Ignite Church Planting
Ignite is a church-planting ministry located in one of America’s greatest population centers. Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland portion of Northeast Illinois is home to over 14 million people. It is also the home to millions of unchurched people.
Ignite is a grassroots association of individuals and independent churches committed to planting new churches. We are not tied to any formal denominational structure beyond a loose network of like-minded, independent congregations. Our work is supported by hundreds of congregations and thousands of individuals who voluntarily contribute to our task.
Ignite Church Planting is a single purpose ministry. Christians can be involved in many good works, but none as basic as evangelism—the preaching and teaching of the message and the life of Jesus for the purpose of bringing people to a personal and eternal relationship with God. All other ministries either lead to or rest upon this foundational work.
Ignite has demonstrated through decades of faithful service that the best way to impact a community is to plant a local church that will not only reach un-reached people but will also reproduce itself. This basic belief has led to Ignite church planting church philosophy. Every new Ignite church will reproduce itself not only in a local setting, but through the planting of daughter churches.
The primary focus of a new Ignite is unchurched people.
Our aim is to plant churches consistent with Restoration Principles. While there might be many varied opinions what this means, we mean churches that preach Jesus alone as the only Savior and the New Testament Scriptures alone as the final authority in matters of Christian faith and practice.
Ignite is committed to doing whatever it takes to plant a church that will reach people for Christ for over 100 years. Ignite legacy is that in Chicagoland and NW Indiana today, 2 out of every 3 people who attend a Christian Church/Church of Christ attend a church started by the Ignite.