SEPT 1O, 2020 - FEB 26, 2021

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101 Spark

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It all starts with an idea. The idea that within every single one of us lies the potential to co-create a bright & hopeful future with God.

That is exactly what the 101 Spark - Discipleship Training School is about. We believe in the power of intentional community, as a place to spark faith & creativity into an irresistible force that can change even the hardest places in the world... whether it's right outside our door or on the other side of the globe.

 

And we also believe that this kind of experience doesn't ''just happen''. And that's why we're putting together a crew of pioneers, creatives and community builders to facilitate an inspiring environment where we want to invite YOU (that's right, YOU) to join us for an exciting season of getting to know God better and having a go at letting the world know who He is and what His kingdom is all about.

So what do you say? Ready to take the leap?

Part 1: Lecture phase (Sept - Dec) - 12 weeks on the West Coast of Sweden.

Part 2: Outreach phase (Dec - Feb) - 12 weeks on the road and abroad.

SEPT 10 -DEC 4

Part One:

Lecture phase

Weekly teaching topics

Live-learn environment

Do Da Thing:

Entrepreneurial projects

One-on-one mentoring

Practical service

Intentional community

DEC 7 - FEB 26

Part Two:

Outreach phase

Share God's love & truth

Hands on opportunities to

serve with diverse ministries

Broaden your perspective

on societal issues

Cross-cultural experience

Intentional

Community

The heart of the 101 Spark DTS is to create an intentional community to help you grow as a disciple, clarify your calling, and inspire you to creatively engage with the needs of our world.

BLÓM - Design & Creativity Driving Change


Blóm is a collective of visionaries, communicators, artists, and educators who leverage the power of faith and creative thinking to help individuals, projects and organisations reimagine how to engage with societal issues and build better tomorrows. They have an unflappable belief that every individual’s unique gifts, skills, and passions have immeasurable potential to inspire healing, restoration and hope in the world. Helping people discover the embodiment of this truth is at the core of why they exist. TRACK DESCRIPTION: This project will give you the opportunity to embark on a creative journey, exploring the way product design can be a force for community building and social impact. Together we will collaborate with an established organization, and design a product to help highlight their work and bring awareness to the cause they are standing for. As a member of this group, you will get to try your hands at the various parts involved in seeing such a project come to life: prototyping & designing a product, creating a communication strategy/campaign, create diverse platforms to engage the general public on key topics connected to our project, etc. This will be an opportunity for everyone to discover the power of collaboration and how faith & creativity combined can be a voice for hope in today's society.




TERRA FIRMA - Environment & Agriculture


Terra Firma is a regenarative agriculture farm. These guys are passionate about seeing people grasp the amazing potential of the soil and the way it can provide for so many of our nutritional needs. Their vision is to help create sustainable lives for the least developed through organic agriculture. They also want to be a place where people will learn tons about how to grow healthy food, but more specifically to learn how to do that in a way that can help impoverished communities around the world, up on their feet again. TRACK DESCRIPTION: As mankind, our impact on creation is significant. Agriculture is an important way that we can be involved in the stewardship of this earth, and a way we can impact creation positively. You will get to study how our lifestyle and choices impacts the environment, current environmental and justice issues and explore solutions to these issues. You will also be a part of working with our agriculture team “Terra Firma” and learn as we harvest, plant and prepare the grounds. The goal is to have an impact on the current issues of global hunger and environment.




ALTITUDE - Brave The Elements


TRACK DESCRIPTION: In today’s day and age the reality is that most of us spend the majority of our time inside classrooms, offices or our homes. This track will take us outside of the comfort of the indoors and out into nature. We will explore aspects of how to both handle ourselves in the forests but also ways in which we can communicate God to others through the natural world. We will also explore the meaning of team; What is a team supposed to be? How do you build a strong, healthy team? How does leadership and servanthood fit into that? On top of this we will also look at how we can steward our own lives in healthy ways through exercising and staying active. Most of our time together will be spent outside in the forest where we will do things like hiking, camping and building an obstacle course.ject, etc.





3 key aspects at the heart of the 101 Spark DTS

SEPT 10 -DEC 4

Part One:

Lecture Phase

The lecture phase is a 12-week journey where you get to know God deeper through fellowship with others and through a big variety of activities. You will receive quality teaching from experienced international speakers. Every week has a new topic where you get to go deeper in understanding and practice in topics like God’s Character, Hearing God’s voice, Holy Spirit, Identity, Relationships, missions and more.

Being part of a live-learn environment will also encourage you to explore how to apply all that you are learning into a hands-on and concrete way of life, anchoring all that you are and do in God's love & truth. We recognize that learning and growth don’t just take place through lectures in a classroom, but also through serving, living in community, one-on-one discipleship, personal time with God, worship, small groups and much more. Therefore, all these elements will be woven into the schedule throughout the lecture phase.

