About Us

Welcome to Ignite Christian Church

Looking for a vibrant, relevant Church that’s actually interested in YOU, your life and your family?

Welcome home to Ignite Church Sunshine Coast…Senior PastorsIgnite Church is an exciting church located in Nambour on the beautiful Sunshine Coast Church.  Pastor Darin Browne leads the church with a fresh message that includes a love for God, a love for one another and a love for life!

From our new auditorium at Short Street in the middle of Nambour, we are building a family of committed believers ready to change the world for Jesus.

Being in church has never been more fun or more life-changing, so come and check out our community 8.30 am or 10.30am this Sunday at Short Street in Nambour.

This Sunshine Coast Church has Something for Everyone!

Whatever your needs from a Christian family, this Sunshine Coast Church has something for everyone.  From a great youth program to children’s church, from counseling to awesome community events, Ignite Christian  Church is one of the fastest-growing church communities in the Hinterland.

Coupled with powerful worship and inspired teaching, whatever your needs, culture or background you will find a home at Ignite Christian Church.

In a world where many Christians are feeling isolated and alone, perhaps hurt by relationships, financial loss or even other churches, Ignite Christian Church endeavours to provide a safe, peaceful family where lonely people can find friends, hurt people can recover and broken lives can dare to trust God and hope again.

We have a strong association with Lily House, a respected outreach founded by Ps Darin and his wife Fiona, reaching out to single girls and young mothers on the Coast.  Many of these girls and their families find a welcoming and accepting church family at Ignite Christian Church.

They are dedicated to not only making the Word of God accessible to people of the community but presenting it in a way that modern people can relate to and enjoy, using the latest in technology and presentations.

So wherever you’re from, whatever your background and whatever you have been through, we believe that God has a plan and a destiny for your life, and your family, and our goal is to help you discover and fulfill that plan (Jeremiah 29:11-13).

If you are looking for a Sunshine Coast Church that is Bible-based, family-focused, contemporary and community centred, we’ll see you next Sunday, 8.30am and 10.30am at Ignite Christian Church, Short Street in Nambour.

What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is one possibility but not the only exclusive evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

We believe that the truest evidence of being Spirit-filled is the fruit of the Spirit.

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

If you have any questions or concerns about our beliefs and how they apply to your life, Ignite Church pastors are always ready to talk and help you understand.

We are a church that loves to serve our community, and we are always ready to meet with people to discuss issues, either after a church service or by appointment. (Colossians 4:6)

Feel free to contact us with any concerns by email, telephone or in-person at Ignite Church.

Australian Christian Churches and Ignite

Ignite Christian Church is a local church, run by local people for our local community.

While we are part of a larger organisation (Australian Christian Churches, formerly Assemblies of God Churches), we have always been and continue to be committed to our locality.

We love the Bible, love our church family and love seeing the Holy Spirit move in the lives of local people, and we are dedicated to supporting local business, schools and community groups, some of whom use our facilities regularly.

Ignite Christian Church is committed to becoming a social hub in the area, and regularly runs events which help us to strongly link to and share with locals and visitors alike.

AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES is a movement of Pentecostal Churches in voluntary cooperation. Each individual church is self-governing, but commits itself to work together with other churches in the movement for the purpose of mutual support and the spread of the gospel in Australia and the world.

The Assemblies of God in Australia was formed in 1937 and has experienced consistent growth. It adopted a new name of Australian Christian Churches in 2007 and currently consists of over 1,000 churches with over 280,000 constituents, making it the largest Pentecostal movement in Australia.

In our churches you’ll find vibrant, contemporary Christians who love the Lord Jesus Christ and express that love in lively praise and worship and in caring relationships. Australian Christian Churches are Bible-loving, evangelical and Pentecostal, and are about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

At Ignite Christian Church we believe that the Lord has called us locally, nationally and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8), so we have an active and ongoing missions campaign worldwide.

Our special area of interest is in the northern Philippine province of Pangasinan, where we are active planting churches and supporting local pastors.

We also have strong links with an orphanage in northern India and churches in Sri Lanka, where Ps Darin has ministered many times with Bill Newman Ministries and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

In addition, Ignite Christian Church is the home of several active missionaries and international preaches and singers, so if you love international ministry, you’ll find a home in Ignite Christian Church!

The History of Ignite Church

Ignite Church was pioneered by Ps John and Nicole Griffiths, who started the church at Bli Bli in 2007. Having trained at Harvest Church, Maroochydore as youth pastors, they responded to the needs of a local area and the call of God.

In 2001, the opportunity arose to move the church to Woombye, where we had the chance to purchase an option on our own building at Pine Grove Road, as this has instilled a passion for the local community of Woombye, Nambour and Palmwoods.

In 2015, Ps John and Nicole decided to move to Adelaide where John becomes a pastor at Heights church.

Responding to the call of God, Ps Darin Browne has moved into the Senior Pastor position at Ignite Church and remains dedicated to his local community, where he continues his “tent-making” practice of Optometry.

Under the leadership of Ps Darin Browne and his wife Fiona, Ignite Church will continue to expand and reach our local community in every way possible.

In 2016 we completed the purchase of the property at 16-18 Pine Grove Rd, and are working on expanding and improving it to reach our community for Christ.

The Ignite Constitution

Download the Ignite Church Constitution here