What’s Your Story?
As followers of Christ we all have a time that we made the choice to follow Him. We all have a story. We also (usually) choose to live in such a way that demonstrates and declares the love of Jesus to all people. I would dare to guess that most of us prefer to demonstrate His love than to declare it. We shy away from spiritual conversations for a number of reasons. But there’s general cultural acceptance (and expectation) that we should at least demonstrate kindness – no matter who you follow.
One of my favorite experiences attending Hill Country Bible Church as a teenager was learning how to share (declare) the gospel and then putting it into practice. This process is packaged up in the event we call “The Great Adventure” through Boot Camp and Bible Clubs. Granted, I also enjoyed the time with my friends and feeling like my time was spent purposefully. The trainings I received through the summers of high school were priceless.
Similarly, there are tons of our current high school and middle school students from church who are excited to learn and put into practice scriptural and spiritual truths. They are learning what it means to have a heart for the lost people who don’t yet know the love of Jesus. They are learning what it means to lead as a servant. They are building true, healthy, foundational friendships that will carry through their life and that will be there especially in the hard times. While teenagers may be in an awkward phase figuring out life, they are also striving to serve and love and know God more and more.
The children and families in our community need Jesus. They need his love and comfort and peace and healing. For those of us who are nervous about declaring Jesus to our neighbors (even though we want to) have an incredible opportunity to make a first step with them by hosting a Bible Club and allowing the teenagers to bring the gospel to life! Join us as we demonstrate and declare the great news of Jesus!
Not only will your neighborhood kids hear and have a chance to respond to the gospel, but you may personally learn some neat gospel-sharing methods!
Will your story include children in your neighborhood who came to know Christ in your front yard?
What’s God doing in your story?
The two remaining time options to host are 5:45-7:00PM or 7:30-8:45PM.
The responsibilities of Hosting a Bible Club include:
- Inviting kids to your home/yard/park (Church provides the invitations)
- Putting a yard sign where the Club will meet (Church provides the sign)
- Providing a light snack (think popsicles) each day of Clubs (June 24-27)
- Attend training for more details June 9 at 4pm and Concert of Prayer that follows training at 5pm.
You can sign up to HOST at this LINK.
Please don’t hesitate to ask ANY questions! You can email Ranee Williams (Host Coordinator) or Tina Leyden (Great Adventure Director) or myself!
If you’re not real clear on what The Great Adventure is all about, check out the video on our GREAT ADVENTURE WEBPAGE.
In His love,