Weekly teaching topics

NATURE & CHARACTER OF GOD


What we believe about God will impact how we love and trust Him. This week will encourage you to wrestle with, and respond to, the truth about who He is.




HEARING GOD'S VOICE


God communicates with every person for the purpose of relationship. You will learn to understand and recognize the various ways God communicates with us.




THE MISSION MANDATE


The call to go applies to every Christian. We will learn about the state of the world today and God's heart to see all come to the knowledge of who He is and join into His eternal kingdom.




BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW


God is the source of the entire created order and His desire is that we would know His truth & wisdom as the foundation upon which we build all of life - from the individual to civilizations. This week will help expend your view of who God is and the all-encompassing reach of His kingdom.




IDENTITY:  THE UNVEILING PROCESS


This week will be about exploring together how to make sense of our God-given, intricate identity and how we can learn to live from a place of intimacy with God to bless the world around us.




SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY


Recognizing God’s voice, the power of prayer and God’s heart for the world. Understanding the role we play in fighting against rulers and principalities in the spiritual realm.





BLÓM - Design & Creativity Driving Change


Blóm is a collective of visionaries, communicators, artists, and educators who leverage the power of faith and creative thinking to help individuals, projects and organisations reimagine how to engage with societal issues and build better tomorrows. They have an unflappable belief that every individual’s unique gifts, skills, and passions have immeasurable potential to inspire healing, restoration and hope in the world. Helping people discover the embodiment of this truth is at the core of why they exist. TRACK DESCRIPTION: This project will give you the opportunity to embark on a creative journey, exploring the way product design can be a force for community building and social impact. Together we will collaborate with an established organization, and design a product to help highlight their work and bring awareness to the cause they are standing for. As a member of this group, you will get to try your hands at the various parts involved in seeing such a project come to life: prototyping & designing a product, creating a communication strategy/campaign, create diverse platforms to engage the general public on key topics connected to our project, etc. This will be an opportunity for everyone to discover the power of collaboration and how faith & creativity combined can be a voice for hope in today's society.




TERRA FIRMA - Environment & Agriculture


Terra Firma is a regenarative agriculture farm. These guys are passionate about seeing people grasp the amazing potential of the soil and the way it can provide for so many of our nutritional needs. Their vision is to help create sustainable lives for the least developed through organic agriculture. They also want to be a place where people will learn tons about how to grow healthy food, but more specifically to learn how to do that in a way that can help impoverished communities around the world, up on their feet again. TRACK DESCRIPTION: As mankind, our impact on creation is significant. Agriculture is an important way that we can be involved in the stewardship of this earth, and a way we can impact creation positively. You will get to study how our lifestyle and choices impacts the environment, current environmental and justice issues and explore solutions to these issues. You will also be a part of working with our agriculture team “Terra Firma” and learn as we harvest, plant and prepare the grounds. The goal is to have an impact on the current issues of global hunger and environment.




ALTITUDE - Brave The Elements


TRACK DESCRIPTION: In today’s day and age the reality is that most of us spend the majority of our time inside classrooms, offices or our homes. This track will take us outside of the comfort of the indoors and out into nature. We will explore aspects of how to both handle ourselves in the forests but also ways in which we can communicate God to others through the natural world. We will also explore the meaning of team; What is a team supposed to be? How do you build a strong, healthy team? How does leadership and servanthood fit into that? On top of this we will also look at how we can steward our own lives in healthy ways through exercising and staying active. Most of our time together will be spent outside in the forest where we will do things like hiking, camping and building an obstacle course.ject, etc.





Do Da Thing:

Entrepreneurial

Projects

Because we believe that God’s truth and wisdom were never meant to be learnt in a vacuum, a key practice that will be highlighted throughout 101 Spark DTS is translating all you are going to learn into hands-on practical application with the aim of shaping the world around you.  

 

That is at the heart of “Do Da Thing” - a wide open space where together we will get a chance to experiment and learn how to creatively engage with the needs around us. The track you choose will be a unique opportunity for you to use and develop practical skills, exploring how to come up with sustainable solutions that will serve all kinds of societal needs.

BLÓM - Design & Creativity Driving Change


Blóm is a collective of visionaries, communicators, artists, and educators who leverage the power of faith and creative thinking to help individuals, projects and organisations reimagine how to engage with societal issues and build better tomorrows. They have an unflappable belief that every individual’s unique gifts, skills, and passions have immeasurable potential to inspire healing, restoration and hope in the world. Helping people discover the embodiment of this truth is at the core of why they exist. TRACK DESCRIPTION: This project will give you the opportunity to embark on a creative journey, exploring the way product design can be a force for community building and social impact. Together we will collaborate with an established organization, and design a product to help highlight their work and bring awareness to the cause they are standing for. As a member of this group, you will get to try your hands at the various parts involved in seeing such a project come to life: prototyping & designing a product, creating a communication strategy/campaign, create diverse platforms to engage the general public on key topics connected to our project, etc. This will be an opportunity for everyone to discover the power of collaboration and how faith & creativity combined can be a voice for hope in today's society.




