Calling our Campuses back to Christ

 
 
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Ignite Ivy

 
 
His answer was to gather on-fire students from each Ivy League School and from MIT, and He would ignite and bond them together as an army for Himself.

A Note from our Founders

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After a meeting with students in Harvard Square, I laid on the floor and asked the Lord, “What can Jerry and I do? Only five percent of the students in the Ivy League are believers in Jesus, and they make up fifty percent of the world leaders!” 

His answer was to gather on-fire students from each Ivy League School and MIT, and He would ignite and bond them together as an army for Himself. He gave the dates and the place in His answer—what was then called C.S. Lewis College in Northfield, Massachusetts, where D.L. Moody was born and buried. We immediately began the search for on-fire students through our network of relationships, and in January 2011 we had a gathering at the Northfield campus.

We met others each day. We beheld a miracle of love and power as we assembled despite four feet of snow. That weekend started an on-fire youth movement at the Ivy League schools that has come to be known as Ignite Ivy.

Since then, Jerry and I have ministered at these schools several times.

In January of the following year, the Lord said, “Ignite America.” Dick and Dee Eastman invited us to host the Ignite America conference at the Jericho Center in Colorado Springs. 

Seventy-two students, worshipers, intercessors, and speakers gathered there to declare a mighty spiritual awakening on all campuses. On our last night, we spent three hours worshipping, interceding, declaring the Father’s blessing on all the fatherless children in America and calling forth this generation from darkness into His glorious light in the name of Jesus.

In 2013, we gathered again at Church on the Rock in Oklahoma City and the Lord continued His work, drawing students into deeper relationship with Him.

In 2014 we gathered again for Ignite Ivy/America in Shreveport, Louisiana.

For 2015, the fifth year, the Lord spoke to us to have two separate gatherings, “Ignite Ivy” and “Ignite America.” Ignite Ivy 2015 took place at Hope Christian Church in North Haven, CT near Yale. Ignite America 2015 took place at Campbellsville University.

We returned again to Campbellsville in 2016 for Ignite America and moved Ignite Ivy to the winter for February 2017 in Boston.

Students are singing and declaring all over America that another Great Awakening has begun, and we’re watching as they radically serve the Lord, go from place to place to preach the gospel, heal the sick, and bring salvation to the lost.

We hope that you will join us as we seek Him together at Ignite Ivy.

With love,

Jerry & Judy Ball
Breaker of Dawn Ministries 


In the last two years that I have taken part in Ignite Ivy/America, I have been buoyed by a resurgence in my spiritual sensitivity, encouraged by firsthand accounts of transformations among my fellow igniters as well as empowered by heroes of faith who have been more than kind to spend time with us.

To me and to many others, Ignite Ivy/America is a valve, a connection between the overly analyzed physical world with the underrated yet all-important spiritual world.
— Edwin Chui, student participant, Cornell Alumnus

 

What is Ignite Ivy?

 
 

Awakened: Transformational Encounters with God.

Ignite Ivy is more than a conference. Ignite Ivy is about encountering God. When we take the time to shift our attention to Jesus, He transforms us.  You will experience dedicated times of worship and prayer as we encounter the Lord together. We believe that it's not by man's might, nor power alone but by His Spirit that we will walk like Jesus. Be Awakened to life-changing relationship with the Father.

United: Family Connected Across Ages, Denominations & Campuses.

Ignite Ivy is more than a one-time event. Ignite Ivy is a family. You will meet like-minded believers at other campuses and be connected with a wealth of brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers in the Lord who want to stand with you, pray with you and walk with you into the purposes of God. Be united with like-minded, counter-cultural people who want walk in the light of Christ.

Commissioned: Empowerment to Fulfill Destiny & Expand God's Kingdom.

Ignite Ivy is about the nations of the earth. God sends many world changers to these campuses. The family and experience of Ignite Ivy is about empowering you to fulfill the destiny the Lord has for you in finding your place in His grand purposes of the redemption and liberation of all creation. Be commissioned back to your spheres of influence in the power of the Spirit.

 

 

Our campuses are in desperate need of something more. These assemblies of the brightest and the best are starving for truth.


 

The Encounter | FAQs:

 

Why we do hold the Ignite Ivy gathering?

Read Note From the Founders on the Story behind Ignite Ivy. We hold the Ignite Ivy conference because the world and our campuses need a light. God is not done with our campuses! We believe that light for our campuses is found in Jesus. Ignite Ivy gives access to get intimately acquainted with the person of Jesus and walk in the mystery that is Christ in us, the hope of glory.

