More than 75 young people gathered at Pascoe Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, to connect with each other and be equipped in their faith journey at the second Ignite held from June 24 to 26. The event is run annually by the North and South New Zealand Conference youth teams, with last year’s event being held on the North Island at Hamilton Church.
This year’s event featured several workshops, a prayer space, a sports evening at MainPower Stadium and many activities designed to facilitate new connections and friendships. Five speakers from across New Zealand—NZ Union Conference discipleship director Victor Kulakov, Tauranga Church associate pastor Hannah Andrykanus, South NZ Conference (SNZ) discipleship director Pastor Sarah-Jane Riley, Orewa church pastor Keli Pepa and Christchurch School chaplain Pastor Lance Boulton—presented engaging messages throughout the weekend.
The event received positive feedback from attendees who expressed they loved the workshops and the chance to go deep into practical topics that helped them to grow in their walk with Jesus.
“Overall, the event did a wonderful job of drawing the young adults closer to God and to each other, equipping and strengthening them in their faith, and providing a space uniquely suited to their needs,” said SNZ young adults director Pastor Jerry Flynn.