There is nothing sweeter than life change in student ministry. The reality is there is a raw, real, relentless truth that comes with transformation. I want to tell 3 stories about 3 students who recently trusted Christ in the past 6 months. I will start by telling you about Kaite. Katie trusted Christ a few months ago and immediately fell in love with Jesus. She began having gospel conversations with her friends using the Life 6 book. But you should know that Katie was still pretty RAW in her evangelism strategy. One day in class she noticed a girls hat, and asked what it meant.
Katie: What’s DEAD mean on your hat?
Girl: It stands for 666, I am a Satanist……
To that Katie replied ever so gracefully.
Katie: D@#* girl you need the Gospel!
And at that moment she slammed a Life 6 book on her desk. Katie’s evangelism was still pretty raw, but I loved her approach. The girl actually took the book and said thank you. The entire class thought it was hysterical and took note of Katie’s approach to gospel conversations. I love those raw moments. We have to allow room for much growth in new believers. Transformation is Raw.
Secondly, transformation is Real. I want to tell you about Taylor. Taylor struggled through life as she came from a broken home, feeling abandon she turned to cutting and substance abuse to numb the pain. Nothing helped. I remember like it was yesterday August 11th, 2014, Taylor came to church. I never expected to see her there. That morning she trusted Christ and I will never forget when she came up after the sermon shaking with tears in her eyes and telling me she had just done. God rescued Taylor that morning.