SPARK is back!

by Mike Durbin


SPARK is free online equipping for church staff, leaders and volunteers without the time or expense of travel. It’s training your church can access in teams or individually for greater ministry impact in your church, community and beyond!

Much has changed in the last year and a half, but the need to “…equip the saints for the work of the ministry” remains. The Spark Conference is an incredible resource churches can use to equip leaders and volunteers taught by leading practitioners across our convention. It’s just what we need as we continue to engage our world with the hope of the world.

It’s completely free for all who register before August 12th at All content will be available for FREE from August 12 through September 4 if the individual, church, or association has registered before August 12. This incredible equipping resource is made possible through our partnership with Georgia Baptists.

Hear keynote messages from Tony Evans, Charles Lowery, Ben Mandrell, and David Kinnaman.

Over 40 Breakout sessions are available in the following categories: Discipleship, Evangelism, Kids, Students, Women, Worship and Music, Missions, Pastoral Wellness, and more.

What will you learn?

  • Strategies for ministry longevity

  • How to teach teenagers

  • Doing practical, simple evangelism

  • Conversational apologetics in women's outreach

  • New post-pandemic rules for small group success

  • Starting missions from zero

  • How your church can help end human trafficking

  • Leading worship in a post-pandemic world

  • New ways to get your church into church planting

  • Starting a bulletproof church security program

  • How to implement the 3 pillars of successful children's' ministry

  • Gaining data-driven knowledge of your community

  • Protecting your ministry in a changing culture

  • Recovering a biblical framework for discipleship

  • Engaging and mobilizing Gen Z

  • Updating to current changes related to reducing risk of abuse

Remember, Spark is free for everyone who registers before August 12th at Follow this link for more information and a complete list of breakouts. Contact if you have questions.



Mike Durbin is the State Evangelism Director for the Baptist State Convention of Michigan. Before joining the state convention staff, Mike served as Church Planting Catalyst and Director of Missions in Metro Detroit since 2007. He also has served as a pastor and bi-vocational pastor in Michigan, as well as International Missionary to Brazil.



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