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Welcome to Igniting Hope Ministries

Igniting Hope Ministries is dedicated to ignite hope and personal victory in individuals, leaders and churches through a revelation of God's goodness in Jesus Christ. Igniting Hope founders Steve and Wendy Backlund are authors, revivalists, teachers, and church strategists. They have a unique anointing to release hope and joy and a revelatory teaching gift that creates new wineskins for greater dimensions of God (both personally and corporately).


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New Book Release - Coming in May!

Steve's newest book, Crucial Moments, comes out in May. There will be a book signing at Bethel Church, Redding, CA. Keep your ears open for the release; we will keep you posted, and you won't want to miss it. Crucial Moments will equip every believer to take moments of trial and turn them into catalytic opportunities for breakhrough! Be blessed.


Current News

Possessing Joy is now 15% off. Get it through the Bethel Store now using the code joy 414.

Abounding Hope and Joy Seminar. A Day with Steve and Wendy - May 17, Redding, CA. Register!

Igniting Hope Pastor's Conference - Oct. 21 - 23, Denver, CO. Register!

See EVENTS tab and ITINERARY for more details on where you can connect with Steve and Wendy.


Steve on Crucial Moments... Click below to play


Featured Books

Possessing Joy

In His presence is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11). Joy is to increase as we go deeper in our relationship with God. Religious tradition, however, has devalued the role that gladness and laughter have for personal victory and kingdom advancement. His presence may not always produce joy; but if we never or rarely have fullness of joy, we must reevaluate our concept of God. 

Higher Perspectives

This is a book that studies the incredible, life-altering beliefs of some of our favorite Bible characters. Their supernatural perspective is an invitation for us to see and experience life as they did.