IGNITE STUDENT MINISTRIES

What is Ignite all about? The mission behind the name is to 'ignite' a passion for God, for others, and for reaching the world. It is a call for students to deepen their faith by becoming more like Jesus. 

The goal is to create an environment where students aren’t merely attending Middle School Ignite or High School Ignite, but where the Holy Spirit can set a fire (Ignite) within each student a desire to have a closer relationship with Jesus. We also want them to find community within their peers where they can experience fellowship and accountability. Among these things, we want the students to go and make disciples in their friend groups, sports teams, and schools!


We partner with parents and the whole church to minister to youth in grades 6-12 by building relationships, studying the Bible, discussing faith-related topics, and serving together.  

Our youth programs provide a space for students to learn and grow in their faith with one another.

All students are welcome, and we hope to see you there!


Scroll down for more information about our weekly schedule, programs, trips/events, and forms.  

You can also contact the church 252-637-4022, 

or email Jacob Hardin at jhardin@garberumc.com for more information. 

Overview of Programs


  • Sunday School

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  • High School Ignite

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  • Confirmation

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  • Middle School Ignite

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Ignite Student Leadership Team

This will be a team of students (grades 9-12) who will come together once a month to discuss future events, the status of Sunday and Wednesday nights, and student involvement within Ignite Student Ministries. This is a high level commitment group, and those who are signed up are expected to be present at each meeting. The first meeting will be October 30th at 4:00pm. As student leaders, you are also expected to meet the expectations below as closely as possible. This is YOUR student ministry, and this team will help emphasize that!


Click on this link to sign up:

 https://forms.gle/zW9HD8pD9a6Zq8Bf9

Ignite Dinner Sign-Ups

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Letters of Love

This is a part of the student ministry that was started by a student in Ignite. When you sign up, you will be assigned and connected with a Senior member of Garber Church that is shut-in, or that could just use a friend to talk to. You will then be able to write back and forth as pen pals. The hopes of this ministry opportunity is to further strengthen intergenerational ties between students and older members of the church! Sign up with the link below: 

https://forms.gle/WtDt9w89dusihWDQ6