For over 100 years, youth had been gathering together for what was called the Ocean City Youth Weekend in Ocean, NJ. This weekend ministered to thousands upon thousands of young people during this time. In 2013, God laid a new vision on the heart of the Greater New Jersey Conference of the UMC to take what was so faithfully laid all those years and build upon it a new movement.
A vision was cast to bring hundreds of local youth groups, regardless of denomination, size, culture, or locale, together from all over the Northeastern United States for one weekend. The vision was to create a space where God would illuminate and inspire the hearts and the minds of today’s youth to be culture-shapers, world-changers, and history-makers for God!
The IGNITE Conference is a movement born out of a true desire to see young people find their faith in God and there, their place in the world to live it out.
IGNITE is more than a conference. IGNITE is a movement with a purpose to IGNITE the faith of the next generation of followers of Jesus Christ through life-changing worship, relevant teachings and authentic community.