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Whole: Ignite Retreat

November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
$45 - $75
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Whole. In a world where brokenness, insecurity, shame, and emptiness abounds, it’s hard to imagine being made whole. We’re all broken. We all struggle with insecurity and sin and shame. We all have areas of emptiness.

But God’s plan and desire is to make us whole. Complete. Full.

Discover what it means to journey through the insecurity, emptiness, and shame, to find Jesus extending healing and wholeness to your deepest brokenness.


The Ignite Retreat is unlike any college student retreat you’ve ever attended. Held at a retreat center nestled in the woods in West Central Illinois, everything about this retreat is designed to help you have a genuine encounter with God — whether by being challenged in the sessions, hearing God during worship and prayer, building relationships and getting advice from other students over meal times, or in your one-on-one time with God, we guarantee you will experience a new level with Him. College students and young adults from throughout the West Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa regions come together for a weekend — and leave changed.


6:30-7:00pmIgnite Retreat Check In
7:00-7:30pmOpening Session Jason Vana, Ignite Founder
7:30-8:30pmSession 1: TBA / Andrew Wingo, Campus Pastor, Northwoods Community Church
8:30-9:30pmWorship & Prayer / Cody Rogers, Worship Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel Davenport
9:30pmFree Time
9:30-10:00amWorship & Prayer / Cody Rogers, Worship Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel Davenport
10:00-11:00amEl Shama: One Truth About God’s Voice / Rachel Witzig, Missionary & Former Ignite Monmouth Student Leader
11:00am-12:00pmTime of Silence
1:00-2:00pmBreakout Sessions:

  • Get Angry at God / Eric Vogel, Former Student Leader, IVCF Knox College
  • Broken Together / Miranda Hallmark, Former Student Leaders, IVCF Knox College

2:00-5:00pmFree Time
7:00-8:00pmSession: Revealing the Brokenness / Jason Vana, Founder, Ignite Student Ministries
8:00-9:00pmWorship & Prayer / Ian Smith
9:00pmFree Time
10:30-11:30amSession: Process of Pruning / Jason Vana, Ignite Founder
11:30am-12:00pmClosing Devotion / Jason Vana, Ignite Founder
1:00-2:00pmPacking / Cleaning


  • Bedding (sheets, blanket, sleeping bag) for a TWIN size bed
  • Pillows
  • Clothes
  • Towel / Wash Cloth
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant)
  • Necessary medications (Ignite does not provide medications)
  • Shoes and Slippers/socks (Walking trails are muddy and outside shoes are not allowed beyond the entrance way)
  • Shoes for hiking
  • Shower Sandals
  • Coat / hat / gloves, if appropriate
  • Bible
  • Notebook or Journal
  • Pen or Pencil
  • iPod/MP3 Player
  • Favorite Games and/or Movies for Free Time

We have a rule here in Ignite: never let money be the reason why you don’t have an encounter with God. Scholarships are available to help you offset or completely cover the cost of the Ignite Retreat. Simply indicate on the registration form that you need a scholarship, and we’ll be in touch to get you covered.

The Ignite Retreat is best experienced in full. However, we know sometimes that’s just not possible. Let us know on your registration form that you can only make part of the retreat, and we’ll let you know the cost for the time you’ll be there.

The Ignite Retreat is open to high school seniors, college students, and young adults up to age 24.

You can pay online when you book your registration (the best option to receive discounts!) or make a check out to Ignite or bring cash to your local Ignite group to pay.

No Ignite group at your campus? We’ll send out instructions via email when you register.

God often shows up in our lives when we disconnect from everything else and pursue Him. If you fully engage during the retreat — be involved in the sessions, worship fully, share with others, spend time with Him — you will hear God in some way.

Carpooling is available from each college campus. When you register for the retreat, we will connect you with the carpooling group from your school.

There’s a field on the registration form that asks about food allergies and dietary restrictions. Simply indicate any allergies or restrictions when you register and we’ll make sure the food is safe for you to eat.



Start: November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Cost: $45 - $75
Event CategoryRetreats
Venue Name: Camp Summit
Address: 3321 57th Ave
New Windsor, IL 61465 United States

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Phone: 309-464-5656
Organizer Name: Ignite
Phone: 309-333-0263