IGNITE Jr. High Ministry

WELCOME to IGNITE - We desire for Jr. High Students to become disciples of Jesus who IGNITE their faith to pursue deeper relationship with Him and fully surrender their lives to worship God.

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; for indeed our God is a CONSUMING FIRE.”   Hebrews 12:28-29

Our Philosophy of Ministry

As a part of a Great Commission Church, IGNITE Jr. High Ministry’s desire is to equip students in basic Bible and discipleship, helping students build a solid Biblical foundation and discern what truth is in their daily lives. We value being others-focused and challenging the youth towards outreach and evangelism. It is our prayer that students will grow in their relationship with Jesus and surrender their whole life to God. Our hope is that Jr. High IGNITE is a safe place to belong, be known and ultimately experience the deep and personal love of God.


Parent Information

Equipping and supporting Jr. High parents is important to us. We know the impact of our ministry would be greatly limited without partnering with parents. Parents are the primary influencers of their children (even teenagers!!). We desire to come alongside parents in caring not only for their child but their whole family. In hopes of connecting with your family, I am inviting myself over for dinner. The hope is to build good communication and support as we learn about one another so we can best partner in the discipleship of your students. Feel free to text me, Meagan Bergem (5599163470), to set up a time.

Making sure things are clearly communicated is an important part of ministry. Events are announced during Bible Studies followed with a postcard in the mail. You will find details about events on the Upcoming Events tab above. There is also a private Facebook group where photos and information can be found. The parent emails through MyFPC include important dates and details as well. If you need assistance with signing up on MyFPC click here. We are partners with you in discipling your children and hope to provide you with support so you are better able to build your new adolescent child into a faithful believer in Christ. 

Meet the Youth Leadership Team: 














Ani Abajian, Anthony Sidney*, Ben Wiele, Robbie Ellis, Diane Vaccaro*, Lisa Tauszik, Katherine Radke, and Koby Johns* (*not pictured)

Gathering Times

Check us out on our Instagram page for in person get togethers for lessons, fellowship and encouragement! IGNITE Instagram  You can follow us and stay up to date on our Facebook page as well! IGNITE Facebook


Wednesday Nights

Our Wednesday night program is hosted in person 6:30-8PM on FPC Campus. We enjoy playing ping-pong and group games before jumping into our weekly Bible Study lesson. This year we have wrestled with the important truths of God's love and grace found in Isaiah. Join us as we continue to pray and seek to follow Jesus with our whole lives. 


Sunday Mornings

Discipleship groups (D-groups) are meeting regularly on Sundays after the Modern Church service (noonish). Our Youth Leader Diane Vaccaro leads our Junior High Girls D-group and Anthony Sidney & Ben Wiele lead our Guys D-group. If you are new with us or your not sure of your teens D-group, email Meagan at mbergem@fpcfresno.org and she will be happy to help you connect. 


Annually Complete Registration & Medical Release Form 

Click the above link to complete our annual permission slip form. This form is required for students to participate in all CE (Children & Youth) events during the year (June 2021 to May 2022). We need one per student. It automatically submits to our office. 

Camps & Events Scholarship Application

Click the above to apply for a Scholarship to assist in attending one of our Christian Education activities. First Presbyterian Church is committed to the spiritual growth and support of those who desire to participate. Please use this form to request financial assistance for your student(s) to participate in activities that incur costs such as camps or retreats. It automatically submits to our office.

*Camp Sibling Discounts: We offer a multi-sibling discount to families with multiple students who plan to attend FPC sponsored camps.

The discount goes as follows:

2 Students ($50 per family off the total cost)
Each additional Student ($50 off the total cost)
Example: A family has a 4th grade student and a 7th grade student both going to summer camp the family will receive $50 off the total cost. 

Student Leadership IGNITE Application

Use this form to apply for a student leader position within Jr. High Ministry. We believe that Jr. High students are the next generation of leaders, who have gifts that can be used today! Student leaders will be invested into for one school year, with the expectation that they will assume a deeper ownership of the youth group culture and ministry.

Youth Leaders Application

Use this form to begin the process of becoming a volunteer ministry leader with our Ignite youth group. The overall goal of our student ministry program is to create an atmosphere in which every student may be touched in a very real and relevant way with the message of Jesus Christ. Our program will strive to create fresh, exciting, and personal presentations of the Gospel, and work to disciple every student. We believe this happens by partnering with a team of volunteers who minister to Jr. High students alongside the Ministry Director and parents. 

Special Events

 Winter Camp 2022! 

Winter camp is back at Sugar Pine Christian Camps!  Feburary 18-20. Cost is $239 with sibling discounts and scholarships available. Register Here