With over 90 satellite sites already on board to host Dare 2 Share LIVE this year, October 13th is sure to be a powerful day of gospel training across America. What can you do to help build a groundswell of participation on the big day in your own community? Get started networking with other churches in your area ASAP!
Since the goal of LIVE is to equip students everywhere to reach their campuses and communities for Christ, it sends a powerful signal to teenagers when youth leaders across a range of churches and denominations link arms and work together for the sake of gospel advancement. It would be awesome to pack out LIVE at every satellite site, but we’re ultimately praying that this event helps build strong networks of youth leaders who can come together to reach the lost in their own communities. Even in the midst of denominational differences, one of the most effective things you can do to lay the groundwork for a long-term, sustainable gospel advancing movement in your area is to use LIVE as an opportunity to jumpstart this networking process.
Last year, youth pastor Chad Fogle and his church—First Baptist Church of Roswell in New Mexico—signed up to be a LIVE satellite site. As they prepared for the event, they built relationships with other local youth pastors to form a network that could last long after LIVE. By God’s grace, their youth ministry network is still thriving, meeting weekly, and working together to reach their community for Christ!
We asked Chad for some how-to tips based on what he learned from his experience last year. Here are six steps he suggested to start networking for LIVE (and beyond!). You can click on each step to get a more in-depth look at the networking process.
1. Start with prayer
2. Make a list of churches in your area and get in touch with them.
3. Hold an initial interest meeting for LIVE.
4. Cast vision about why and how to build a network.
5. Explain LIVE and have people sign up for roles.
6. Start coordinating the event with your network.
What’s Your Networking Style?
We hope these tips from Chad Fogle shed a little light on the networking process and give you ideas for building your own LIVE network, but remember to add your own style! There are lots of ways to build relationships with other youth leaders and we pray that LIVE helps jumpstart a lasting movement of gospel advancement throughout your community.
Be sure to check out the LIVE Wire Blog for more tips and testimonies about this event. We’re so thankful that you’re joining us in this eternally important work and we are praying for you!