Spark of Life exists to instill hope that, though life can never be the same after loss, life can be rich and fulfilling. We do this by offering Grief Recovery Retreats to those who have experienced loss, Grief Coaching, Grief Workshops for churches and businesses, Grief Recovery Curriculum, Strategies, and Partnerships for Churches, and Partnerships for Funeral Homes and other businesses.
Spark of Life Grief Recovery Retreats
These retreats are given as a gift to all who come. There is no charge – all one has to do is get there. Most retreats begin on Thursday at 6:30 P.M. and conclude on Sunday around 12:30 P.M.
The founders of Spark of Life have experienced the journey from loss to life, from grief to grace. We know the journey is difficult and full of pain and confusion. We also know this journey to hope is possible. We invite you to visit us as we all travel this road of grief.
As of November 2018, Spark of Life has conducted 95 retreats serving over 1300 people. Participants have come from 45 states, Nigeria, Canada, Puerto Rico, England, and Australia. Retreats have been held in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Colorado, California, Montana, Connecticut, Virginia, Minnesota, and Alaska. Retreats are limited to around 16 participants, and are open to all adults 18 years and older.
Spark of Life Grief Recovery Workshops
Workshops are conducted at churches and businesses, and are adapted to meet specific needs of the organization. As of November 2018, Spark of Life has conducted over 35 workshops serving over 6,000 people. In these workshops, we help your church/business develop a dynamic Grief Recovery program. Please call David Mathews at 501-230-3007 for more information
My wife Amanda and I attended a Spark of Life Grief Recovery Retreat in 2014 after the tragic death of her parents. I cannot say enough about how much the retreat helped us; not only did it give us tools with which to work through our grief, it also provided us with a caring community of support and encouragement.
In the months that followed, we asked David Mathews, co-founder and executive director of Spark of Life, to come to Highland Hills and conduct a Saturday-Sunday Grief Recovery Workshop for our community. Many people from both our community as well as our church came on Saturday – then David spoke at both of our Sunday services. The Spark of Life Grief Recovery Workshop has helped our church not only to reach out to our community in a powerful way, but it has also helped us minister to those grieving in our church.
Spark of Life Grief Recovery Curriculum and Grief Recovery Strategies for Churches.
Spark of Life offers Grief Curriculum for churches, and specific strategies that can help churches develop a dynamic grief ministry to their members and to their community. For more information, contact David Mathews at 501-230-3007.
SparkSpark of Life Grief Coaching
Spark of Life Grief Coaches will listen and connect with you and the grief you are experiencing. Coaches will not set time frames for you. They will guide you through the process of grief, encouraging you and equipping you to have hope and a plan to live forward with purpose. Coaching is done through phone, Skype, or Facetime.
Spark of Life Partnership Programs for Funeral Homes, Hospice Organizations, and other businesses.
Spark of Life partners with funeral homes and other businesses, to enable you to offer the gift of the Spark of Life retreat and other resources to your clients and employees. Contact us at Spark of Life for more information – 501-230-3008.