Ignite your local campus
Ignite believes the local church is the hope of the world — and getting college students plugged into a local church helps them become even better followers of Christ and prepares them to be leaders in the faith.
We are not a para-church ministry. Rather, we empower and equip the local church to launch and lead life-changing college ministries at their local college campus.
It’s why each Ignite group is sponsored by a local church.
A Church willing to make a commitment to reach students at the local college campus for Christ.
Provides training and resources to help you launch and lead a life-transforming college ministry.
Moves through your group to change the hearts and lives of college students for eternity.
A sponsor church is the life blood of every Ignite group, impacting students from around the world right in their own “backyard”.
A sponsor church takes responsibility of the local Ignite group, helping to launch and lead an effective, life-changing ministry at the local college campus.
You pick a Church Advisor — a staff member or volunteer who takes the reigns of the local group — and Ignite provides training, mentorship, resources, and ongoing assistance to help you reach students with the gospel message.
We’ll help you navigate starting a group, becoming recognized on campus, running effective outreaches, building strategy for your local campus (we don’t believe in a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all way of doing ministry), running large and small groups, and equipping student leaders to do the ministry.
You decide on the best outreaches, formats, strategy, and structure to the group and partner with us to do the ministry of reaching students for Christ.
Ignite empowers and resources churches and students to launch and lead effective ministries at the local college campus. We desire to see a generation of youth, young adults, and university students passionately pursuing Christ in all they do and transforming the world.
Launching a college ministry can be daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start. Ignite provides resources and training to help your church launch a life-changing college ministry.
Launch Resources Include:
Leading a growing college ministry after launch has its own set of challenges. Ignite provides resources and training to help your church lead a life-changing college ministry.
Lead Resources Include:
Not at a place to launch and lead a full blown college ministry, but still want to impact college students with the gospel? Ignite offers other opportunities to spread the gospel on college campuses.
Assist an Existing Group
Our Ignite groups are always looking for individuals and churches who will come along side and help them impact the local campus for Christ. There are a number of ways your church can get involved without having to take on the responsibility of sponsoring a group.
Here are just a few ideas:
If you’re ready to help ignite students to passionately pursue Christ, simply contact your local Ignite Staff member, or shoot us an email and we’ll get you connected!
Every semester, Ignite hosts the Ignite Retreat – a three day event designed to help students have a genuine encounter with God. We believe one encounter with God can change a life, and have seen 100’s of lives changed during the Ignite Retreats.
Ignite does all it can to keep the cost of the retreat low for students — around $60 per person — but for some students, even that is too much.
We made a vow when we started the Ignite Retreats that money would never be a reason why a student misses out on the chance to encounter God — and often need to raise anywhere from $500-$1,000 a semester to cover scholarships.
If you would like to help a student have a genuine encounter with God, one of the best ways is to provide a $60 scholarship (or more) for a student in need. The money does straight to a student in need at the college closest to your church, and is tax-deductible.
Retreat Book Ad
In order to keep the cost of the retreat affordable for students, we look for churches and businesses willing to sponsor the retreat by placing an ad in our Ignite Retreat Booklet. A retreat sponsorship helps cover:
Below are the sizes and costs of ads available:
To reserve an ad in the Ignite Retreat cook, click the button below and send us your name, church / business name, and the ad size you’d like to reserve.
Ignite is on a mission to ignite youth, young adults, and university students to passionately pursue Christ and transform their world.
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