SPARK is creating a movement for all ages to rise up in faith and be a light to the world called #BETHESPARK! At JOYCON 2018 on Saturday, September 29th, we will be kicking off our movement and presenting the 5 steps to #BETHESPARK through spoken messages and music!
Click "play" to see all the inspiring artists and presenters that will be sharing their talents and messages at JOYCON 2018.
Come join us at JOYCON! If you like upbeat, inspirational music that you can dance to, you'll love our songs! We mix uplifting lyrics with Pop music for a sound that's positive and energizing. We also sing powerful devotional ballads and invite you to sing along!
For a limited time, you can use discount code "JOYREP" at checkout for $5 tickets to JOYCON! Bring friends and family for an unforgettable night! All ages and faiths are invited!
While editing our YouTube channel on an iPhone, we accidentally deleted our newest music video, "Wonder." In a flash, thousands of views (and hundreds of dollars spent promoting) WERE GONE, and Google wouldn't restore them because we hadn't reached a certain status yet. The regret was REAL. Several thousand views are nothing for some, but for us fledgling creators, they were everything, and we hoped to build on them to prove our credibility (because our worth is based on views--JK).
We then re-uploaded the video, and tried to regain our numbers, but we had already promoted heavily in the ways we knew how so the new views only trickled in. Our beautiful, expensive music video just sat there on our channel, with minimal views, looking pathetic. (How embarrassing.)
HERE COMES THE SILVER LINING
Somehow, despite a meager view count, the adjudicators of the Utah Music Video Awards still found merit in our creation and selected it to win the BEST SONG AWARD! Camille and Melissa (pictured above with that adorable trophy), delightedly accepted the award on behalf of all of the Spark members (and our sound engineer, McKay Crockett and videographer/editor, Nick Sales). This story is proof that JOY truly does come after sorrow. (Keep reading below.)
BUT HERE'S THE REAL MORAL OF THE STORY
Losing video views doesn't mean much when compared to real-life pain and sorrow. Several of our group members have experienced the life-shattering loss of close family members to suicide. Others have experienced different types of losses, tragedies, and challenges (maybe just as painful). YET if you watch our "Wonder" music video, you will see authentic smiling faces and glowing, happy spirits--and this begs the question, "How can that type of JOY be experienced by these members despite their suffering through extreme loss and pain?"
The answer is given in a hundred different scripture references, but this one is all-encompassing "...In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John:33
Even in our trials, we know that the pain will end and that everything will be made right again because of Jesus Christ. All we have to do is love him, follow him, and try in every way to be like him. Jesus Christ is the source of true JOY.
WE CAN'T KEEP IT A SECRET
Granted, in our PC world, it can be intimidating to talk or sing about inspirational subjects, but don't we want everyone to know where to find JOY? For the past 2 years, SPARK has been sharing the message of JOY through Jesus with our music. At first it was scary to sing about Jesus (especially in our upbeat, not-so-traditional style), but we found out that people LIKE IT and relate to it! Old people, young people, people in the church we belong to, and people not in our church, have loved our high-energy songs and heart-felt messages about Jesus and about the love He has for everyone. We've received many comments from people expressing that they felt encouraged and happy after our shows.
This has brought us so much happiness, that we want to share our music and messages about Jesus and JOY with more people! That's how JOYCON (short for JOY conference) was born. Spark is co-producing the event because we want to fill big spaces with lots of people who come together to learn and laugh and unite in singing about what brings true happiness in this life and beyond.
JOYCON IS A NEW INSPIRATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR ALL AGES! This event is for individuals, families, and youth groups who want to learn the secrets to happiness, success, and well-being from top motivational speakers and inspirational artists. Bring friends of all faiths to experience life-changing messages, music & fun! See more details on Facebook by clicking here.
everyone is invited
If you want to find JOY or want to come and feel and express JOY, JOYCON is your place. It's just $10 (so we can pay for a comfortable venue with lighting effects and great sound), but if you need FREE tickets, or discounted tickets, WE CAN HELP! Just drop us a direct message on Facebook @joyconlive or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our songs and messages are applicable to all Christian faiths, so bring friends that need JOY!
And now, if you've read this far and you like what you've read, please help us spread JOY by sharing this blog post from the link you clicked on, OR share the JOYCON poster from our facebook at this link: (the long caption gets shortened when shared) https://www.facebook.com/1136251806531251/posts/1153182854838146/
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON SEPT. 29TH at JOYCON!
What is JOY & where does it come from?
John 15:11 tells us that a full joy comes only through Jesus Christ. Joy is a condition of great happiness coming from obedience to Christ's teachings. The purpose of mortal life is for all people to have joy.
SPARK is thrilled to be "repping joy" at JOYCON on Saturday, September 29th! We will be singing inspirational, upbeat songs set to pop/EDM music that will make you want to sing and dance along. We will also sing devotional ballads that are passionate and full of love for our Savior--and are especially powerful as audience sing-alongs. Come and experience our joyful music that will literally move you!
JOYCON is an inspirational conference for all ages! Come learn the secrets to true happiness, success, and well-being from top motivational speakers and inspirational artists. Bring friends of all faiths to experience life-changing messages, music & fun! Featuring Clint Pulver, Spark Singers, McKay Crockett, Noelle Bybee, MILANA ROCKS & more!
Meet THE Joyreps
JOYREP: (noun) 1. Someone who uses their talents to make the world a happier place. 2. An influential person who helps to promote JOYCON. 3. A public figure who participates in JOYCON to make it epic!
COME SEE THESE JOYREPS ONSTAGE IN THE PRESHOW AT 6:30 PM & ALSO DURING THE EVENT! THEN CATCH THEM IN THE LOBBY FOR THE MEET & GREET AFTER!
Nick Sales (Pre-show host), Jordan James, Patch Crowe (Beyond 5), Tanner Jay Myler (Beyond 5), Myler Music, Spencer Gentry Myler (BYU Vocal Point alumnus), Lauryn Judd (The Voice), Allie Gardner, Aimee Vargas, Aimee V Concerts, TORCH family music, Scott & Ryceejo and more!
Please TELL A YOUTH LEADER ABOUT JOYCON
JOYCON is for all ages, but especially for youth! The messages and music at JOYCON are applicable to LDS and other Christian faiths, so the youth will feel comfortable inviting friends. We have a pdf for youth leaders with information about JOYCON. Email us and we'll send it to you! email@example.com
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ENJOY THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS!