After a great winter break we have had some amazing events already take place in just a few short weeks! With the terrible snow and ice stopping us from having a chapel service downtown, we had an impromptu worship night right in our Student Life Center. What an amazing time of authentic, spontaneous worship!

After our first week of classes for the second semester, a serious break was needed from the culture shock. Friday night all the Resident Teams came together and played a human sized game of “Hungry Hungry Hippos! John’s team won, with Oscar’s team coming in a close second! It was a great way to kick off the second semester.

We are anticipating some great things happening this Spring semester as we draw closer to the Lord and continue to build community. Don’t forget to check out our social media pages for more updates and to see what’s happening at Ignite!

- Justin Hart
Assistant to Student Development Director


Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

Acts 13:3

The mission of LPC Ignite is to educate, train and equip emerging leaders to discover and pursue their Life-Mission. Have you ever heard the two lines: “Timing is everything” or “I love it when a plan comes together”? Well, I am sure we all agree, God’s timing is always perfect, and we love it when His plans and purposes for our lives come together. It is then that we are able to step out into the fullness of that plan.

Meet Tara. 


A senior at LPC Ignite from New Hampshire. She has been a model student, faithful and committed to the worship team, an RA her Junior year and an assistant in our Student Services Department and Global Mission Department. She received her AA Degree, with honors two years ago at LPC Ignite and will graduate with with her BA in Ministry and Leadership through Degree Completion at Life Pacific College in May of this year – again with honors. Even more remarkable than all of that, in just two weeks Tara will be deploying to Western Europe to work alongside refugees.

When we first met Tara almost four years ago, we learned that this wonderful young woman, who became a Christian half way through her high school days, and who had never been on a mission team outside of the United States – felt a nudge and a calling to be a missionary in the Middle East and Central Asia. And she wanted to go right away. Sometimes the best of ideas and plans take time to formulate and prepare for.

Timing is everything. The plan is coming together. This week in chapel we laid hands on her and prayed. We’re sending her off. Tara is on her way! Please keep Tara in prayer and prayerfully consider financially supporting Tara or the Global Mission ministry of LPC Ignite.

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April 6 – 7, 2018

If you are considering Ignite-LPC, then you don’t want to miss this! This is the best way to experience life as an Ignite student. Spring Preview is fast approaching. Registration is FREE for students and pastors if you sign up by March 2, 2018. After March 2nd - $25 per person.

Please visit our preview page for more information.

The Gift That Matters


The Gift That Matters

We are in the season of hope and wonder. Family, friends and colleagues. Time together, memories shared, exchanging of gifts, expressions of thanksgiving. Cognizant of the image of a baby in a manger, the gift from God that matters most.

The greatest gift of all.

For some it has been a very difficult season as well. Friends who have gone to the loving arms of Jesus in our minds many years too soon; relationships that have been strained with only the hope for reconciliation; ministry efforts that remind us unless the Lord builds the house we labor in vain who build it; and the list goes on. We all have had times of struggling and crisis where keeping our eyes on the manger can often be too difficult of a task, losing sight of the Gift that matters most.

As we come to the close of our Fall semester, and near the end of 2017, I am reminded of the many who have supported our small college, the trusting parents who have released their children to come, the commitments to pray and believe with us for God’s provision, the students, faculty and staff who make such a huge effort to build a learning and discipling community and reaching out for the expansion of the kingdom for God. Even with all that is right and good there are times where the focus has been on the horizon, looking for shepherds to come along side of us, and wise men to bring their gifts of gold. I suppose that is true for many of us who are so focused on praying and looking for provision when we need to remember that if we would keep our eyes focused on the greatest gift of all, the shepherds and wise men will be summoned to come along side as well!

Thankful for so much but especially for the gift that matters most. Merry Christmas!

Michael Larkin PhD

Thank you to our financial supporters who have been generous throughout 2017.  You can still make a year-end contribution online by clicking the button below.

Your financial support influences the lives of students like Bethany and Jordan. Read below to see the impact you are making when you give to Ignite-LPC.


