Ignite 217 seeks to mobilize the Body of Christ to transform the region by the power of the Holy Spirit.
First, we week to gather the believers in the 217 area for prayer. We know that the prayers of the righteous have power and so we gather to lift up prayers for our government officials, our church leaders, schools, businesses and families.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Secondly, we believe that there is power in our corporate worship. When the Body of Christ in the city & region comes together worship Jesus and magnifyHis greatness, things happen!Mountains move and demons tremble at the mention of His name. We believe that the Lord inhabits the praises of His people.
Third, we believe in serving our city. The city should feel the impact of the believers in that city. We seek to mobilize worshippers to serve communities and impact every sphere with His love and power. Transformed people transform people.
Church Unity - Romans 15:5-6
Reconciliation - 2 Corinthians 5
Businesses - Isaiah 41:10
Love for our city & 217 region -
James 1:19, Psalm 141:3, Mark 11:22-24
Renewed Focus & Perspective -
Love for one another -
Mark 12:31, Leviticus 19:18, Luke 6:27,
Matthew 19:19, Romans 15:2
A CITY ON A HILL CANNOT BE HIDDEN
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
Kimm Cowan, Kim Robinson, David Ndembe, and Morgen Mosley
Ignite 217 was birthed in Decatur, IL in 2019 during a meeting at The River Coffee Company. Ignite was birthed, not by man or woman's plan, but by God. He has orchestrated the hour and direction of Ignite 217. This is our peace, and this is our map - HIM. His words and directions lead us to Ignite the 217 area with His fire & His love. God pre-orchestated the meeting between Pastor David Ndembe and Mrs. Kim Robinson, along with Mrs. Kimm Cowan, that day. Both Pastor Ndembe and Mrs. Robinson have a relentless passion to see the citizens of Heaven gather together to pray and worship over this city and 217 region. God 'knitted' the dream and passion together to form Ignite 217.
Pastor Ndembe and Mrs. Robinson have been involved in ministry with the Lord for decades. It is their mission to bridge the gap between denominations, race, and equality throughout the city and 217 region. Their dream can only be realized by every church, institution, houses of prayer and individuals, coming together to simply pray to and exalt the Name of Jesus in powerful worship.