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Vision

 

"Not just changed for a day but transformed for life."

Ignite Youth is dedicated to gathering, raising up and sending out a new generation of Catholics who are on fire for Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, formed in the faith and centred in the Eucharist – young people living their Catholic faith with dynamism and passion to reach out to their world with the life of the Gospel.

We believe in real-world evangelisation; revealing Jesus Christ through a ministry of authentic relationships. By engaging young people where they’re at and empowering them to use their God-given gifts, our goal is to see young people not just changed for a day but transformed for life.

Ignite Youth is a ministry of Emmanuel Community, drawing together a network of youth leaders, schools, groups and individuals who share a common vision to communicate the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. Using contemporary culture to engage their hearts and minds, our dream is to spearhead a new evangelisation of our nation and pave a way for the Church of the future.

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Passionate

The experience of new life in Jesus is something that energises us to reach out to others with enthusiasm and dedication.
 

May the world of our time… receive the Good News not from evangelisers who are dejected, discouraged, impatient or anxious, but from ministers of the Gospel whose lives glow with fervour
— Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi 80
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Innovative

Using contemporary methods and expressions in the arts, music and media, we communicate in a language that engages the emerging generation.

Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News… will resound in new ways across our increasingly technological world
— Benedict XVI, May 2009
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Catholic

As members of the universal Church, we live out our faith in the practice of the sacraments, commitment to Catholic teaching and mission to our world.

By professing the same faith, we stand firm on the same rock, we are transformed by the same Spirit of love, we radiate one light and we have a single insight into reality.
— Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei 47
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Authentic

Through a ministry of genuine personal relationships we meet young people where they are at with understanding, love and acceptance.

The present century thirsts for authenticity… Young people have a horror of the artificial or false and are searching above all for truth and honesty
— Evangelii Nuntiandi 76
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Animated

by the Holy Spirit

Central to our ministry is a personal encounter with Jesus Christ and an experience of the the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit.

 
The Holy Spirit is indeed the principal agent of the whole of the Church’s mission
— John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio 21