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 12 years: we now have SPARKs from coast to coast in the USA and Canada as well as online.
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.
Ways to join SPARK
Join Children’s Leaders from your geographic area for a time of equipping, encouragement, and connecting at a camp, conference center, or retreat center near you. See dates and locations below.
We are continuing SPARK::Online. It is $50 and is May 6, 2023. More information coming soon.
For Spring Locations...
Introduced in 2022! SPARK+ is your local SPARK and SPARK::Online. For an additional $30 to your SPARK registration, you will also have access to SPARK::Online ($50 value). Why do I want SPARK+? To keep the party going! It’s an additional equipping opportunity presented by an array of children’s leaders from across North America. Check out the SPARK you want to attend below for how to register.
For Adults Serving in Ministry
|SPARK::Central||September 29-October 1, 2022||Fredericktown, MO||Register Here|
|SPARK::Ohio||October 6-8, 2022||St. Marys, OH||Register Here|
|SPARK::Appalachia||October 20-22, 2022||Butler, PA||Register Here|
|SPARK::Florida||February 2-4, 2023||Lake Placid, FL||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::Southeast||February 9-11, 2023||Adrian, GA||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::MidSouth||February 16-18, 2023||Dickson, TN||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|Tentative||February 23-25, 2023||Tentative Location||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::Indiana||March 2-4, 2023||Marion, IN||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::Great Lakes||March 9-11, 2023||Howell, MI||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::South Central||March 16-18, 2023||Cleburne, TX||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|Tentative||March 23-25, 2023||Tentative Location||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::Southwest||March 26-28, 2023||Prescott, AZ||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::Northern California||April 20-22, 2023||Forbestown, CA||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::Pacific Northwest||April 27-29, 2023||Oakland, OR||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::Northwest||May 4-6, 2023||Leavenworth, WA||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::Intermountain||May 11-13, 2023||Cascade, ID||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::Online||May 20, 2023||Zoom||Registration Opens 10.01.22|
|SPARK::Canada||May 25-27, 2023||Olds, AB||Registration Opens 10.01.22|