Ignite Junior High Ministry
Welcome to IGNITE Jr. High Ministry (7th and 8th grade)!
Hello, my name is Meagan Bergem, Director of Jr. High School Ministry at FPC.
Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus who IGNITE their faith to pursue deeper relationship with Him and fully surrender their lives to worship God.
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; for indeed our God is a CONSUMING FIRE.” (Heb. 12:28-29)
As a part of a Great Commission Church, Jr. High Ministry’s desire is to equip students in Basic Bible and Discipleship. Helping students build a solid foundation of understanding the Bible and how to discern what truth is in their daily lives. We value being others focused and challenge the youth towards Outreach and Evangelism. It is our prayer that students will grow in their relationship with Jesus and Surrender their whole life to God. Our hope is Jr. High IGNITE is a safe place to belong, be known and ultimately realize you are fully loved by God.
Equipping and supporting Jr. High parents is important to us. We know the impact of our ministry would be greatly limited without partnering with parents. Parents are the primary influencers of their children (even teenagers!!). We desire to come alongside parents in caring not only for their child but their whole family.
During the school year, we meet in Room 102 from 6:30pm-8:00pm on Wednesday evenings. Wednesday evenings consist of connecting with each other, playing a game, celebrating birthdays once a month, worshiping by singing, and an interactive Bible Study where we dive deep into God’s word not to just learn cool things -which happens- but to be changed and made new through God’s Spirit.
During the summer we are on break- instead come at 9:35am and participate in "Connect Time" between service with the whole church community. Starting August 19th we meet in Room 102 from 9:40am-10:45am. Look out for the room with couches and music jamming. D-Groups (Discipleship Groups) will begin Sept. 16th at the Santa Cruz Retreat, we are open to new people joining us! The first Sunday of the month is a time of food and fellowship where a few students share testimonies of what God is doing in their lives. The following Sundays we meet in D-Groups where we seek to intentionally grow deeper in relationship with Jesus as his disciples in a wholistic approach- spiritual, mental, physical, social and sexual. We desire IGNITE to be a safe place for students to ask hard questions and wade through the messiness of life with the hope and truth of Jesus.
Camp Sibling Discounts
We offer a multi-sibling discount to families with multiple students who plan to attend FPC sponsored camps.
The discount goes as follows:
2 Students ($50 per family off the total cost)
Each additional Student ($50 off the total cost)
Example: A family has a 4th grade student and a 7th grade student both going to summer camp the family will receive $50 off the total cost.
June 20-August 8: Summer Swim Studies Weds Nights 6:15pm-8:15pm @ the Wood's home (739 E Buckingham Way Fresno, CA 93704). Invite your friends, come swim and study God's Word with our awesome Summer Staffers!
June 30: Ignite Summer Event #1. Details coming soon!
July 8-13: Summer Camp @ Sugar Pine, registration here!
July 21: Ignite Summer Event- Day Hike in Yosemite. We will meet @ the Habit Parking Lot (off of Friant) at 8am to depart, we will arrive back in Fresno around 8pm. Wear good shoes for hiking, sunscreen and hat. Bring a friend, food for snacking and lunch, lots of water, money for dinner ($10), a sweatshirt or parka would be good too. Please RSVP for this event by July 18th so we can arrange drivers.
July 29: Your very own youth director, Meagan Bergem, formally invites you to enjoy Brunch at her home (4832 E Butler Ave Apt G Fresno) 11:30-2pm. Come play games, enjoy food and fellowship with one another! Potluck style brunch by last names: A-H muffins/pastries, I-P egg casserole/yogurt, Q-Z fruit/juice. We will carpool from First Pres to Meagan's and parents can pick up from there.
August 3: Ignite Summer Event #3. Details coming soon!
August 8: Last Summer Swim Study 6:15-8:15pm!
August 19: Sunday Mornings Resume 9:40am-10:50am in the Ignite Room @ FPC.
September 5: We launch IGNITE's Fall Semester with a Dance-Off competition through a Just Dance Tournament. Prizes awarded for the best themed costume, as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! We are meeting @ FPC 6:30-8:30pm. Bring your friends for a fun night of dancing, food, and fellowship. Cost: Free!
September 12: Ignite Wednesday Night Youth Group Begins @ FPC 6:30-8:15pm
September 14-16: Ignite Santa Cruz Fall Retreat. More Details & Registration to Come!
Registration & Medical Release Form & Scholarship Application, click here.