Countdown to Ignite 456

Taking off November 22-23, 2013

Kalahari Resort, Sandusky

About Ignite 456

What is Ignite 456?

Ignite 456 is a retreat designed just for kids in the middle – not yet a teen but not a little kid either. Preteen years are a transitional time in a kid’s life that can be awkward and, often, very challenging. Many of our local churches recognize the importance of an intentional discipleship plan. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders desire and need something that is just for them. We want to meet that need and help local churches ignite the faith of these kids.  

Ignite 456 is a huge overnight retreat. Through live worship, guest speakers, engaging lessons and small group time, your church’s preteens will have an unforgettable experience in which they’ll grow in their relationships with each other, your leaders and Christ.

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Event Info


Special Guest Speaker Jim Howard is the Family Minister at the First Colony Church in Sugar Land, TX. He has spent the last 17 years serving in Children's ministry in Kentucky, Florida and Texas. Jim is a gifted communicator with a deep passion for kids to understand who they are to God. He has been over ministries that serve anywhere from 600 to 1500 kids weekly. He has a wife Kristie and graduated from Cincinnati Christian University with Graduate work at Georgetown College.

Jim is a sought after speaker for national conventions such as North American Christian Convention, Children's Pastors Conference, Kentucky Teens for Christ, Virginia Christian Convention, several camps and retreats across the United States. He is also a contributor to Children's Ministry Magazine.

When & Where

November 22 & 23 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio


$50 per student
$25 per leader

Cost does not include lodging at Kalahari.


Friday Saturday
  • 12:00 Check-In at Hotel Desk for access to water park (Optional)
  • 4:00-6:00: Check-In/Registration
  • 4:00-5:30: FUSE Fun Zone Open
  • 5:30: Leader Meeting
  • 6:00: Opening Session with Worship, Games and Teaching
  • 7:30: Dismiss to Rooms for Small Group Discussion
  • 8:00-10:00: Waterpark
  • 8:00: Check-Out of Hotel (until 9:00)
  • 8:30: FUSE Fun Zone Opens
  • 9:30: General Session with Worship, Games and Teaching
  • 11:00: Dismiss to Free Time (Lunch, Small Group Discussion, Water Park)
  • 2:00: Closing Session with Worship, Games, Teaching
  • 3:30: Dismissal

What’s Included

  • General sessions with live worship, teaching and games
  • Small group discussion materials
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Leader meeting and materials

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Promotional Resources

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Register Contest

Register your group by October 15 and you'll be entered for a chance to win a gift card good towards downloadable curriculum from Three winners will be chosen after October 15.

Downloadable Forms

Medical Release (1 per person attending)
Background Check Verification Form (1 per group)
Budget Worksheet

Online Registration

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