Why Ignite?

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WHY IGNITE?

Monthly Update

Why I and the church I pastor support
LPC Ignite

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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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OFF TO A GREAT START

Monthly Update

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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..."