There’s an intense spiritual battle waging right now for the souls of teenagers. Look no further than recent news headlines to see how the thief that Jesus mentions in John 10:10 is coming to “steal and kill and destroy” this generation.
In an interview with the Barna Group, Cru Missions Director Josh Chen says, “Millennials and Gen Z have higher levels of anxiety than any other generation. According to Dr. Betsy Nesbit, such high levels of anxiety put them in a constant state of ‘fight or flight’…” The inner turmoil within these young souls is manifesting itself in epidemics of self-harm, suicides, school shootings, and more. We’re looking at a generation of teens growing up without hope.
How do we reach them? Who can tell them about the other half of John 10:10—about Jesus who says, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”?
At Dare 2 Share, we believe the best person to share the hope of the gospel with a teenager is another teenager. Our best chance of winning the fight for this generation lies within our own students who already know Christ. And that’s why Dare 2 Share LIVE is perhaps the most important event your youth ministry can be a part of this year.
Training for Spiritual Battle at Dare 2 Share LIVE
At Dare 2 Share LIVE, students are trained, equipped, and inspired to relationally share the gospel. This year, they’ll learn how to fight for the souls of their lost friends under the rally cry #Fight2Win.
The #Fight2Win theme is based off Paul’s encouragement to us in Ephesians 6:10-12:
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
To help students understand their role in spreading the gospel, they will be trained on three concepts at Dare 2 Share LIVE:
1. They will be awakened to the Mission before us.
All Christians, even teenagers, have a mission to tell the world about the all-satisfying, soul-saving love of Jesus.
2. They will be confronted by the Danger around us.
There are powerful forces at work in this world who want to keep people out of heaven and to derail Christians from fulfilling the Great Commission.
3. They will be strengthened by the Power within us.
No matter how strong our enemy’s schemes and forces are, our God is infinitely stronger, and He dwells within us! Christ already defeated sin, death, and the devil, and today He empowers us with His own Spirit to fight against the forces of evil.
A Day to Spark a Gospel Revolution
Through evangelism training sessions, times of powerful worship, and an afternoon of local community outreach, students across the country will learn the skills and tactics needed to fight for the lost and show them the love of Christ.
Here’s a quick preview of what Dare 2 Share LIVE 2019 will be like:
Today’s teens need to be rescued from both the hell they’re going to and the hell they’re going through. Join the fight for this generation at Dare 2 Share LIVE and help start a gospel revolution in your community! Find a Satellite Site near you and get your group registered for this powerful day of gospel training on October 12, 2019.
Check out more Dare 2 Share LIVE insider information and stories of impact on the LIVE Wire Blog.