Saturday, August 13, 2011

Come Join Us

Think seriously about you have a passion to take the Gospel to the world? If you do, I have a serious proposal for you. I honestly believe that the best place to target with the love of Christ is the high school and middle school campus. 75% of all people who personally accept Christ as their Lord and Savior do so before their 18th birthday. High school and middle school students are like wet cement, waiting for someone to leave a lasting impression on them. Ok, they're impressionable...makes sense. Their also...together. Never again will these young men and women be gathered together like they are in high school. Think about when you graduated high school. When you walked out of the auditorium or gym...that was it, that group will NEVER be together again. There's no other common community like you'll find on a high school campus. There is no other place where there are so many different groups to target. Between sports teams, cheerleaders, and and other after school organizations on campus, there are 23 different groups at Soddy Daisy High School that we can target with the Gospel. There's no better place to take the love of Christ. If your goal is to give the most people an opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel as possible, the high school campus is the place for you. Come join us! There is no limit to how many high school students and high schools you can reach. Maybe you read my last post. I'm dreaming BIG with God from now on. No one is going to convince me that God can't use us to reach the world. A new day is dawning, a day where we finally believe God. A day when we know He is going to move because He said He would. I believe one day God is going to use us to plant Student Venture ministries all over the US and the world. How? I have no clue. But I'm believing this with all my heart because I know whom I believe, and I am convinced that He is able to guard what He has entrusted to me.

Come join us. So what's involved in joining us? There are several opportunities we have. Highest level of commitment would be to join staff with us. Not gonna lie, there's a lot involved with that. Including raising 100% of your financial support. God's big enough. You could be full time staff here in Chattanooga or in Atlanta, GA or Raleigh, NC or Orlando, FL or Jacksonville, FL or Cincinnati, OH or Columbus, OH or Indianapolis, IN or PA or NY or CA or TX or several other places in the US. Maybe you would like to join a team that will soon be going to Ecuador to plant a Student Venture ministry there. Come join us. Email me at jsharp at studentventure dot com

Volunteer with us. What would you be doing? Below I've laid out our local volunteer covenant:

Student Venture Chattanooga Volunteer Covenant

We are thrilled that you have chosen to partner with us to take the love and truth of Jesus to middle and high school students in our city. You are truly an answer to prayer. Our hope is that, as you experience the changed lives of students, you yourself will be changed by the gospel.

Step 1: Go to and apply as a volunteer

Below is our expectations of all our volunteers and our commitment to you:

ENTRY LEVEL: 7-8 Hours a week
  • Leading or connected to a small group
  • Bi-weekly volunteer  meetings
  • Serve at Monday night SV Meeting
  • As schedule permits, go on campus (Classroom Talk, Lunch, Outreach)
  • Go to one conference a year (Fastbreak or Getaway)
LEADERSHIP LEVEL: 10-12 Hours a week
  • More time on campus
  • Monday night meeting setup
  • Planning/prayer meetings with campus directors/team
  • Life-on-life discipleship with students
CAMPUS LAUNCHING LEVEL: 12-14 Hours a week
  • Meet with Coach weekly
  • Fundraising
  • Recruiting other volunteers
  • Developing community partnerships (lay people/churches)
*All volunteers, regardless of level, need to:
  • Be involved in 2 outreaches a semester
  • Bring at least 3 students to a conference you attend
  • Share your faith with students as the Lord gives you time and opportunity.

  • Priority #1 - Encourage you in your walk with the Lord
  • Provide an authentic community and a safe place where you can share your heart, as well your gifts, talents, and weaknesses.
  • Being willing and available to coach and develop you as a leader, celebrating how God uses you but also challenging you beyond the capacity of your own strengths
  • Provide you with training and opportunities that will help you walk with God and serve Him for the rest of your life

Name: ___________________________________                                  Level: ____________________

Signature: _________________________________                                Date: _____________________

There you have it! COME JOIN US!  Email me at jsharp at studentventure dot com

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