There is a large gap in the church as a whole today. A gap that is seemingly getting wider and wider with every day that goes by. Statistics tell us that when a young man or woman graduates from high school at age 17 or 18, that we as the church will not see them again until they are in their 30's or even their 40's. By that time "LIFE" has happened to them. They have experienced life-altering events that have left them in a constant state of wonder and disbelief. When they do return to the church it will up to us to "put them back together again." A span of sometimes 15 or 20 years will go by in this generation's life without input from the church at all. These are scary numbers for us when we consider that these are our future leaders, along with our business men and women. What's more alarming is that over 60% of the "twenty-something's" generation says that as teenagers they were actively involved in the church, but have failed to translate that into active spirituality during the early adulthood years.
What are we as the church doing to reach them?
The heart of Pastors Rodney and Adonica is to ignite today's young adults with not only the power of God, but with a strong passion to reach their own generation. Our desire is to see entire college campuses changed with the Gospel and become training facilities for young men and woman of God. We need to train them up to go out and impact this world not only with ministry, but in every area of business as well. While doing this we are creating a close-knit community, committed to passionately loving God, each other, and their city.
At IGNITE we are wholeheartedly devoted to walking intimately with the Lord and living Christ-like lives together.
So how do you get involved? It's pretty easy actually….. just show up!
Come to our weekly IGNITE gatherings for worship, free Starbucks coffee and snacks, loads of people and a talk about shaping our lives around God.
We believe in having fun with everything we do, so keep an eye on our calendar of events in between our weekly gatherings...
For more information, please call Pastors Allen or Kristin at 813.971.9999 ext. 224
See you soon!!!
Tuesday, December 7th @ 7pm: Passion & Purity
Thursday, December 9th @ 7pm: Valor
Friday, December 10th @ 7pm: Ignite Gathering (Christmas Bonfire)