Who We Are


IgniteUS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The ministry is Christ-centered, evangelical, Protestant, trans-denominational and kingdom-focused. Our processes are principle-driven and Biblically based. We have strong convictions in the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, believing that churches should produce disciples, not warehouse saints.

We are non-traditional and, at times, politically incorrect. We believe that disciple-making takes precedent over personal and social agendas. We are committed to truth and excellence in all things, and we practice intentional and disciplined stewardship. We are not driven by money or the need for income; our staff members have other means to support their families.

We do not believe that “one size fits all,” and we do not believe that the IgniteUS process – a leadership development journey which varies from pastor to pastor and congregation to congregation – is right for every church. It is not for the impatient or the faint of heart.

IgniteUS is a virtual organization with staff members and mentors across the country to better serve the breadth of America’s churches. Our staff members are current and effective pastors, who are experienced with transitioning churches into healthy disciple-makers.

Review our core values and statement of faith to learn more of what we believe.

Our Staff
Our staff members are current pastors who have experience with transitioning churches. They have chosen to be a part of the IgniteUS ministry because of their firm belief in the church’s role in making new disciples.

Our Name
The name IgniteUS communicates our desire to re-ignite the flame of passion for disciple-making among today’s churches in America. We intend to inspire and challenge, while also communicating humility (we, too, at IgniteUS need the flame of God within us). The supporting verse, 2 Timothy 1:6 supports this.

The tagline “Rekindling leadership in America’s churches” further reflects the vision and mission of IgniteUS. It is through leadership development that we hope to arouse today’s churches and call them towards more deliberate disciple-making.

Our History
Established in Columbia, South Carolina in 1999 as Nero’s Broken Fiddle (or NBF, Inc.), IgniteUS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The motivation for establishing this ministry was the recognition of two realities:

  • 80-85% of the churches in America need training in leadership development.
  • Only 1 in 10 pastors is equipped to lead a congregation in a meaningful change and renewal process.

The name changed to IgniteUS in May of 2003 to better capture the passion of the ministry – rekindling leadership in America’s churches. From the beginning, the ministry’s founders have been intentional and discerning in selecting leaders and churches for participation in the process. We want every participant to achieve ministry effectiveness and genuine wholehearted renewal among the people they lead. The end product is the reproduction of other churches with this same passion. To determine whether or not your church might benefit from the IgniteUS process, try our Readiness Quiz.

For a list of churches that have partnered with IgniteUS in the Leadership Development process, click here.
For a list of frequently asked questions and their answers, click here.