Ignite Opportunities

Opportunity placement through Ignite

J.H. — Youth, Administration & Associate Pastor

Interests/passions:

My passion is with youth and education. I would love an opportunity to be involved with youth or young men within the church. But further, I want to teach in some aspect (i.e. preach or lead small group). In addition, I want to learn the administrative side of church. My long-term goal is to run my own non-profit providing the practical needs for people. With this dream, it would be beneficial if I understood the administrative aspects of church. 

Needs:

I would need housing and transportation to be provided. I would prefer a paid internship but I do not need to be paid. Spiritually I will need support wherever I am sent. In the past, I have become depleted and spent after my internship because I was not being fed. I need to be a part of a small group where I am receiving and strengthening myself in Christ.

Experiences:

I will graduate with my Associates degree in General Studies in April. I am going to be pursuing my Bachelors in Leadership and Ministry from Life Pacific College. Farther into the future, I hope to get my MBA. I was a teacher at UrbanPromise Wilmington last summer where I taught Bible for 6 weeks, 4 days a week, to over 70 kids. I led the 5th and 6th grade group at the Foursquare Convention in Los Angeles last year. Next year I will be serving in the role of an on-campus Resident Adviser, leading a small group of guys.

I can provide energy and life to a church. I love the Lord with passion and everything I do is with reckless abandon. I am wonderful with kids of all ages and I have a gift for teaching.  

J.S. — Youth & Children's Pastor

Interests / Passions: 

I enjoy community and the church has always been home for me. I have been passionate about youth for over ten years. I have experience and enjoy working in worship and children's ministries. I have the desire be involved with outreach ministries in whatever position I go into. My heart is to reach the lost and disciple people to love God more and better understand what they believe.

Needs: 

Coming out of school, I will have student loans. With that being said I won't have a lot of money so I will need help. I do not mind getting a second job to support myself. The more the church can help me the better. If I was put in charge of a ministry, I would love to have a committed ministry budget because I will not have much to give myself. I need to be growing and maturing in my relationship with Christ.

Experience: 

  • AA in general studies (Ignite–Life Pacific College)
  • Enrolled in Degree Completion Program via Life Pacific College receiving a BA in ministry and leadership.
  • I interned in 2015 for Ignite, which consisted of assisting with youth camps. I preached at two of the camps and lead worship for a couple of them. I led small groups at most of the camps. 
  • I have experience in worship both here at Ignite and my home church. This involves leading as well as being part of the team. I also have experience on the administrative side - printing music, contacting members, and coordination with the pastor. I am acquainted with a click track and MD (Music Director).

T.H. — Worship & Missions Pastor

Interests / Passions: 

The passions that the Lord has given me are missions and worship! I would love to live in another country working in the church (or help plant one), learn the language, immerse myself in the culture and support the ministry in anyway. However, I am open to any place the Lord would have me. I enjoy worship- which I sing, working in youth, and serving in kids. My heart is for unreached people groups and those who don't know the truth, my heart is to see people have the opportunity of the revelation of Jesus, specifically in the MENACA region of the world! I also love languages and teaching!

Needs: 

I would desire full time work and be completely devoted to ministry, however I understand if only part-time hours are available, I will then need to work another job so I can pay off my school debt and weekly expenses. I would need housing help, whether with a pastor, a congregation member, or in a shared apartment.

Experiences: 

I have an AA. in General Studies with a Biblical emphasis. I have worked at various summer camps, babysitting, being a full-time nanny to three kids under the age of 8, one with special needs, working at a daycare for 2 years with ages 6 months to 12 years old. Serving experience in homeless ministries, Feeding America, elderly care, festival set up and clean up, farming help, children outreaches. I have been on 5 missions trips in the past 2 years, to Mexico, New York City, Nicaragua, Los Angeles, and Kenya. Also I plan to get my certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language this summer online, and will be entering a degree completion program to obtain my bachelors in Ministry and Leadership from Life Pacific College this coming fall.

A.M. — Children's, Youth & Associate Pastor

Interests/passions:

When thinking short-term, I can truly say that I have a heart to do anything in the church. Growing up in the church I was exposed to every area of ministry whether that was me being a part of the youth or children’s ministries or whether that was helping out with missions teams and ushering. As for long term I hope to be in the missions field, bridging the gap between cultures. I know God is preparing me for the missions field even now, so the experiences I gain now will help me attain that passion of mine.

Needs:

I would need housing, some type of payment depending on if I will be able to have a second job with the position. I would like for the position that I step into not to have a time frame, but would be flexible with me, allowing God to move me or keep me there. I would like for the church to give me the opportunity to become licensed through Foursquare as well. 

