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.
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)
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
In the Summer we invite you to join us for Swim Studies! We will gather at a member's backyard, dive into the pool, & then dive into the Word.
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 2022 to May 2023). 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.
IGNITE Summer Camp at Calvin Crest | July 10-15, 2022
This July 10-15th, join us as we go to Calvin Crest for summer camp! There, 6th-8th graders will enjoy non-stop activities every day and campfire every night where they will interact with God’s Word in a relevant, engaging way. Campers will feel a sense of belonging and form friendships that will last a lifetime!