For I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. – Philippians 1:19-21
To promote unity and diversity within the body of Christ in Northern Los Angeles and to encourage our youth to be actively engaged in their schools and local communities.
1. Diversity and integration.
Our students are growing up in a culture that vilifies racism, yet Sunday mornings are the most segregated times of their week. They attend diverse schools and have diverse non-Christian friends, yet they are not engaging with them about the Gospel. For many students Christianity is a racially infused religious club that seems irrelevant to their every day lives.
2. On campus evangelism
School Monday to Friday and church on Sunday, occasionally punctured by a Christian club meeting or a church small group where students retreat to safe places. The Gospel does not make an impact into their day to day lives and most of our students are not engaging with non-Christians on issues of theology, philosophy, or evangelism.
Host a regular gathering that can be promoted among local youth ministries and on campus ministries. This conference will be the hub of networking where we can have ministries be inspired together but also have practical times to discuss and promote unity and evangelism.