Stettler Alliance Church was transformed into a musical venue, the only difference being that it was gospel music and Christian songs that were being played as the community poured in from 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8 to participate in Ignite.
“It is a time when we look forward to give our prayers to Christ and is a place where people from various churches can come together and worship,” said associate pastor Tyler Ans. “I see Ignite as a time of unity, a time of fellowship and a time of re-igniting that passion for God for all that He has in store for us, no more just sitting back and being comfortable, we need to be comfortable about being uncomfortable.”
According to Ans, the church is often seen as a place that people go to once a week and sometimes it can be out of tradition, a place to go, have a coffee, visit with friends and listen to someone talk.
“But where did that ‘fire’ go, the fire for Christ,” said Ans. “We typically tend to be lukewarm but God asks us to be on fire for Him, to dig deeper in our relationship with Him as He desires the very best for us, that’s what this night is about, stepping out of the box and simply reigniting our relationship with Him.”
Ignite is an evening of two to two-and-a-half hours of worship with times for reflection and prayer.
“Throughout the evening we also had a prayer team who could pray for anyone that would like prayer,” added Ans. “We played various songs from Bethel Music, Hillsong, Rend Collective, Chris Tomlin and more.”
There was a cross right up front where people were encouraged to put their prayer requests, struggles and praises.
“It was powerful seeing various people and their families come together and give their prayers to the cross,” added Ans. “It was such an amazing night, I’m looking forward to the next one, God has huge plans in store for Stettler and surrounding areas.”