What is the gathering about?

The Ignite Ivy Experience is a gathering and sending point for students from influential campuses to come together and be transformed by the power of God. There is deep prayer, worship, connection with one another, declaration of the word of God and demonstration of the Spirit and power of God.

Who is warmly welcome to participate?

Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Campus Ministers of the Key Campuses are all invited. In addition, if believers of all ages who would like to stand with the students are welcome. This year, residents of the Boston area and students from New England are invited!

When and how regularly do we hold the Ignite Ivy gathering?

The Ignite Ivy gathering usually happens about annually but we are subject to the leading of the Lord in where and when to host. This is the Lord's ministry.

Where were past events?

2011: Northfield, MA | 2012: Colorado Springs, CO (Ignite Ivy/America joined) | 2013: Oklahoma City, OK Ignite Ivy/America joined) | 2014: Shreveport, LA (Ignite Ivy/America joined) | 2015: North Haven, CT | 2016: (Only Ignite America) at Campbellsville, KY | 2017: Boston, MA.

 

 
 
I could not create an excuse to keep from attending Ignite when I was invited. Despite not knowing what to expect, I was blessed immensely. I talked with people I had never met as though they were kin! I obtained deeper insight into the body of Christ in hearing the different challenges and perspectives my brothers and sisters have.

I do not know what God did in me at Ignite, but it is certainly the beginning of a great season for me. I feel that I now truly comprehend what it means to be redeemed, to feel an urgent need to pray and worship, and what it is to wait on the Lord. Going to the conference was definitely worth it.
— Jonathan Garcia-Mallen, student participant, MIT
 
 

 
 


Speakers & Worship Leaders


Jerry & Judy Ball | Founders Breaker of Dawn Ministries

Jerry and Judy Ball are founders of Breaker of Dawn Ministries International, Ignite Ivy & Ignite America. Their calling is to Israel, America, college and university campuses in the United States, with emphasis on the Ivies where 50% of the world leaders are educated. Married for 56 years, they have 18 (and counting) in their family that include children, spouses, and grandchildren who love the Lord. They have been full time ministers for 21 years, have traveled to all continents, to all the Ivy League campuses and many campuses across America. They have taken 32 ministry trips to Israel and have been members of America's National Prayer Committee for 15 years.

Jerry had a full 4 year football scholarship at Wake Forest, was a "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities" and has a MA degree from Chapel Hill Carolina. Judy was an English teacher for the gifted, was English Teacher for N.C. and was also an administrator teaching expressive writing from K-College. She survived a deadly brain tumor 20 years ago and she and Jerry have been on every continent and all states since then preaching, praying, worshipping and spreading the Father's blessing and God's love.


2018 Speakers

Pastor Adam Mabry | Aletheia Church

God has taken the Mabry family on amazing adventures and through some pretty tough challenges. For five years, they labored alongside a great team to plant two new churches in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. In 2010, Adam and Hope moved to Boston to begin work to plant Aletheia Church. Fueled with a passion for God’s truth and grace to permeate all areas of society, Adam is honored and excited about the task of pastoring.

He holds an M.A. from Reformed Theological Seminary and a Th.M. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He writes frequently for Every NationNewChurches.comThe Gospel Coalition, and on his own blog

He is the author of Life and Doctrine, Church Forward, and a few other books and publications.

He currently lives in Boston with his wife, Hope — an amazing photographer, full-time educator, and mom extraordinaire. They live with their four children, Alanna, Nora, Cole, and Wyatt.


Chris and Ishtar Gleason | Revolution 

Chis and Ishtar Gleason have been married for almost ten years and are blessed with two precious children, Royce and Ilaria.

Their overriding desire and goal is to develop and equip people to be “Grounded in His Word and Empowered by His Spirit.” Chris and Ishtar desire that every believer begins to understand and walk in the power and authority they have in Christ Jesus allowing the power of the Holy Spirit within them to be released so that the church can walk in the supernatural.  

Chris says: “If we can help people to grab a hold of God’s plan for them and equip them to walk in it, we believe we will have been obedient to what God has called us to do and to be.  It always comes down to one simple yet extremely difficult command, 'Hear, Listen, and Obey.'  Will I choose to follow Jesus no matter the cost?”

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 has become their philosophy of ministry and desire, “When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.  For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.  I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.  My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.”

