On September 23, 2017 we will, by God's grace, be launching something unprecedented in our history as a ministry... Dare 2 Share Live! This national, live, multi-site catalytic outreach event will be prayerfully and strategically designed to spark a movement of spiritual conversations across the nation, primarily through teenagers.
Our prayer is to have this one-of-a-kind event in 50+ locations from coast to coast on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. Dare 2 Share Live will be unique for several reasons.
To begin with, it will truly be "live"... The Inspiration Segment will go from 9:30-12:30 am on the West coast while simultaneously being streamed from 12:30-3:30 pm on the East coast. The reason we are going without a delay is that we want social media to be in the moment as teens SnapChat, Instagram, Tweet and Facebook their thoughts, pictures and stories with a common hashtag. We want teenagers to experience the same thing at the same moment. Including the next segment of Dare 2 Share Live.
The Transformation Segment of this event will go for three hours in the afternoon and will include service projects and Gospel conversations. We are hoping to partner with rescue missons across the country to collect countless tons of canned food for the poor in every city the event is being streamed.
Our plan is to use a 3-2-1 Outreach Strategy. We want to provide social media based outreach vignettes so that participating teenagers can spark at least 3 online Gospel conversations. We are praying that everyone of the participants will be able to engage in two full Gospel conversations (using our Life in 6 Words app or other faith-sharing tools) during the service projects. In the final segment of the weekend we will challenge every teenager to text one friend and initiate a Gospel conversation with him or her over the phone!
If 50,000 teenagers attend Dare 2 Share Live and all of them engage in the 3-2-1 Outreach Strategy that means up to 300,000 Gospel conversations could unfold in a single day from coast to coast! Which will lead to the final segment of this power-packed Saturday...
The Celebration Segment will be a prayer and praise party held to celebrate all that God did that day! We will hear stories from teenagers, changed lives and Gospel advancement from all across the nation.
It will be a coast-to-coast party!
Because this event will be held the weekend before See You at The Pole, we will challenge every teenager not just to attend See You at The Pole, but to bring the friend they are engaging in a Gospel conversation with them!
In addition to all of this there will be live emcees and worship bands in every participating host church auditorium who will lead the way in worship and interaction. Our prayer is to keep the interaction between live stream and live-in-the-room moving so seamlessly back and forth that every site feels like its own live event (because it will be!).
Another thing we are diving into is how to use technology to enable teenagers to communicate with us and each other and the training during the live event. Stay tuned on this, but the possibilities are very exciting.
Our ultimate goal is that this weekend is a "tip of the iceberg" event. As big as we are praying Dare 2 Share Live will be, we believe that the spiritual awakening that can flow out of it into communities across the country could be much bigger. Every emcee will be trained by us on not just how to lead an event, but how to lead a movement in their own communities! Their goal will be to continue to connect with participating churches in their region and enable them to lead Gospel Advancing ministries year round!
There's so much more I'd love to share with you about Dare 2 Share Live but this blog post is, hopefully, a good start. If you would like to join us in prayer for this event check out my #FastingFridays post to see how you can interecede on behalf of the event as well as this next generation. If you'd like to host an event or want updates about the event as they are available click here.
We are so pumped about Dare 2 Share Live! Please pray with me that God will do something unprecedented in the United States as a result! We need another Great Awakening and my prayer is that this event will play a key role in triggering one for the glory of God!