Bethany Yeager – Ignite Graduate
Missionary to Costa Rica

Ignite taught me many lessons, and my time there was full of learning, stretching, and growing closer in my walk with God. It has changed me in ways I could not have imagined and prepared me for my ministry in ways I am still learning. 


Jordan Mabe

I chose to come to Ignite because it is a place where I feel accepted and encouraged to walk out the call God has placed on my life. Attending Ignite has given me a thirst to know Him and a passion to follow Him that I have never known.


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for your continued support of Ignite-LPC. May God bless you and your family as we jump into 2018!

Love, The Ignite-LPC Staff

Why Ignite?

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Why I and the church I pastor support
LPC Ignite


The effectiveness of the Church hinges on leaders empowered by the Holy Spirit. If the Church is going to impact our culture and world we must continue to invest in leaders preparing them for the work of the Kingdom. That is why Grace Covenant financially supports IGNITE. We believe it is an investment into the future of the Church as leaders are being equipped through theological training and practical hands on ministry experience. There is no way around it; the health and vibrancy of the Church tomorrow will be determined by the leaders we are investing in and preparing today.

– Pastor Farrell Lemings and Grace Covenant Church


Why I chose IGNITE

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Three years ago, I decided to come to Ignite for college. I had hopes and dreams of being discipled and equipped for ministry, and my parents had hopes and dreams of me earning an accredited degree. Ignite has satisfied all that and more. Coming into my first day at Ignite, I knew I was called to ministry and hoped to travel the world as a missionary. Over the past two years, God has truly clarified and specified my dreams for missions and has used the classes at Ignite to show me what I am most passionate about. I am so thankful for everything I have learned about the Word of God, the Church, and His people. I have had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua not once, but twice with Ignite. Through serving at churches my Freshman year, I met the church I now currently call home and work at as a Children's Pastor. I have had the opportunity to lead and mentor five students through being an RA as a Junior here at Ignite. I say all this to express that Ignite accomplishes its mission statement through the classes, service, and experiences it offers every student who attends. I am so thankful to have been a student at Ignite, and would do it all over again if I had the chance!

- Kylie Mogee


Why we launched IGNITE


In just four months it will be 10 years since the vision for a ministry training institute called Ignite was introduced to the Foursquare Cabinet. With overwhelming support from Foursquare leadership, the first group of Ignite students – almost 30 - gathered in Los Angeles just six months later. Ignite was born.

Why Ignite? More and more high school graduates are choosing to walk away from their childhood faith in Christ and their involvement with the church after heading off to college.1 Additionally, the median age for local church pastoral leadership is getting older. The vision for Ignite was to take the elements of short-term global missions, local church immersion discipleship, and accredited biblical higher education - building a ministry training institute where academics, discipleship, community development and global mission would be the structural pillars. After 10 years we’ve crossed the threshold of maybe we’re on to something. There is no more “maybe” about it.

Why Ignite? We ARE on to something! Something different. Something unique. The elements of biblical higher education with practical hands-on application, and the intentional effort to disciple and equip for serving in the community is rising up a generation of future leaders in the church and for God’s kingdom.

The purpose of these monthly updates is to inform but to also intrigue and spark an interest for your involvement. Unless the Lord builds the house, he who builds it labors in vain.2 In no way can we do this alone, nor will we attempt to. Every effort has been made to trust God, seek God, wait on God while also being willing to step out of the boat and do the seemingly impossible.

Why Ignite for you personally or for you and your church? Do you see the value of accredited biblical higher education? Are you committed to the training and educating of college age young people with the intention of seeing them rise up and lead the furtherance of God’s kingdom? Then we invite you to partner with us. Please pray. We need financial partners, and students called by God with a desire to be kingdom leaders. Please consider how you can get involved with the Ignite – Life Pacific College family.


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Off to a Great Start

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We are off to a great semester. We have a vibrant group of students on campus eager to jump into the “Ignite Way” of learning, serving and growing. We believe firmly that when personal character and discipline is coupled with education and training, the local and global community is greatly impacted. Thank you to our partners who pray for us, our students and our ministry, and to the many who graciously give of their finances in partnering with us in our commitment to keep the cost of an accredited college education within reason. 

