“With good will doing service, as to the Lord…”
-Ephesians 6:7 NIV

FACTS & RESEARCH

The Barna Group surveyed 13-18 year-olds—Generation Z—about God, faith, and the church, and here’s what they found:

Fact 1

Doubt is on the rise. More than one-third of Gen Z believes it is not possible to know for sure if God is real.

Fact 2

Few are seeking fellowship. Only one in five of Gen Z says attending church is “very important” to them.

Fact 3

“Christian” has negative connotations. Young Non-Christians in America describe two of the top characteristics of Christians as “judgmental” and “hypocritical.”

CRACKING THE CODE

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FAQs

  • What is Ignite?

    A transformative learning experience for Christian schools that shapes students to become global leaders with a biblical worldview. More than just a traditional curriculum, Ignite is relational, academic, and experiential, challenging students in an exciting, practical way to live out the gospel.

  • How does Ignite spark change?

    Real change happens when knowledge and experiences come together in the context of long-term relationships. We pair each school with a community in a developing country, and connect students with kids in the community through sponsorship. These one-to-one relationships help students see poverty not simply as an issue but an injustice impacting friends.

  • What’s the curriculum like?

    Ignite offers a customized plan for each grade level (K-12) that challenges and engages students. Practical lessons include relevant Scripture for different ages, and guide students to connect academics with all aspects of their lives, including their faith.

  • What experiences does Ignite offer?

    The whole school—students, staff, and families—can participate in meaningful events like the Matthew 25 Challenge, Chosen™ and the Global 6K for Water. Students can compete in World Vision’s Social Innovation Challenge, where the winning team’s solution will be implemented in the field. Students can also serve as delegates to the World Vision Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. or the Youth for Change Conference in Asia.

  • Who is World Vision?

    World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.

  • How does child sponsorship work?

    Child Sponsorship is an opportunity to personally connect with a child, family, and community in need. Sponsors build a relationship with one special child and connect with that child by writing letters and emails or sending cards and gifts. Knowing that someone far away cares about them and their future will be a great encouragement for a sponsored child. Our decades of experience have proven that the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen the child’s entire community. We do this by pooling monthly sponsorship donations with those of other sponsors to provide the assistance that children and families living in poverty need most. Donations help children and their communities in need by providing vital resources like clean water, nutritious food, healthcare, education, economic opportunities, and more.

  • Is World Vision a good steward?

    Yes. In 2018, 86% of World Vision's total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need.