Taking THE Cause to Every Campus
See if you can figure out this riddle. Each one of these dots on the map below represents one of the 67,342 high school and middle schools in America. What do all of these dots have in common?
Source: The Coaching Center
Answer: All of them represent a mission field that needs missionaries.
40% of young people in America now consider themselves complete outsiders to the Christian faith. And that doesn’t even include the millions of teenagers who consider themselves Christians just because that’s what their parents claim to be. But as you well know, being a Christian is not something you are born into; it’s something you’re born again into. After all, being born into a Christian family makes you a Christian to the degree that being born in a garage makes you a car.
So with this sobering reality in mind, let’s get serious about unleashing you the teens in our youth group to see their school as a mission field.
Let’s enlist in the cause – THE Cause – of reaching your friends and your school with the message of the gospel.
I am challenging our students at Out of the Box to ‘Adopt Their School’ and reach your campus with the message of the gospel.
We will also sign up as a youth group to adopt each of the school campuses represented in our group.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost (Luke 19:10, NIV).
If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, “Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.” In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! (Luke 15:4-7, NLT).
- Based on these verses, what is one of the central things Jesus’ heart beat for?
- Does your heart beat for that same thing? Why or why not?
- Our world today is filled with many good and worthy causes, what are some of the causes you are already involved in?
- How is developing a heart for the lost similar to other good and worth causes? How is it different?
- Do you think the teens that you know care about those who don’t know Jesus?
- How can you help other teens see their school as a mission field?
Jolt and Bolt
Grow Deep accountability question: What’s one thing you can do this week to help you align your personal priorities with Jesus’ heartbeat when it comes to seeking the lost?
Go Wide accountability question: What’s one thing you can do this week to help other teens see their school as a mission field?
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