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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.

UPDATE:
SPARK 2021 will be online ONLY with 2 dates!

During this pandemic we have learned to plan and be prepared for a possible change. Over the past 10 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/Resource Preview on March 5 and April 23! For more details, click "Register Here Today" for the SPARK::Online date that works best for you.

FAQ:
-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? A decision will be made at a later date.

Upcoming Locations

For Adults Serving in Ministry

EventDateLocationRegister
SPARK::OnlineMarch 6, 2021OnlineRegister Here Today
SPARK::OnlineApril 24, 2021OnlineRegister Here Today
SPARK::Great LakesOctober 22-24, 2021Howell, MIRegistration Opens 08.01.21
SPARK::CentralNovember 4-6, 2021IllinoisRegistration Opens 08.01.21

Testimonials

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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!!

Contact us for more information about SPARK.

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