Dare 2 Share - Day 2
The second day of our Dare 2 Share conference was another rewarding experience! After being trained to share their faith and given tips on how to start spiritual conversations, our students (along with over 2000 other students) were unleashed on the city of Chattanooga to live THE Cause of Christ!
The outreach experience was planned in two parts. First, our Middle School and High School students each headed to a different school campus in town. Yes, this means they finally got our 2nd bus working! The students participated in a prayer walk around these schools, praying for the campus they were walking as well as their schools in Johnson City. We debriefed the prayer walk and prepared for the second phase of our outreach experience: heading to a local mall for dinner and to engage strangers with the Gospel.
Every single student was nervous about sharing the Gospel, as were several of our leaders :), but after dinner we set out to accomplish our mission. While none of us experienced leading someone to Christ, everyone approached a stranger and engaged them in a spiritual conversation and had the opportunity to share the Gospel. Everyone!!!
There were two things that were said by our students as the outreach experience unfolded. When we were debriefing the Dare 2 Share weekend, one of our seniors said, "We have been on many youth conferences that talk about the faith we have, but this is the first conference we have gone to that they told us what we were capable of doing with our faith!" That was incredible for me to hear! The second realization was had by all of our students. As we were loading the buses leaving the mall every student said that sharing their faith was so much easier than they thought and they were all grateful for the challenge to share the Gospel with people.
I am so excited for this past weekend at Dare 2 Share! My prayer is that this is a significant step in our journey as we continue to BUILD up students to REACH out to students. Thank you for your prayers over this weekend! It was something truly amazing.
Posted on Sun, March 10, 2013
by Jason Lamb