I'm really looking forward to Ignite this year. For the new-to-New Life or the non-New Life'er, Ignite is New Life's annual one-day training conference for our church. Throughout the day there are various sessions and work-shops helping people to be better prepared for serving in ministry. We mention every Sunday that New Life has 12 locations throughout the Chicagoland area, but there's an amazing spiritual depth that we get to participate in when people from all 12 locations come together for one purpose: how can we together be better for Jesus and our city? Last year's Ignite was the first large event I'd attended for the church. I remember calling Jeannette on the way home to say, "this is the church we need to be a part of." It's a time for us to celebrate, it's a time for us to become better at what we do, and it's a time for us to expand the vision in our hearts for Chicago.
If you can be at Ignite then you need to be at Ignite! Mark down the date!