Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Spiritual Conversations Matter

I recently posted about the need for Christians to share their faith and what we were doing as a result.  

Here is a follow up to the Spring Break Stretch Retreat.
It was 3 busy days of "Knowing God's Story, Knowing Your Story, and Sharing those Stories."

I could share a lot of stories and details on the training, but I'll let the words of the teens who participated in the retreat share.

“The trip was great and really strengthened my faith and allowed me to be bolder.  I didn't realize the retreat would affect me so much.”

“I always knew I should share my faith.  This helped me know how to bring it up at anytime.”
“The more people I talked to the easier it was.  It isn't scary to share my faith.  I learned a lot.”
"I know how to listen, how to transition conversations and bring up Jesus. It's not that scary."
"This was far more helpful and practical than I could have imagined."
"It helped me care more for others and think about life without Jesus."
"I'm introverted, so it got me out of my comfort zone."

If they keep sharing the Gospel, then they can make a huge impact over the course of their life.

There are only 2 reasons adult Christians don't make an impact spiritually in the lives of others.
1. They were never trained.
2. Don't care enough to do it.

Let's pray the training and the heart stick with every teen who participated.

1 Peter 3:15 - Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.

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