Support Ignite Texas
Since Ignite Texas was founded in 2002, we have experienced significant growth and evolved into a ministry that connects hundreds of students to Austin-area churches and ministries each year. While this growth has brought us so much joy, it has also brought many additional costs, needs, and prayer requests. We ask that you join us in praying for Ignite’s leadership to handle these needs appropriately, and more importantly, for the Gospel to spread throughout Austin. We also ask that you consider supporting Ignite in one or more of the following ways: making a donation, shopping on AmazonSmile, providing a host home, and praying for our ministry. We are thankful for the network of family and friends we have supporting Ignite in countless ways. You can find more details on how to support our mission below!
Make A Donation
Approximately 30% of our operating budget comes from donations. By making a tax-deductible financial contribution, you are supporting a student-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Funds are used to provide camper scholarships, hire a speaker and band, reserve our retreat campground, and cover other related expenses. If you would like to help us cover one of these expenses specifically, please let us know!
Our preferred method of receiving donations. You can make donations via PayPal by clicking here.
We also accept donations through Venmo. You can send donations to @IgniteTexas in the Venmo mobile app or at venmo.com.
Checks should be made out to "Ignite Texas" and mailed to:
P.O. Box 300182
Austin, TX 78703
Shop On AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Ignite Texas every time you shop, at no cost to you! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to Ignite Texas.
1. Go to smile.amazon.com.
2. Sign in to your account.
3. Search for and select Ignite Texas as your charity.
4. Go about your normal online shopping!
You’ll need to start at smile.amazon.com in order to support Ignite Texas, so go ahead and add a bookmark to make it easier to return to your shopping!
Provide A Host Home
Host homes are crucial to the success of Ignite Texas. In order for our staff to bond as a camp, grow in unity and familiarity, and prepare their hearts for retreat, they need a safe place to stay for the three nights prior to each session. We provide these by coordinating with volunteer families who live around Austin, and who are willing to host about 15 college students for those three nights.
During this time, the students will be coming in and out for various meetings and activities.
Students will be painting their banners and preparing their cheers. Expect some noise!
You are not required to provide anything more than housing, but you are welcome to!
Session 1: August 4th - 7th
Session 2: August 7th - 10th
If you would like to host a camp for pre-week, please email Sam Dunegan at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Support Us In Prayer
Prayer is central to the mission of Ignite Texas and to the spread of the gospel on UT’s campus and in the city of Austin. We would love if you would join us in our mission by supporting our staff and our campers in prayer. If you would like to receive more specific points to be praying over, please sign up for our newsletter below.