As a young child, I believed self-love was narcissism, and therefore a sin. I was ashamed of my mind, body and spirit and convinced that this made me humble and Christ-like. Throughout my years at Ignited I’ve had multiple encounters with my Heavenly Father, which have brought me to where I am today. He has shown me the difference between narcissism and self-love. He said, “The narcissist is obsessively involved with one’s self because underneath all that obsession lies fear and uncertainty. Self-love is opposite of that.” Because my God is a God of love, I am a human being of love. I’ve learned that loving God means loving all His children…including myself.
Aaron and Jess are the Youth Pastors. They are passionate to see a generation of young people fired up for Jesus, who know who they are, and are living a life full of radical purpose. They both also have a heart for the nations and showing the love of the Father to the poor, the broken, and the lost. Aaron also pastors the Worship team.