We thought we would do something different with this month’s update on LPC Ignite. We are extremely thankful for the incredible leaders God has brought our way and onto our administrative team. We thought you would be interested in meeting them, which in turn will bolster your confidence even more that our students are being led and covered well!

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).

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Ignite-LPC is privileged to partner with people like you. Your financial support continues to equip students to become experienced leaders with a solid Christian worldview. Together, with your help, this partnership is making a global impact. Connect with The Ignite Story: The Impact of Your Investment on Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2017. Contact Shannon Lachance at slachance@ignite.lifepacific.edu for more information.

Meet the Team

Roxanne Larkin – Director of College Services


Roxanne Larkin currently serves as the Director of College Services. She and Mike have a heart for seeing college aged young people discover their God given calling and passion. For over 32 years they have been mentoring and pastoring this unique age group. In her free time, Roxanne enjoys family time on the lake, working in her garden, and exploring new areas in the East.


Liann Fuller – Director of College Operations


Liann Fuller is a native of the NRV area and graduated from Radford University with a B.S. in Exercise Sport Heath Education. She’s always had a passion to help young adults strive for excellence. In her free time, Liann enjoys anything active, being at home with her family, and spending time with friends.


Margie Waldo Simon – Director of College Relations


Margie Waldo Simon is the Director of College Relations for LPC-IGNITE; she’s ordained with Foursquare and a former European Director for FMI.  Margie is also a life long Seattle sports junkie, wife, mother, and animal lover who loves working cross-culturally and internationally.


Shannon Lachance – Director of College Advancement


Shannon Lachance has served with Foursquare Canada for 13 years. Married to Frederic, the couple have 4 adult children and one granddaughter. Having attended several bible colleges, Shannon also received her training as a professional counsellor at Pacific Life Bible College in Surrey, BC, Canada.


Jefferson Jamal Jones – Director of Student Development


Jefferson Jamal Jones is the Director of Student Development for LPC Ignite.He is the founder and lead pastor of Surge Ministries, a unique multi-cultural ministry designed to connect communities and college students.


Rosa Jones – Director of Counseling and Mentorship

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Rosa Jones the Director of Ignite's Counseling & Mentoring Center. She is a wife, mother, pastor, and professional counselor and educator. Rosa and her family love dancing, game nights, and traveling.


Matt Kelly– Music and Worship Coordinator


Matt Kelly brings his expertise in music to the LPC Ignite community as our Music and Worship Coordinator. He also serves as one of the Worship Pastors at Lifeline Church in Princeton, WV. With ten years of experience, Matt has a desire to train students with a passion and calling for Worship.


Ryan Lytton – Director of Academic Services


Ryan Lytton began his education at LIFE East Bible College and continued at Life Pacific College where he graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies. He completed a Master of Arts in Christian Thought from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Ryan and his wife Samantha (also an LPC graduate) have two children, Marshall and Amelia.


Morgan Lazo – Librarian and Fine Arts Coordinator


Morgan Lazo is the Librarian and Fine Arts Coordinator at Ignite. She has her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Azusa Pacific University and is a MLIS candidate at San Jose State University. She is passionate about teaching information literacy and about great art.

Fall Preview RECAP

Do you love TEDTalks? So do we! For Fall Preview 2017 we offered our guests the Ignite version of these productions, called IGNITETalks!

Employing the four pillars of Discipleship, Academics, Community Development and Global as our framework, faculty, staff and students presented sessions, entitled: Love Your God With All Your Mind; The Celtic Contribution to the Church and The Three C’s of Community; What Does the Bible Say About ISIS?; Falling in Love with Missions in the Balkans; and The Discipleship Revolution, to name a few. It was a bulls-eye success!

In addition, we had a Food Truck Dinner, Milkshake Bar, and Coffee House highlighting the amazing musical and comedy talents of our students, as well as the Gaga Pit Championship of the World as part of our games night!

April Update

April Update

Dr. Mike Larkin — "As the semester comes to a close, with graduation, summer plans and development of future strategies on everyone’s mind, it is also time for reflection.  As I was reading Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi, I am reminded of what is really going on with the transformation of lives we’re seeing all around us here at LPC Ignite..."