Over the past year, our team has been praying for the opportunity to start an Ignite group at another campus in the area. Just a few days ago, that prayer was answered.
On August 31, 2011, we had the privilege of launching a new Ignite group at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, IL. This new group is headed up by Ignite Coach, Jordan Knight, a youth and college pastor at First Presbyterian Church. Jordan had lead a bible study at Sandburg for two years and was ready to see something new and dynamic to reach students.
Ignite was able to have a table at Sandburg’s Fall Festival, handing out free snacks and water, along with information cards on Ignite and free Ignite magnets. We had 24 students sign up to join Ignite Sandburg, not counting the 10-12 students who were already involved for the group launch.
The Ignite Sandburg group was mentioned in an article about the Fall Festival in the Register Mail. You can read that article on the Register Mail web site.
It was great to see students at Sandburg so passionate about reaching their school, and we’re looking forward to seeing all God will do at Carl Sandburg College.