by Melanie Mowers
When high school and middle school students gather together for a common goal, united in the gospel, it’s going to be a great experience! Over 125 churches of varying denominations across the nation opened their doors on a Saturday this past fall to host students for Dare 2 Share LIVE, a one-day simulcast student evangelism training event.
The Eastern Michigan Divisional Youth Department partnered to bring Dare 2 Share LIVE to the Dearborn Heights Citadel, Mich., Corps where more than 150 students attended. Eight corps and four churches united to inspire, encourage and train students to share the gospel. Dare 2 Share Ministries, which seeks to mobilize youth to share the gospel, makes a Army with our deep evangelical roots and mission to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Sessions were packed with praise and worship led locally, simulcast dramas by The Skit Guys and messages by national speakers from Denver, Colo., inspiration and training by their local emcee, EMI’s youth specialist Mike Mowers, as well as time spent in focused prayer with their local youth groups. The day was built around the theme #Fight2Win and spiritual warfare found in Ephesians 6:10-20.
Students were trained in a simple yet deep understanding of the gospel and how to share it including using “The Life in 6 Words” app in conversations with their peers. Students spent the afternoon at various outreach activities where they were encouraged to engage in gospel conversations as they collected items for the local food pantry. Other groups spent their outreach time walking around local schools picking up trash and praying for the students, school and their peers.
At the Dearborn Heights Citadel site, more than 12 students made a first-time decision to put their trust in Christ. About 50 students indicated to their leaders that they were “all in” for following Jesus. It was an exciting day of teaching and practical application. We are praising God students left equipped to engage others with the Good News!
Look for this event October 10, 2020, in your city or check out what it takes to host it at your corps by visiting www.dare2sharelive.org