Spark Conference 2016

Date(s) - October 14, 2016 - October 15, 2016
5:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Christian Life Assembly

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Spark is a PAOC Next Gen Ministries conference that has been running for over 10 years for students in grades 5 through 8.
You can trust that students will have a life changing experience!
Students will learn God’s truths about their life through worship and the word.
We have an incredible group of volunteers that will help your pre-teen explore their faith, and have a blast while doing it!


Over the last 12 years, Spark has gathered hundreds of students grade 5 through grade 8 and created a safe and engaging space for them to be transformed through a personal encounter with the living God. Our theme, B1 will bring to life the powerful word of Jesus: “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.  I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me” (John 17:20-21). It is our desire for every student to be one with God and each other so that the world sees the goodness of our creator. 

Our vision is to bring PreTeens together to encounter the love of God, to plant seeds of God-dreams in youth, and to spark the church to reach them.  Throughout the years, many PreTeen and middle school ministries started when parents and church leaders attended Spark for the first time; they’ve gleaned from their experience and propelled to reach this specific age group.  We value relationship and unity, the transformative presence of God through Worship and Word, age-targeted and safe environments, accessibility, and affordability.

In light of these values, we have made the following changes for SPARK 2016:

Reduced Price. While we have not increased the registration cost through the years, it is with a great deal of faith and excitement that we are reducing the early registration cost by $20. This brings the registration cost to $49.

Date change. While doing Spark in November is convenient for many leaders, we noticed that it also prevented certain groups from attending the event due to weather conditions. In an effort to make Spark more accessible, our leadership team agreed to hold Spark on October 14-15. We are excited about the positive responses being received from leaders in remote areas. We are a family and don’t want anyone to be left behind.

Low-cost accommodation. We are partnering with various churches who can host groups for a very low cost. 

Ferry Pick up/drop off. As ferry costs increase steadily, we will be providing a pickup option: for $15/pp we will pick-up registered students and leaders at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal at 4:30pm. (You will need to take the 3pm ferry from Swartz Bay.) We will also drop you off at a selected venue on Friday night and pick you up on Saturday morning to head back to CLA.  We will then drive you back to Tsawwassen in time for you to catch the 7pm ferry back to Swartz Bay.

Different format. In addition to our Friday night main session, we are thrilled to host Legacy One in concert. On Saturday, groups will rotate between three Zones.  In the first, students may choose an elective such as hip hop, beat boxing, Nerf gun zone, painting, hockey and soccer. In the second, they can choose between a variety of hubs addressing relevant topics such as friendship, sharing your faith, bullying and social media. In the third, groups will take part in a team-building exercise called “B1 Challenges.”

Don’t miss out! Register early to get the best deal. Let’s reach this generation together!

Serving alongside you,

Caroline Bergeron
SPARK Director

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