So, what does that mean? After nearly twenty-four years in Pastoral Ministry with almost ten years of church planting in Southern California, Jesus called Chris and Ishtar to leave it all and move to Boston to pastor a church in Cambridge, called Revolution. They have been in Boston for the last eight and a half years.

Chris describes the experience as “a journey of joy and pain, success and failure but above all things, a journey of obedience.  We are a “church without walls,” following the Holy Spirit to stand where He calls us to stand.   Currently this means we meet in a Mexican restaurant in Harvard Square in Cambridge, being the Church in the Marketplace.”


Pastor Eric Michael Teitelman | House of David Ministries

Pastor Eric Michael Teitelman is Hebrew follower of Yeshua and an ordained bi-vocational pastor with the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently oversees the House of David Ministries—a Hebraic itinerant teaching and worship ministry focused on building the Kingdom of God by bringing Jewish and gentile Christians together as one new man in Christ Yeshua (Ephesians 2:14-16). He and his wife Kim live in Haymarket, Virginia. Kim was also raised Jewish and follows conservative Judaism.

Pastor Eric was born in Chicago to Jewish Ashkenazi parents, and raised in Bat Yam, Israel for much of his childhood. He holds both U.S. and Israeli citizenship. While living in Israel he attended Yeshiva Aderet, an orthodox school for rabbinical studies. He later returned to the United States to study Civil Engineering.

In 2002 after reading the New Testament, Pastor Eric received Yeshua as His Lord and Savior, and shortly after was baptized in the power of the Holy Spirit. With a firm knowledge of Old and New Testament scripture, and a deep understanding of Jewish culture and rabbinical writings, he brings a unique Hebraic perspective to his teachings. He also leads prophetic worship with an acoustic guitar, singing both contemporary Christian songs and Hebrew Psalms.


Kamran Yaraei | K S Ministry

Kamran Yaraei is a former Shiite Muslim from Iran who came to America through a series of miraculous events. Kamran speaks from his heart connection with God, intertwining his conversion testimony from a Shiite Muslim to a lover of Jesus! Many world leaders agree that his message is critically important in helping the church and beyond understand the times in which we live.

His first book, Food for the Heart, is fast becoming a classic devotional favorite with 111 life-changing message bites full of hope, faith building meditations, depth, character, and passion.

Kamran currently has a satellite show titled ‘Lessons in Love’ airing through Network Seven, (Iran Alive Ministries), out of Dallas, Texas. The show has roughly 8-10 million Farsi speaking viewers including Iran, Northern Africa, Afghanistan and more. Thousands come to the salvation and love of Jesus Christ monthly through these shows.

Here are some links to Kamran’s testimony:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwKJ5oyMZwk

 http://www.charismanews.com/culture/46125-watch-muslim-man-converts-to-christianity-with-passion-for-christ

 https://www.youtube.com/user/Kamranyaraei


Jason Hubbard | Light of the World Prayer Center

Jason Hubbard’s heartfelt desire is be an extravagant worshipper of Jesus and an anointed deliverer of men.

Jason have been married for 25 years to his wife Kristie. They have three beautiful children!

Jason holds a Doctorate in Discipleship from the Talbot Theological Seminary. Previously, he was employed as the Associate Pastor of Prayer and Bible at Christ the King Church in Bellingham, WA. Currently, Jason is the executive director of Light of the World Prayer Center. The center’s mission statement is to “Exalt Jesus, through united, day and night, prayer, praise,  and worship for Global Harvest”

For more information visit: www.lowpc.org


DOUGLAS L. CARVER | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CHAPLAINCY, NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD

Doug Carver is the Executive Director of Chaplaincy for the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board. He is a retired U.S. Army major general. An advocate for the religious liberty of service members, veterans, and their families, he oversees the professional and pastoral support to 3800 Southern Baptist Chaplains who minister in various institutional settings in the United States and around the world.

Prior to joining the North American Mission Board, he was the Army’s 22nd Chief of Chaplains (2007-2011), leading and serving over 2900 chaplains supporting the religious and pastoral needs of our 1.2 million soldiers and families.  Chaplain Carver has served at every level of the Army, from platoon to the Department of the Army Staff. At the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, he served as the senior military chaplain in the combat theater of operations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in religion from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.

