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.

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.

Previous Informational Flyer and Schedule

Breakout Sessions (SPARK::Online March 6 and April 24)

Upcoming Locations

For Adults Serving in Ministry

SPARK::Great LakesOctober 22-24, 2021Vicksburg, MIRegistration Opens 08.01.21
SPARK::CentralNovember 4-6, 2021IllinoisRegistration Opens 08.01.21
SPARK::FloridaFebruary 3-5, 2022Lake Placid, FLRegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::SoutheastFebruary 10-12, 2022Adrian, GARegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::MidSouthFebruary 17-19, 2022Dickson, TNRegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::MidwestFebruary 24-26, 2022West Harrison, INRegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::IndianaMarch 3-5, 2022Marion, INRegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::South CentralMarch 24-26, 2022Cleburne, TXRegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::SouthwestMarch 31-April 2, 2022Prescott, AZRegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::Northern CaliforniaApril 7-9, 2022CaliforniaRegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::Pacific NorthwestApril 28-30, 2022Oakland, ORRegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::NorthwestMay 5-7, 2022Leavenworth, WARegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::IntermountainMay 12-14, 2022Cascade, IDRegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::OnlineMay 20-21, 2022ZoomRegistration Opens 10.01.21
SPARK::CanadaMay 26-28, 2022Olds, ABRegistration Opens 10.01.21



Dr. David Roland

Former District Superintendent - Northeastern Indiana District Church of the Nazarene

I have observed a remarkable fresh outlook and confidence in children's workers who have attended SPARK each year. SPARK has been a great benefit for us, Indianapolis, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Indiana Districts as we partner together. It has brought a team spirit between the districts, served as a great encouragement to children's workers in the local church, and is full of creative ideas to build on in their local church. SPARK will have a great benefit for your district and local children's workers and their ministry.

SPARK Participant

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! When I got here I was not sure I was going to stay a Children's Pastor, but God has met me in a BIG way. I am refreshed, renewed, refocused, redirected and ready to move forward with new insight, new vision, new goals and lots of hugs from Jesus (with skin on). Thank you for this weekend. Signed - a weary warrior who received rest and relaxation and is ready for battle!!

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