Youth at Hope Church Sevenoaks

Hope Church has an active youth group for 11-18s called Ignite.

Led by Sanjeev Manaktala and his team, the group is involved in a variety of activities aimed at helping youth grow in maturity and in their relationship with God, alongside having a good laugh and burning off plenty of energy!

Apart from its regular meeting on Sunday evening, Ignite holds plenty of socials and each year has a weekend away as well as a visit to the outstanding Christian youth festival called Newday based in Norfolk.

Anyone in the 11-18 age group is welcome (anyone in secondary school).

Usually the month is divided into four different types of meetings, all taking inspiration from its name, Ignite.


Refuel nights are aimed at building relationship with God as well as asking questions about life and what having a daily faith really means.


Furnace nights are focused on worship, enjoying the presence of God and seeking to know Him more in their lives.


Pyromania is a regular evening youth service when the young people will hear a message from the bible, usually delivered by Sanjeev or a guest speaker.

Friday Night Socials

Friday Night Socials - the name speaks for itself. These nights are often high energy and full of fun and in the past have included bowling, treasure hunts and games nights.


All leaders of Ignite have been passed by the Disclosure and Barring Service [formerly CRB] to ensure safeguarding standards.

Want to know more?

Get in touch by emailing us at or call the office on 01732 464456.

We believe that when God grabs hold of a young person’s life, they have the potential to change the world... The next generation of leaders, taking the message of Jesus to the world: fathers, mothers, church planters, artists, entrepreneurs, teachers, policy shapers, movement makers, and courageous life givers.