Campus Alliance Sunday
"While they were worshipping ... the
Holy Spirit said, 'Set apart for me for the work to which I have called them."'
Acts 13:2 (NIV)
Campus Alliance is calling local Christian
churches across our country to pray for all their students, educators, and schools.
You can join thousands of local churches
across America as you:
- Challenge your
church family to stand with students as they begin their school year
- Dedicate your
service to the mission of reaching
- Commission your
Students and Educators as Campus Missionaries
- Design a
service around the movement of prayer and evangelism on school campuses
- Invite every
Christian to Adopt A School for Christ through prayer and action.
This is the Sunday just before See
You at the Pole.
By dedicating a public service to the
monumental task of reaching every teenager with the gospel, churches will align themselves
with the unprecedented partnering taking place today among students, youth workers,
churches and youth organizations, both nationally and locally.
Campus Alliance objective - to see a ministry
of evangelism and discipleship established to every middle, junior high and high school in
America - can only be accomplished together
Every Church in Every Community
Campus Alliance Service looks different in
every church in every community. In planning a Campus Alliance Service, you might
- Using a The Alliance video segment
on a large screen and with quality sound to capture the passion and emotion of students in
ministry and life on campus.
- Interviewing students and youth
leaders, pointing out the needs of students in the church and especially the real life
issues teenagers face without Christ.
- Casting a vision for reaching
every student in the community. Para-church youth leaders can partner with the local
church in illustrating the need for the entire body of Christ to work together.
- Inviting a teacher or coach to
give real life examples of the lives of students without Christ, or their impact as a
Christian example on the school campus.
- Taking pictures and displaying
them in the weeks to come.
- Asking students to give a
testimony about what God is doing at their school.
At an appropriate point in the service ...
- Invite all middle, junior high and
high school students to stand up or come to the front of the congregation.
- Ask a church leader to offer a
prayer of dedication, spiritual protection and intercession as the school year begins.
- Explain the Campus Alliance covenant and let the church know how many
students have signed it. (Put the Covenant
on a screen.)
- Show the church how the students
will pray in Prayer Triplets . You might want to
demonstrate this to the congregation.
- Give the congregation an
opportunity to sign up to pray for a student
- Spread the students around the
congregation in their groups of 3 and ask adults in the congregation to gather around them
to pray for them.
Educators as Insiders on the Campus
Congregations may include a time of affirmation and a prayer of dedication for educators,
coaches and other school personnel. Often "hands of blessing" are laid on
teachers, affirming the significant role Christian educators play. They minister daily as
insiders on the public and private campuses in the community. Campus Alliance has created a "Church
Tool Kit" to assist you in planning your Challenge Service. The Sunday
Church Tool Kit includes:
- Campus Alliance Sunday Compilation
Video with nine segments to choose from, including two from See You at the Pole
- Campus Alliance Church Service
Preparation Guide. This 8-page booklet walks you through practical helps, a sample sermon
and field-tested commissioning services to choose from.
- A reproducible Bulletin Insert to
help you tell the story.
- Campus Alliance Prayer Strategy
- 1x1x56k - The Starter Kit for
- Sample Witnessing Booklets
- Many other resources and
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