Happy 1st Monday of October!
Sunday was Campus Missions Night. We talked about “TALKING TO CONNECT”. Mariah, one of our student leaders started things off by sharing with the group what she believed God wanted to do through us on our school campuses.
Ephesians 6:12ESV says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Whether we realize it or not, there is a war going on for the souls of mankind. People are searching. Our goal is to connect with others to earn the right to steer them down the right path, and we connect through conversations. People talk constantly, but talking to connect means that our conversations have purpose. We use our conversations to build connections with those around us that could ultimately help lead them into a relationship with Jesus.
Studies done by the Institute for American Church Growth show that 75-90% of new Christians make a commitment to Jesus through a friend who explains the Gospel on an individual, conversational basis. In contrast, only 17% make a commitment to Jesus through an event like a church service or evangelistic crusade. Billy Graham, one of the greatest evangelists and preachers the world has ever seen, has even stated that mass evangelism is not as effective as when two people have a conversation and one shares about Jesus.
Revival on our school campuses and within this generation begins with connecting, and connecting begins with talking.
We split back into our Tribes after the message to prepare for National Take Your Bible to School Day this Thursday. Students took time to talk about how to talk with their friends and share why they are participating in Take Your Bible to School Day. Students have a great opportunity to share their faith with the peers this Thursday. Please join us in praying the God will give our students boldness and godly passion as they share their faith this Thursday.