Empowered by Youth Alive®, Our Schools Matter is aimed to make Jesus known through the most strategic entity in every community – the local school. Why are your local schools so strategic?
The largest collection of unreached people in any community intersects through the local school, whether students, parents, faculty, or business leaders. While the church and adults have no legal rights on the school campus, they can mobilize, invest, and serve their school(s). By serving and impacting the local school, the church impacts the broader community through its family relationships.
Find out more about the Our Schools Matter effort and how to bring it to your community below.
Our Schools Matter mobilizes the local church three ways within one effort.
Lead pastors and the local church: Make a commitment to be a hand of service by responding to the needs of your local schools.
Youth leaders and youth ministries: Inspire and mobilize your students to not only join the service efforts of your church, but to also join in a Youth Series to make Jesus known in their school.
Students: Declare that Our Schools Matter as you commit to pray and start conversations to share the gospel.