Spoke Folk is a ministry passionate about living and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through biking, music, and community, Spoke Folk trains youth how to be missionaries in their daily lives.
Every year Spoke Folk holds several 12-day tours of up to 30 participants (15-20 years old) and 10 adult counselors (21+ years old). These people, from different places all over the country, encourage one another, grow in faith together, and become like family on tour.
Each tour begins at a home church, where the group completes four days of training. During training, the group practices music, prepares puppet shows and skits, takes training bike rides, and begins to bond as a group. After these four days, the tour is ready to share their program with the congregations they visit and the love of Jesus with the people they meet.
Once on the road, the tour bikes around 40 miles each day to a new host church. Support vans transport luggage and equipment and provide snacks and water support. While participants typically bike in small groups, the entire tour eats a picnic lunch together halfway through the day.
In the evening, the tour shares their music program with the host congregation. After the performance and spending time in fellowship with the congregation, the tour takes time for worship and discipleship training focused on four spiritual habits (prayer, being in the Word, alone time with God, and engaging in a discipleship relationship). This happens through large group devotions, small group “family time,” and individual time with the Lord.
Although a Spoke Folk tour ends after just 12 short days when the tour arrives back at the home church, the community of Spoke Folk continues off tour. Lifelong friendships that encourage faith in God are often formed through Spoke Folk. If you are a follower of Jesus, we hope you’ll consider joining us on an upcoming tour.