Welcome to FIREWEED Park Ministry. We are definitely excited you have chosen to commit to coming alongside the ministry work here in Alaska to share the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This ministry is all about meeting people where they are in life and Sharing the Hope of Jesus Christ with people that don’t know Jesus, Encouraging those that have a relationship with Jesus and Connecting people with local churches where they can worship and grow.
Currently we serve in two parks in Eagle River, Alaska – Town Square Park and Schroeder Park. Town Square Park is in the heart of Eagle River and is the center of community family activity on beautiful Alaska afternoons when families come out to enjoy the clean crisp air with a view of the majestic surrounding mountains. Since Eagle River is so close to JBER (Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson) this park is a favorite of many local military famlies. Schroeder Park is only a few blocks from Town Square, but it is a uniquely different park. This park is known as a hang out location for local teens and a favorite for those that love Frolfing. What’s Frolfing you ask? Frolfing is what we used to call Frisbee Golf and this park has a fun Frolfing course. Starting Summer 2017 we will also serve at Eagle River Elementary School in the school yard serving the surrounding neighborhoods.
Teams will partner with us throughout the summer months and are all linked together in building relationships with and serving the community. As part of one of these teams you will receive training to share who Jesus is using the Wordless Book. You will also be trained to share an Evangelistic Bible Lesson with curriculum from CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship). The curriculum used throughout the summer gives the kids in the park an overview of the Bible from Creation to Today’s Church.
We know God is going to do something amazing this summer with you, your team and the collection of teams. We also know there will be spiritual battle. Please prepare your heart to be strong in the Lord and put on the Whole Armor of God. We would not send a soldier to the battle field without giving them the proper weapons and the best protection. Make NO MISTAKE! When you step out on the mission field in your local town, your state or the outer reaches of the world, you are entering a battle field. Be prepared to Stand!