With Dare 2 Share LIVE happening in nearly 100 cities across America on October 13th, we’re praying God uses it to spark teen-led revival in our nation. But LIVE is just one day, so how can you leverage it for all its worth long after the big event on October 13th has come and gone?
Here are 4 ways you can leverage Dare 2 Share LIVE and transform your youth ministry for weeks, months, and years to come.
1. Use LIVE as a starting point for evangelism training.
Students will be trained to articulate the gospel message at LIVE, and then they’ll get the chance to practice it in the real world during outreach. Don’t let their training and practice stop there, though! Continue emphasizing the importance of sharing the gospel every week at youth group. Consider using LIVE as the kickoff to a new Bible study or series on how to share the gospel.
2. Replicate the outreach experience so your teens are serving regularly in your local community.
The outreach portion of Dare 2 Share LIVE provides a great example of events you can plan for your youth group when you get back to your neighborhood. Look into various needs in your community and then show up with your students to meet that need. Through regular outreach events like these, you’ll be instilling a habit within your students of tangibly serving others while sharing the gospel.
3. Use LIVE to raise up student leaders.
The students who attend LIVE will have a leg up on their peers because of the evangelism training they’ve received. Encourage and inspire these students to take the LIVE training seriously and become leaders in your ministry. Mentor and help them set the tone for your other students. Continue to kindle their heart for the lost and passion for sharing the gospel. Coach them and give them the opportunity to train their peers during youth group (or even the adults in your church) on how to share their faith.
4. Network with other like-minded and like-hearted youth leaders at LIVE.
The other youth leaders you meet at LIVE will be the ones who want to see their students inspired and equipped to share the gospel. And, since LIVE has so many satellite sites, perhaps you’ll find someone fairly near you to strategize and share ideas with. This is the perfect opportunity to network with people who are passionate about the same things as you and who can spur you on as you lead your own youth ministry.
Be sure to share your stories that come out of Dare 2 Share LIVE on social media using the hashtags #RockYourCity, #Dare2ShareLIVE, and #D2SLIVE2018. We can’t wait to see and hear about what teenagers and youth leaders all across the country will experience and how God uses this event to transform lives and ministries. See you at LIVE!