SPARK

SPARK

What is SPARK?: The acronym means: Scripture, Prayer And Relationship for Kids. SPARK is essentially Sunday School. We explore the Bible through stories, games, crafts, snacks, and other activities.
 
When is SPARK?: Sunday SPARK meets at 9:00 a.m. We begin in the sanctuary for about 15 minutes and then are dismissed to go to our SPARK groups. Sunday SPARK begins September 11th!
 
Wednesday SPARK meets at 5:00 p.m. We begin in the community room for about 15 minutes and then are dismissed to go to our SPARK groups. Wednesday SPARK begins September 14th!
 
Who is SPARK?: 3 years old through 4th graders are invited to participate. (3 year olds must have turned three (and toilet trained) by September 1, 2022.)
 
 

SPARK Volunteers

WE NEED YOUR HELP! The strength of our program lies in the hands of the AAA Adults and teens who work with our children. AAA means those who are Authentic, Available and Affirming.
OUR GOAL is ALWAYS to HAVE MORE PEOPLE HELPING — and EVERYONE carrying a little less of the load.
  • WE NEED MANY TO SAY YES.
  • WE NEED YOU to be a part of the team. To make a difference in the lives of our children.
  • Together we will SPARK the FAITH of our KIDS!
YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED and INVITED TO FIND A WAY TO VOLUNTEER.
Please commit to at least three hours SOMETIME this YEAR.
 
Are you in 5-8 grade and looking for a fun way to make a difference and be a role model to our younger friends?
Sign up to be a SPARK Shepherd!
 

Are you in 9-12 grade, love kids and want to share some time while you complete service hours for church and/or NHS? Sign up to be a SPARK youth leader for either the Preschool-Kindergarten aged kiddos or lead a SPARK rotation for our 1st-4th graders. (This type of volunteer work also looks great on those college and job applications.)

Are you an adult (caregiver or not) who wants to find a way to be involved with our SPARK program?
Sign up to be a rotational leader!

 

Volunteer Descriptions

Preschool / Kindergarten Leadership Team
  • Seeking AT LEAST two per room per each week. If we have more, it makes it easier to rotate your schedules.
  • Lesson plans are provided and sent by email to you ahead of time. Supplies are provided.
 
1st – 4th Grade Shepherd (5th-8th Graders)
  • Shepherds are a steady presence for the children.
  • Shepherds are NOT required to teach, but to assist the teacher.
  • Each unit has three weeks & three lessons — ART, BIBLE/ACTIVITY, COOKING
  • Children are divided into groups. Each group has a shepherd(s).
  • Two (2) shepherds per group. Having two takes care of finding subs in absence.
 
1st – 4th Grade Leaders (9th-Adult)
  • Leaders guide the conversation for the story/theme.
  • Lesson plans are provided and emailed out ahead of time. Supplies are provided.
  • Each unit is three weeks long. We prefer leaders to commit to three weeks at a time.
  • For each unit we need an ART leader, a BIBLE/ACTIVITY leader, a COOKING leader.
  • Each leader guides a small group through the same lesson for three weeks with a different group of children.
 
Substitutes
There are always times (and sometimes last minute) that subs are needed. Volunteering as a substitute means that your name and contact information will be on the sub list. Please volunteer to SUB if you are willing to be on call and sometimes at the last minute. Please be prepared to say YES when called.
 
Seasonal Teams
  • Rally Day Carnival Team – September 11th/14th
  • Christmas Program Team – Late November – December 11th/14th
  • Vacation Bible School Team – April – June 2023
 
All volunteers over age 18 will need to have a background check prior to serving.
A Sign Up Genius will be created and added to every SPARK email. Check it often for opportunities to join us!
 
 
 
 

SPARK dates to note:

January
Sunday, January 1st and Wednesday, December 4th – No SPARK
Sunday, January 8th and Wednesday, January 11th – SPARK meets
 

Monday Fun Day – February 20th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Not sure how to spend President’s Day?! Come to Faith! FREE Event!

Ages: Preschool (3yrs) – High School.

Shannon & Shane will have crafts, games, snacks, and more! Caregivers are welcome to stay or drop off their kiddos.

A registration will be set up to make sure we have enough supplies. Watch the website and your emails for more information.
 

Children’s Ministry Lock-In (1st-4th Grade) – March 17th, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Come join us as we get a chance to hang out with our friends, eat pizza, play games and have a ton of FUN! Friends are welcome!

Watch the website and your emails for more information and a link to register.

 
June 5-8
Stellar Vacation Bible School, June 5th- 8th, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact Shannon Anderson with questions by clicking here.