Youth Ministry resources, training, and support to ensure your parish youth ministry is effective in it’s goal of leading teens closer to Christ. If you ever have any questions or comments we’d love to hear them. You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you have a happy Advent and merry Christmas!
Life Teen Marketing Director