Ignite is the BUV’s Multicultural Youth & Young Adults Conference. Like most events this year, we’ve had to adapt and bring things online! Though our Ignite crew couldn’t meet in person, we were still keen to gather online to encourage each other in our journey with Jesus.
We tried to capture some of the vibe and atmosphere of what it would have been like if we had met in person! We danced with an online K-pop dance tutorial (Korean pop, for those who don’t know!).
We enjoyed eating and challenged each other on who could make the best gourmet instant noodles. We were encouraged through stories, from keynote speaker Jon Owen (Pastor & CEO of Wayside Chapel), sharing his own discipleship journey. We enjoyed amazing music, through Fatai, who brought her songs of encouragement. We were blessed by our own Ignite crew who shared their musical gifts and talents and testimonies. And we were able to laugh, participate in fun games, and pray together in small groups.
Some of the positive impact of the conference were:
“Ignite challenged me to follow Jesus and call out injustice”
“Ignite made me appreciate the faith and multicultural aspects of my life and the world even more!”
“One of the things that stood out from Jon Owen’s session was when he said ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’. It makes me think about the people around me, and who I want to learn from to grow in life and faith. It makes me think about who I currently am and who I want to be.”
We’re looking forward to when we can gather together in person again, but for now, we are encouraged that God continues to move, inspire, and ignite our faith even through computer screens!