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Ignite Church

posted on April 26, 2011, under Church by

by Abdiel Falcón

The idea for Ignite began when a few young people from different churches in South Florida saw the need for a church in Miami that related to everyone—especially those who were not in church or had left the church. The idea was simple—begin a church that was casual, modern, and Christ-centered. Basically, we wanted a church that made it a little easier for people who knew nothing about Christ to attend and feel relaxed while receiving God’s Word.

The core leaders met at a local Cold Stone Creamery ice cream shop to exchange ideas and thoughts, and we left with excitement in our hearts to show the city of Miami about God. We spent a few days praying that God would lead us in the right direction and that this new church would be guided by Him and Him alone.

The next step was to get the support of an Adventist Church, so Pastor Fidel Falcón and West Dade Spanish Church were asked to give their support which they were happy to do. Then, we began to pray that God would show us a location for Ignite. God answered that prayer within 24 hours.

Likewise, prayer was offered to obtain funding for needed equipment. Within two weeks, God provided the necessary funds to purchase everything. Advertisements were placed through the web site at myignitechurch.org, Facebook, and 90.9 Life FM Radio to announce the grand opening scheduled for December 4, 2010.

On the first Sabbath, 81 people were in attendance, including a large number of people who were not attending church. A month later, Ignite began its children’s program called Seekers. The children are able to praise, learn, and worship in a positive, fun environment that also includes participating in sign language with the Praise and Worship Team once a month.

The missions department has been working hard at giving back to the community. On December 26, 2010, the church spent the afternoon with migrant workers and their families in Homestead, Fla., and presented them with 150 collected blankets. The video is on YouTube: http://youtu.be/kf-rm3zTNGQ

Ignite has continued to grow with more than 100 in attendance on a recent Sabbath. The Praise and Worship Team has been asked to play at numerous events, and we are working on a couple projects in the community that include the Ronald McDonald House.

God has been so good to us. God has had His hand over this project from the beginning, and He will see us through. Please pray for us so that we can be a light in Miami and tell the city about God.

Ignite’s Mission
To prepare God’s people for the Kingdom Life and proclaim to all people the everlasting gospel in a modern, contemporary atmosphere.

Ignite’s Vision
To proclaim to all people the everlasting gospel of Jesus in a modern, contemporary atmosphere through teachings and music that will inspire, educate, uplift and motivate. To provide a place to nurture new and old believers in a casual environment and to connect to God first, then to the rest of the world.

 


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