TERRA FIRMA - Environment & Agriculture


Terra Firma is a regenarative agriculture farm. These guys are passionate about seeing people grasp the amazing potential of the soil and the way it can provide for so many of our nutritional needs. Their vision is to help create sustainable lives for the least developed through organic agriculture. They also want to be a place where people will learn tons about how to grow healthy food, but more specifically to learn how to do that in a way that can help impoverished communities around the world, up on their feet again. TRACK DESCRIPTION: As mankind, our impact on creation is significant. Agriculture is an important way that we can be involved in the stewardship of this earth, and a way we can impact creation positively. You will get to study how our lifestyle and choices impacts the environment, current environmental and justice issues and explore solutions to these issues. You will also be a part of working with our agriculture team “Terra Firma” and learn as we harvest, plant and prepare the grounds. The goal is to have an impact on the current issues of global hunger and environment.




ALTITUDE - Brave The Elements


TRACK DESCRIPTION: In today’s day and age the reality is that most of us spend the majority of our time inside classrooms, offices or our homes. This track will take us outside of the comfort of the indoors and out into nature. We will explore aspects of how to both handle ourselves in the forests but also ways in which we can communicate God to others through the natural world. We will also explore the meaning of team; What is a team supposed to be? How do you build a strong, healthy team? How does leadership and servanthood fit into that? On top of this we will also look at how we can steward our own lives in healthy ways through exercising and staying active. Most of our time together will be spent outside in the forest where we will do things like hiking, camping and building an obstacle course.ject, etc.





This Year's Do Da Thing Tracks

DEC 7 - FEB 26

Part Two:

Outreach Phase

This is the part where you will take all the learning you’ve experienced during the first three months, to the next level. This second part of your DTS will be a time of risk and adventure where you will get to test and explore what it means to apply all you have learned about God, yourself and the needs of the world, in real life situations. 

 

For this year's outreach, your team will be visiting different locations, working with projects that connect with the various entrepreneurial endeavours you will engage with during the first 12 weeks of the lecture phase. This approach will help keep up the momentum already created with the work and ministries we'll be collaborating with. The outreach phase is designed to help you gain experience in these four areas:

SHARE GOD'S LOVE & TRUTH


Part of our calling as children of God is to share His love and truth with those who do not know him. There will be ample opportunities for you to practice how to do this in a variety of creative ways and from a holistic point of view. The goal is to learn how to both tell people about the Good News and God’s love for them and at the same, time show them what His kingdom looks like here on earth.




BROADEN YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON SOCIETAL ISSUES


You will get to wrestle with the difficult reality of encountering broken lives and communities and see up close the roots of all this hurt. This will help you broaden and deepen your understanding of the complex dynamics at play, and hopefully, inspire you to explore how you could wisely and creatively engage with those problems in the future.




HANDS-ON OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE WITH ESTABLISHED MINISTRIES


You will get to serve, bless, and be a part of supporting existing projects and ministries in the community where you will live during the outreach phase. There will be many opportunities for you use your skills and abilities to contribute to the ongoing efforts happening on location. This will give you a taste of what working abroad in a missional setting can look like.




CROSS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE


The world is big and complex and for us to reach the world, we need to engage with it. There are cultures, and ways of life out in the world that are different from what we know. Getting acquainted with the unknown and the unfamiliar will grow your curiosity, challenge your perspective and deepen your understanding of the diversity and beauty of the created world.





AFTER YOUR DTS

So, What's

Next?

One thing you need to know:

there is room for you!

Sparkbox is the vision we are moving towards as a community. It's the dream we have of growing into a crazy playground for pioneers, entrepreneurs and community builders here on the west coast of Sweden. Together and with God, being committed to creating and cultivating sustainable solutions for the problems facing our world today. And through it all, to inspire and empower young people with the truth of the Gospel, so that they may see and know what it means to build a better tomorrow - one that makes manifest our Father’s kingdom, both locally and abroad.

And we want you to know that there is place for you to join the party! We want you to know that your are carrying an enormous creative potential just waiting to explode into brilliance. And our hope is that your DTS would be a time of both growing and dreaming, and that it would feed the fire God has placed in your heart, helping you clarify what He is calling you into and encourage you to boldly start building towards that!

And that's exactly what we want to create space for at Sparkbox: the dreams and visions you are carrying in your heart! So we encourage you to begin thinking already now: what has God placed in you and what will you do with it all? And if you believe that Sweden and Sparkbox is the place for the next leg of your journey, then know that there is a space for you!

Don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.

Looking forward to getting to know you!

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SPARKBOX - YWAM RESTENÄS

Restenäs 239, 459 93

Ljungskile, Sweden

0522-210 20

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