An ordained Southern Baptist minister, Chaplain Carver has pastored churches in Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia. A native of Rome, Georgia, he and his wife, Sunny, currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Niko Peele | Ignite Movement

Niko Peele is the founder and director of Ignite Movement, a collegiate prayer and evangelistic organization that help mobilize students and campus leaders to build communities of prayer and catalytic gatherings on their campus. Niko is passionate about seeing a generation awaken to who they are in Jesus and joining their passions and skills with action to see cataltytic change in the world.

Based out of Raleigh, NC Niko travels around the world championing what God is doing in this generation and calling students and young-adults into a lifestyle of intimacy with the Father and brave love to change the world around them.

Niko Peele
www.nikopeele.com
www.ignitemvmt.com


Adelina Garcia | Harvard University

Adelina Garcia is a senior program manager at an education nonprofit in the Boston area, where she supports education, business, and government leaders in developing and implementing rigorous career pathways leading to high-wage, high-demand jobs. Before going to Boston, she worked to improve college access and completion among low-income, first-generation college students in Washington State, assisted two senators in the Washington State legislature, and served as a public policy fellow in Washington, DC. Adelina is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her life was transformed at a student-led bible study and she began to pursue a life aligned with biblical principle.  Ignite has played a pivotal role in helping her understand her identity as a child of God, develop and practice spiritual giftings, and grow in intimacy with God.  In addition to working full-time, she enjoys discipling other women and ministering to college students. 


Christie Jiang | Princeton University

Christie is a recent graduate of Princeton University. She went on the Ignite Ivy trip to Israel this past summer, and she is currently working in campus ministry at Princeton. She is very excited to attend the Ignite Ivy conference for the first time and to share some of her Israel experience with you!


Yasmin Pierce | Columbia University

Yasmin is a graduate of Columbia University, where she studied Political Science. Starting with a passion to work through missions in conflict zones and failed states, she was immediately encountered by God in her first weeks at Columbia about the need for the Gospel to go forward on America's university campuses. As a student, Yasmin and her friends empowered and trained their peers to preach the gospel and they saw record numbers of students saved and encountering Jesus at Columbia. At the end of her undergraduate years, Yasmin met the Circuit Riders, who have answered a call to catalyze gospel movements across college campuses. After 2 years of empowering and training students to host evangelistic gatherings across the Northeast, Yasmin eventually moved full-time to the Circuit Riders hub in Huntington Beach, California. Here, she met her husband Michael Pierce, who similarly had been leading and training students to universities across the South from Lee University. Together, Michael and Yasmin are now regional leaders of the Circuit Riders evangelistic Carry the Love tour. Every year, they see over 7,000 students gathered and hundreds saved. This tour culminates in a month-long national summer leadership training, where students get trained in passion points like media and marketing, business, catalyzing citywide gatherings, music, and how to use these passions for gospel movement. 

Yasmin has a passion for students to be empowered as missionaries to their campuses. She and Michael also carry a passion for Jesus' love to bring healing to conflict zones, and they maintain close friendships with missionaries who are working in warzones like Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While Michael and Yasmin invest wholeheartedly into empowering and reaching students in America with the gospel, they are also working toward discipleship initiatives in developing nations.


Worship Leaders

The primary worship team through the weekend will be student participants who indicate interest in serving. All attendees who desire will have the opportunity to join with the worship leaders in leading worship. Please indicate interest on the registration form!


Joe Salzano | Cornell University

Joe Salzano is deeply committed to the prophesied restoration of the Tabernacle of David through the equipping of this generation as a Holy Priesthood and dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.

Joe Salzano has been a professional musician and composer for over 40 years.  In January 2000, he received Jesus Christ in an upstate N.Y. rehab and was set free from lifelong addiction to alcohol and drugs and miraculously healed of a fatal liver disease.  His life since then has been dedicated to teaching music and inspiring others to worship God with passion, integrity and freedom.  

Salzano is on the faculty of the Cornell University Music Department as Jazz Saxophone/Woodwinds Instructor.  In 2012, the Lord opened a door at Cornell for Joe to offer a weekly Christ-centered 'Worship Workshop' devoted to raising up, training, and releasing worshipers seeking more of God.  Salzano has worked with notable Christian artists such as: Don Potter, Martin Smith, JoAnn McFatter, John Patitucci, Julie Meyer, Caleb Quaye, Dr. William Edgar and frequent member of the Steve Swanson Worship Band.  

Joe has partnered with Judy and Jerry Ball, Ignite Ivy and Ignite America in training young Christian musicians and organizing student-led worship teams.  His passion is to see people connect with their purpose and destiny in Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.


