Definition of a Spiritual Movement:
A group of students and adults, motivated by faith, walking in the power of the Holy Spirit and united in purpose to evangelize their school. They share Christ throughout the campus and disciple those who respond. Spiritual leaders emerge and the culture of the campus is impacted and changed. Because junior and senior high school students are at the age where they must make lifelong decisions, and in light of their role in the future of the church and our country, we believe they are the critical age group to reach in America.
- Because junior and senior high school students are at the age where they must make lifelong decisions, and in light of their role in the future of the church and our country, we believe they are the critical age group to reach in America.
- We take the initiative with students, reaching out to them at a felt- need level, and taking every opportunity to introduce them to Jesus Christ.
- We believe that Christian junior and senior high school students, when built up and challenged in the context of caring relationships, are not only capable of living consistent Christian lives, but many are also able to multiply their faith among their peers.
- We appeal to the emerging adult side of students, as well as to their adolescent side, helping them to mature personally as well as spiritually.
- We are committed to working with the local church, helping students become actively involved.
- We believe young people and their campuses are most effectively reached as adult volunteers in the community help give leadership to students.
- We strongly support the role of parents and seek to minister to their needs, as well as to their children.
Three Heart Principles
The development and growth of a movement is proportional to how well the individuals are gripped by a sense of purpose and cause.
Because God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, faith provides expectation of seeing God work in people and through the movement in extraordinary ways.
- Dependence on the Holy Spirit
The essence of a spiritual movement is the Holy Spirit at work, transforming and empowering Christians, and drawing unbelievers to Christ.
Six Action Principles
Prayer under girds every aspect of building spiritual movement.
Staff and students are taking the initiative to share the gospel with an enlarging circle of students from the campus.
Discipleship assures the development of students as committed followers of Jesus,and the dynamic transfer of that commitment from one student to another.
Leadership Movement cannot result if students are not empowered to lead.
Meetings and Events Large exciting meetings create increased curiosity among non-Christians and greater boldness among Christians to share Christ.
The community provides critical resources and support for the movement.