Experiences:

I have received my AA degree in General Studies with a Biblical emphasis. I am also currently in my junior year here at Ignite working on my BA degree in Ministry and Leadership through LPC—Ignite. At my home church,  I was working in the youth ministry, children’s ministry, dance and drama ministry and I helped out in the missions department. With Ignite, I have had the privilege of being a part of a small worship team, children’s ministry, youth ministry, hospitality, small group leader, administration and usher/greeting. Being at Ignite, the one thing that has been ingrained in me is to be flexible and to serve where there is a need. 

S. S. — Children's Ministry

Interests/Passions

I am passionate about children because there is such an opportunity for ministry with children. They believe that they can be anything they want, and I want to encourage them in a positive way to keep reaching for the highest potential that they can; to not give up. The adolescent stage is critical because that's where they begin to become the person they will be - character wise. If I can help them have a good character and teach them to be ethical, as well as give them a godly foundation, then that's what I want to do.

Long term, I want to counsel women and children in sex trafficking because I feel passionate about that. I want to make the people around me more aware that sex trafficking isn't just a thing in other countries, but that it happens here in America. I think that churches also should be more aware of it and find an organization that helps making sex trafficking aware and help them out in any way possible. I would really enjoy helping a church with that and setting up some sort of contact between the two.

Needs:

I am looking for a paid, part-time position in a church or ministry. I will need a place to stay, and possibly help with transportation. I am looking for an internship that will help me build my experiences towards my long-term goal of counseling. 

Experiences:

I am currently working on my Associate's degree through LPC–Ignite and will be graduating at the end of this semester. After that, I plan on getting my Bachelor's degree through Life Pacific College. I have served in children's ministry at Hagerstown, MD for a summer internship and I have helped out at kid's camp. I will be an asset to your ministry because I love children and I love finding their potential and helping them achieve it. 

C. S. — Youth Pastor, Small Group Leader, Non-traditional Ministries

Interests/passions:

I am interested in working with youth, young adult ministries, and the development of young leaders. I also have a passion for working in small groups, Bible studies, and non-traditional ministry. Long term, I would like to be a counselor, specifically in the area of young adult marriage.

Needs:

I am looking for a part time position, around 20 hours a week. This will allow me to have another job as well. If the church could provide a stipend, that would be great. If not, perhaps help with housing or food. I would like to have a yearlong commitment then be able to reevaluate after that initial year. While I am there, I would also like to be licensed through Foursquare.

Experiences:

I am currently working on my AA in General Studies here at LPC—Ignite and will graduate at the end of this semester. Then I am planning to pursue my Bachelor's degree in Social Work online through Liberty University beginning this summer. I have interned at Refuge West Church in Marietta, GA for two years and worked with many of their ministries. I have directed a young adults service for a year and a half in Inverness, FL at Real Life Fellowship. I have been involved in several international ministries through mission trips and living in Rwanda, Africa while attending high school during the time my family were missionaries there. 

C.D. — Youth Pastor

Interests/passions:

I wish to work with youth and young adults primarily. I would love a chance to work with and one day lead groups to see the growth and plan God has in their lives to change the world. I wish to work with any outreach ministry from the church and hopefully include the youth and young adults for outreaches and also any missions. I believe serving both inside and out of one's community is vital and I wish to continue working in it beyond my time here at ignite in the form of outreaches and mission trips, perhaps getting a chance to lead in these aspects as well.

Needs:

I am looking for a full time job that I could commit to, but would not be against being bi-vocational if necessary. If working part time, I am hoping for any assistance in housing in any way. I'm also looking to go through the licensing process and to be in my next ministry position for several years, to grow and learn from those over me.

Experiences:

I am finishing up my Associates degree this year and look to start on my Bachelors degree in leadership and ministry through Life Pacific College and their Degree Completion Program. For the first year of this program, I will need to be on Ignite's campus. In this time I will be working with the school as either a small group leader or as an intern. At Ignite I have served in a number of different aspects such as cleaning, working grounds, serving in soup kitchens and in churches Sunday mornings.  I have had the privilege to work in kids ministry, usher/greeter position, even preaching a sermon on a Sunday morning. I have done similar things before Ignite at my home church, including working with and helping lead the church's youth group.

