A celebration of ceremony

Recently at Ignite we were all part of a very special event where five people from our community were baptised or reaffirmed their baptisms. We had a fun trip to the beach, watched our friends get dunked and heard their stories. But it wasn’t just a nice day to give you a warm and fuzzy []
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Have you got the time?

I’m sure you don’t feel too busy, right? You have plenty of time for everything you want to do? You’re on top of it all, right? What’s that you say? You don’t feel like that? Well, it’s hardly surprising, I think it would be tough to find someone who does feel this way. We all have []
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Worship Inspired by Pixar

Recently at Ignite we played not one but two kids songs, back-to-back. Can you believe it? The songs were I’m gonna jump up and down and Nothing’s too big big big. They are lively, upbeat songs with simple words and energetic actions. As a worship team we’ve been wanting to incorporate more and more different []
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Fear

This week is the lead up to Halloween and lots of people will be watching scary movies. Personally, I don’t enjoy them but I know some people do. I think they can watch them because although they’re scary, it’s a way to experience fear without consequences. There is no real threat, once the events of []
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Happy Birthday Autumn Soul

Last weekend Autumn Soul, a Christian youth event, celebrated it’s 20th year. The event takes place in Bangor, Co. Antrim. It’s organised by the Irish Methodist youth department and is their biggest event with over 400 young people attending. I attended and volunteered at Autumn Soul throughout my teens and early twenties. This year I []
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What we can learn from a small town in Pennsylvania

Malcom Gladwell starts his 2008 book Outliers, with a story about a small town called Roseto in the Apennine foothills, southeast of Rome. At the end of the nineteenth century, groups of Rosetan people started emigrating to America. They found jobs in a slate quarry in Pennsylvania. Over the years more and more Rosetans moved []
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Get to Know You: Graham

1. Tell us about yourself. I grew up on a farm in Kilkenny in a family of 6 consisting of my parents Edwin and Joy, my older sister Jill, younger brother Colin and my twin sister Emma. The Harper family is quite big with a large concentration in Kilkenny. There are Harpers in all the []
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Headphones

How to listen to our podcast

One of my favourite features of the new Ignite Network website is the podcast. It’s a great way to catch up on talks you’ve missed or just want to hear again. What’s make it even better is with all our modern internet connected devices, listening is easier than ever! What is a podcast? Simply put []
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