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Spark08 is coming…

Posted by sarah hill on January 30, 2008

The time has come. 2008 has begun. And already you are getting offers for your summer holidays! Here’s the very important information you need to know about Spark 08!


The dates are: 9th – 17th August 2008

The place: Ballymena

Application forms: these will be posted to all of those involved in Spark07, with an additional form for you to pass on to a friend. Forms will be available within the next 2-3 weeks and will be given to churches. If you require an application form and are unable to get one from your church, please don’t hestiate to contact us on We will post when the forms become available so you don’t miss out!

Your role: start spreading the word and the dates to people you think would be really great as part of Spark08 and begin praying for Ballymena and the people who live there! Our month prayer meetings began last Saturday morning, and will continue monthly until Spark begins. Please try and get along to these and drag your mates there too! Prayer is vital.

If you require any additional information about Spark08, please contact us at And the website will be updated over the coming weeks to provide more information about Spark08, and this blog will keep you up to date with all you need to know!


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time for 08!

Posted by rickhill on January 2, 2008

Happy New Year! It’s exciting all that lies ahead of us in 2008. The countdown is well and truly on until Spark 08. Planning is underway and dreaming continues! We hope you can get on board with what God is doing this year…whatever that means for you…

Anyway, just wanted to recommend a great youth event in Ballymena this Sunday night called “The Risk Factor”. It’s been going for a few years now and is a night dedicated to challenging young people about the need for mission in their lives. Stepping out of the boat and taking risks for God. Why not come along? It’s on this Sunday night (6th Jan) at Wellington Street Halls at 8pm. Great timing, saying as most of us are hitting school or work again the next day!

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Spark 08

Posted by rickhill on November 19, 2007

Spark 08 will be from Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th August 2008 in Ballymena. Forms and more details will be coming in the new year. Keep checking back for details but in the meantime get those dates in your head and your diary (if you have one!!) and we’ll see ya there!!

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2 months and 11 days later…

Posted by rickhill on October 23, 2007

on our travels recently around ballymena we’ve spotted a few of these still on the wrists of some spark-ers!! unbelievable…have you washed??


only joking…it’s great to get that reminder from these simple little wrist bands that the memory of Spark 07 lives on in your hearts and minds. keep going!!

this photo is from a Spark-er who revealed her bracelet to us on Sunday night at Mission’s Flame. (more on that night soon!) is anyone else still wearing theirs??

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this sunday night!

Posted by rickhill on October 19, 2007

Mission’s Flame

Wellington Street Halls, Ballymena

8.15 – 9.45pm

Be there!!

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help needed!

Posted by rickhill on October 11, 2007

We wanted you all to be mega informed about a pretty cool event coming your way in the next 10 days!

Mission’s Flame is happening in Wellington Street Halls on Sunday night 21st October from 8.15 – 9.45pm and promises to be an amazing night of worship, multimedia, prayer and sharing together. It’s a night designed for young people and is acting as a Spark reunion, however, we don’t want to advertise it as this as it is a much wider event than that. Let us explain…

The Mission’s Flame event was birthed 2 years ago out of a desire to draw young people together who had been involved in various summer projects. The idea is that it would be a night to remind us all of the call to serve God in our every day lives and in our various churches, and not just in a summer. And this desire remains the same today!

And so its designed for all of you guys who were involved in Spark 07 in August…but its also open to all other young people in the area who have been in loadsa different things over the last wee while.

This is where we need your help!! Fliers for the event are beginning to wing their way around the place, but we need your help also in getting the word around. Please pass the word on to your friends, tell everyone about it in your schools and churches…and bring others along on the night. You should find a flier for the event below

We are excited to announce that on the night of Mission’s Flame there will be a gift given to everyone who is there. We are in the midst of producing a limited edition reminder of Spark 07 to continue inspiring you in your everyday lives. We’re saying nothing more but let’s just say it’s like Spark 07 captured in a small box!! You’ll find out the rest for yourself on the night! A wee sneak preview may appear on this blog over the next 7 days so keep checking back!

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mission’s flame

Posted by sarah hill on October 5, 2007


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21st Oct

Posted by rickhill on September 18, 2007

Mission’s Flame

Date: Sunday 21st October
Time: 8.15 – 9.45pm
Location: Wellington Street Presbyterian Halls, Ballymena

A night to inspire and equip God’s servants to pursue His radical kingdom

Please spread the word!

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Posted by rickhill on September 7, 2007

It’s so amazing to think that the all-powerful Creator God wants to use young, small and weak people like us. He could do it all Himself, but He chooses to work through you and me. What a thought!

But God also wants His people to have clean hands and pure hearts, and have no idols or falsehood in their lives. He longs for a generation to seek His face.

So can we be that generation? A generation passionate about living for God’s name and glory? A generation excited about being like Jesus? A generation of cleanliness and purity?

“Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?
Who may stand in his holy place?

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Saviour.

Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob.”
Psalm 24:3-6

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Mission’s Flame

Posted by rickhill on September 3, 2007

Here’s a date for you all to stick in your diaries and share with your friends!

We are hosting an event called “Mission’s Flame” on Sunday night 21st October at a venue to be confirmed. Acting as a Spark 07 reunion, while also being open for young people right across the area, this will be designed as a night to continue fuelling all Servants Pursuing A Radical Kingdom, with perhaps a bit more information on what’s to come in the future. We also hope to have a surprise gift ready on that night! 

You should be seeing some advertising coming soon…

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