I would be a great addition to any church or ministry because of my trainabliity, my work ethic, and my experience and training for ministry that I have received during my time here at Ignite. I am not just open for being trained and mentored but I am searching it out. During my time of preparation at LPC—Ignite, I have kept in mind that I am training for ministry and serving others. With such great leadership and education I have had, I have built up a solid base to go out and build upon. 

L.D. — Children, Youth & Worship Ministry

Interests/passions:

I would like to a part of children's and middle school - youth ministry, as well as worship ministry. If I had to pick one or the other, worship ministry would definitely be the one that I am more passionate about. If there are any positions that have to do with community outreach/development, missions work, intercultural ministry, and discipleship, I would absolutely love to get more experience in these areas! Thinking long term, I would like to be involved in international mission work in the medical field, as I am studying to be a nurse. I know that God has called me to love the less fortunate by facilitating healing not only physically and mentally, but also emotionally and spiritually. The Lord has really given me a heart for East African cultures, so I would love to gain ministry experience in that area, but I am not limiting myself to learning and loving ALL people of any culture!

Needs:

I would like a stipend and housing commitment so I can be better invest in my areas of ministry. However, I plan on still getting a job to support myself and be involved in the community I live in. If given a pastoral position, I would love to get my licensure through Foursquare as I feel that it would be useful to have with my long term plans. If I would be the leader of a ministry (e.g. youth ministry), I would like to have a committed ministry budget so I would not have to pay for everything out of pocket, but can still invest in my ministry. 

Experiences:

I received my AA in General Studies with a Biblical emphasis through LPC—Ignite and am currently working on a Bachelor's of Science - Nursing from Radford University. Currently, I am serving at Ignite as the Worship Intern as we as a Resident Advisor for students. I have experience in children's ministry, nursery, and youth ministry both through my home church and through Ignite, in local churches as well as abroad on mission trips. I also had the privilege to co-lead the planning and implementation of the "tweens" program for the 2015 Foursquare Convention. I think my experiences and my passions would be an asset to a church/ministry as I enjoy organizing and administrating, and have such a big heart for the health of the church. In any area of ministry I serve in, I know I would give everything I can to maintain or better the health of a ministry/church and that the Lord would teach me something valuable in the process. 

C.B. — Youth Ministry & Administration

Interests/passions:

I would like to work with youth ministries, especially with summer camps. I have a passion for the organization and administration of summer camps. I also enjoy being able to be a part of the ministry that happens at camp. I am not sure what my long term ministry looks like, but I would like to be placed under a pastor that is wiling to invest in me and teach me more about discipleship. I also enjoy hands on learning by practicing discipleship, personally and to others. 

Needs:

I am looking for housing to be provided. However, I would like the ability to have a second job, so that I may cover my own expenses. A salary or stipend would be appreciated. Having a spiritual mentor who is willing to step up and be my mentor is important to me. I have a lot to learn and I strive to be teachable. I am good and quickly filling in where needed, but I would like to learn more about being a solid member and leader of a church.

Experiences:

I am about to graduate from LPC—Ignite with my Associates degree. Being a part of the Ignite program I have done a significant amount of community service hours. I am flexible in what I can do and what I can learn. I have worked in sound, children's church, youth, nursery, hospitality, food pantry, outreach projects, dramas, and administration. I have found that I work best in sound and youth. 

B.Y. — Missions & Associate Pastor

Interests & passions

My biggest passion is for overseas missions and outreach. I also have a passion for Biblical education, teaching, and discipleship. I am skilled in and enjoy administration work and am looking to continue my training in that position as well. Mostly, I am looking for a position in the church that will continue to stretch me in my abilities and my training. I am willing to serve in most areas of ministry and am willing to learn whatever is necessary for those positions.

Needs

I am looking for a paid, part-time or full time position at a church. If it is a part-time position, I will need the freedom and opportunity to find a secondary part-time job. I am looking to pursue missionary training and opportunities to serve outside of the country, so I will need freedom in my schedule to pursue those opportunities that God brings me. I am looking to be licensed as a Foursquare minister in my next ministry position.

Experiences

I have graduated from the Ignite Program with my Associate’s Degree in General Studies, and also have graduated from Life Pacific College with my Bachelor’s degree in Ministry and Leadership. At LPC-Ignite, I have served as a Resident Advisor, Ministry Leader, Missions Team Leader, and an intern in the Ignite Offices, doing administration, coordinating events, and planning mission trips. I have experience in dramatic arts and the audio/visual aspects of worship ministry. I am currently interning in Nicaragua this summer, working with a church down here, assisting the pastors, working with Compassion International, helping receive short term teams, and planning events for the church. I am in the process of learning Spanish as well.