SPARK is a 3-day/2-night retreat for children’s volunteers, children’s leaders, children’s pastors, and lead pastors, and SPARK is coming to Northwestern Ohio on October Oct 5 – 7, 2023. The event is led by keynote Beth Bidle Rush, who is passionate about equipping, encouraging, and connecting with children’s leaders all over the United States.
The conference/retreat will feature learning sessions throughout the weekend led by Beth as well as some of NWO’s best Next Gen Leaders. You’ll develop as a leader, learn new ideas that will catalyze your own church’s ministry, connect and learn with other children’s leaders, and go back ready to take your children’s ministry to a new level.
This is a great conference to invest in and create a focused time to strategize with 3-4 or more of your key leaders or build into developing leaders. The weekend is meant to be a catalyzing time to Spark dreams and plans in you for the church you serve in. You’ll have time at the retreat to talk about what you’d like to do when you get back and your next steps. It could be a game-changer for next-gen ministry in your church.
Here are a few of the breakout sessions you’ll get to choose from:
Janae Elling, Napoleon | Partnering with Community Churches
How to unite and become stronger in the community for families
Andy Monnin | Building a Leadership Pipeline for your Children’s Ministry
Kari Taylor | Cornerstone of Hope/Lima Community, Helping students and families struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
Paula Monnin, The Valley Piqua | How to Make One Hour Really Matter
Beth Bidle Rush, Spark | Leading into the Future
Mara Castle, Marysville | Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership with Kids