SPARK is a grass roots multi-site equipping retreat that began in 2011 by two Indiana Church of the Nazarene districts partnering together. The following year, all four Indiana districts partnered together. Fast-forward 10 years: we now have 16 different SPARKs in 16 regions of the USA and Canada. In 2021, we are excited to add SPARK in New Mexico and Northern California.
SPARK is a 3 day/2 night retreat for Local Children’s Leaders at Camp and Conference Centers. What can you expect at this retreat? Leadership development, connect with others, and learn together for a low cost. Each year, we are reminded that we are one team from different cities and on different districts, but all called to serve God, children and their families.
SPARK 2021 will be online with 2 dates!
During this pandemic we have learned to plan and be prepared for a possible change. Over the past 11 months, we have experienced this in our ministry multiple times as we're sure you have.
We did a survey, prayed, and made a plan. However, it has become clear we need to change direction. SPARK 2021 will be online only with 2 options - March 6 and April 24. We are excited also to offer a Pre-SPARK VBS Preview on March 5 and April 23! For more details, click "Register Here Today" for the SPARK::Online date that works best for you.
-Can I participate in both SPARK::Online options? Yes, we would love to see you in March and April!
-What about the SPARKs planned for the Fall? They are still planned to be onsite.
-What are the breakout sessions? Breakout Information Here
-Who are the VBS providers for the preview? Church of the Nazarene SDMI, Cokesbury, Go! Curriculum, and Group Publishing