For more information, contact:

Joe Salzano, 116 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
Email: josal@truevine.net
Phone (607) 319-9867


Claren & Nancy McQueen | Artists of Faith Music

Claren McQueen and his wife, Nancy Howard McQueen, serve around the world in a ministry of worship and teaching on Biblical principles and the Hebraic roots of Scripture.   Claren lived and worked in Jerusalem for twelve years where he taught history and geography of the Bible at the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies. He led worship in two local congregations and for the International Christian Embassy.  Nancy is a harpist, composer and artist who paints from a visionary perspective. Their heart is to see God’s people worship and intercede in abandon, like how King David did. They desire to see God’s people be made ready to be conduits for the Holy Spirit to flow in this generation, and thus prepare the way for the Lord to come.


 
 
 
 

Ignite Ivy 2018 Schedule

(Subject to adjustment)

february 15-17, 2018

lorimer hall at tremont temple, Boston, MA 02108

Meals will be served at tremont temple

 

Thursday 2/15

7:00-7:45 PM Welcome, Psalm 91 Blessing and Communion: Jerry and Judy Ball, Founders of Ignite Ivy

7:45-8:30 PM Worship: Joe Salzano, Claren & Nancy McQueen & Ignite Worship Team 8:30-9:15 PM Niko Peele - Founder & Director, Ignite Movement

9:15-10:00 PM Adam Mabry - Pastor, Aletheia Church

10:00-10:45 PM Ministry Time and Worship

Friday 2/16 Topic - Evangelism, Prayer & Intercession

Morning:

8:30-9:00 AM Worship and Reading

9:00-10:00 AM Bethany Temple, Co-Pastor, Hilltop Church Boston and Justice House of Prayer (JHOP) Boston

10:00-10:45 AM Biblical Israel- Eric Teitelman, Pastor, House of David Ministries

10:45-11:15 AM Testimonies from Passages Israel Participants

11:15-12:00 Noon Ministry Time and Intercession

Afternoon:

12:00-12:45 PM Lunch

1:00-1:30 PM Worship

1:30-2:30 PM Heart Issues, Walking in Victory: Chris and Ishtar Gleason, Pastors, Revolution Church

2:30-3:30 PM groups

3:30-4:00 PM Teaching on Intercession – Judy Ball

4:00-5:00 PM Intercession for Campuses with Jason Hubbard, Director, Light of the World Prayer Center

Evening:

5:30-6:30 PM Dinner

7:00 PM: Psalm 91, Communion and Blessing – Jerry & Judy Ball

7:30-8:00 Worship: Joe Salzano, Claren & Nancy McQueen & Ignite Worship Team 8:00- 8:30 PM - Yasmin Pierce, Circuit Riders and Ignite Alumni (Columbia University, ’11)

8:30-10:00 PM - Kamran Yaraei, KS Ministry

10:00-10:45 PM - Worship and Ministry

Saturday 2/17 - Topic: Thine is the Kingdom, Thine is the Power, Thine is the Glory

Morning:

8:30-9:00 AM Worship and Bible story with Jerry Ball

9:00-10:00 AM Jay Bennett, Entrepreneur, Chairman of National Christian Foundation

10:00-10:30 AM Prayer

10:30-11:15 AM Major General Doug Carver, Army Chaplain and Ignite Chaplain

11:15-12:00 Noon Ministry Time and Intercession

12:00-12:45 PM Lunch

Afternoon: 

1:00 Worship with the Lord's Prayer

1:15- 2:00 PM The Kingdom is in You: Righteousness, Peace and Joy - Jeff Thampy, Kelsey Karys and Adelina Garcia, Boston Area Professionals & Ignite Alumni

2:00 -2:45 PM Thine is the Power: Miracles - Mark Bristow, Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church

2:45-3:30 PM Thine is the Power: Holy Spirit- Jason Hubbard, Director, Light of the World Prayer Center 3:30-5:00 Ministry Time

Evening:

5:30-6:30 Dinner

7:00-7:15 Worship: Joe Salzano, Claren & Nancy McQueen & Ignite Worship Team

7:15-7:40 Testimonies of Ignite Alumni: David Bjanes, Chad Meis, Clinton Scroggins, Adelina Garcia

7:40-8:30 Worship

8:30 -10:00 Daniel Piedra Soto, Levite Mission Ministries, Costa Rica

10:00-10:45 Ministry Time and Worship (There will be time for prayer for physical healing.)