As a student pastor of ten years I was terrified and didn’t know if we could recover from losing such a great group of seniors. So, last spring, after prayer, we decided to take 7 students to Lead THE Cause. At that event we saw a DNA transfer. My students found a spark and a passion and goals they could realize.
We set the goal to share the complete and clear gospel 200 times. When we arrived home, we went to work. After a week or two our senior pastor sat in my office and said, “What did you do to my daughter?” And asked me to train him so we could train the entire church.
This year our small student ministry in a tiny town church shared the gospel 300 times, saw 25 salvations as a result of gospel shares by our high school team and many students begin discipleship. Our adults also began training and we saw about 10 adults accept Christ. The pastor and I started to notice a lot of faces we didn’t recognize. In a 4 month period, in a church of just under 200, we saw 100 first time visitors.
We didn’t push a come to church thing, we just taught our people to share and care for their neighbors and friends. God brought the people and many of them have stayed. We spent the summer sharing with people and are now taking this to ministries all around us.