January 8-13, 2016, the annual SPARK Youth Ministry Conference in Dallas was held at Kessler Park United Methodist Church. Youth workers attended seminars, received training, applied to Southwestern College’s Master of Arts in Specialized Ministries’ youth ministry emphasis, and more.

Bishop Richard Wilke was in attendance doing what he does best: leading the daily Bible study. Bishop Wilke led studies on Sabbath, Food & Foreigners, and Outsiders — three topics that are all relevant to those who come in contact with youth on a daily basis. He also participated in a “Real World Conversations” where he discussed “How to Be a Lover of the Word of God,” and preached a sermon at Kessler Park United Methodist Church titled “Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch.”

The Institute for Discipleship and Southwestern College are partners with the SPARK Youth Ministry Conference. To learn more about SPARK, click here.