Student Venture to a Student
Explaining Student Venture
What is Student Venture? Is it a club, an organization, a church, a group, a team or an outdoor backpacking company?
Student Venture is a group of people who are learning about how God relates to their lives. Student Venture exists to help people know how to begin a personal relationship with God and to grow in that relationship.
Student Venture can best be explained by comparing it to having a school within a school. That is, Student Venture offers spiritual development within the context of the public (or private) school which offers educational and physical training.
The explanation is also an excellent tool for leading into the gospel. It is appropriate to use on individual appointments with new students or those wanting to know more about Student Venture. Also, it may be modified to present to a group of people being introduced to Student Venture.
Following is the explanation to use when describing Student Venture as a “School Within a School.” Also included is a page with the text and diagram to use or reproduce as needed.
THE SCHOOL WITHIN A SCHOOL
Every student is looking for fulfillment. To find it, a balance needs to be established in the three major areas:
To develop spiritually, an individual needs to understand and apply two things:
Has anyone ever explained to you how to begin a personal relationship with God? q yes q no If no, may I explain that right now? (Go through The Four Spiritual Laws or Connecting With God booklet.) If yes, would you share about how you became a Christian? (Share the gospel if in doubt.)
Student Venture offers a variety of activities to help students grow in their relationship with God, wherever they are in that relationship:
As you look at these four areas, which of these sounds most interesting to you? (Give the appropriate information, and follow-up on their interest.)