The Ignite programme is a leadership training course, where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together each week to grow in their own relationship with God and be equipped with the skills needed to share the good news of Jesus with the world around them.
JMC hosted the year-long programme for 2 years, from 2014-2016. Then in 2016 it moved to Tynedale, running in Prudhoe Methodist Church for two years and Haydon Bridge Methodist Church for 2018-2019. From September 2019, the programme is being held on Monday evenings at Hexham West End Methodist Church, Hexham.
Ignite takes you on a journey to be ignited. It is all about our encounters with God – in worship, in His word, in one another and as we share what we have learned with those around us.
The Ignite programme runs over a 10 month period, with a session each week. There are three semesters, with a half term break. The session usually consists of worship, two talks, group discussion and some ministry time, with a coffee break. In addition to the small groups, which meet during the course of the session, each Ignite student may be assigned a mentor for the year. The mentor helps the student reflect on and apply the skills they are learning.