Evangelist Greg Stier said some Christians get it totally wrong when it comes to sharing the gospel, driving home his belief that truly changing culture depends most prevalently on reaching teens and young adults with biblical truth.
Stier, founder of Dare 2 Share, a youth ministry project, told The Christian Post that the most profound impact is made when Christians lead with Jesus and the Bible instead of attacking what they perceive as peoples’ sins.
Some Christians, he said, simply “do it backwards” when it comes to evangelism.
“What I tell people is that it really is a sin issue, and we need to attack that and the only thing that can attack that, just as in our lives, is the Gospel of Christ,” he said. “And so if I meet somebody who is transgender, I share the Gospel. I don’t deal with the transgender issue [right away].”
Stier said that winning culture back can’t be accomplished through verbal attacks or through politics and, instead, said that the best way to make an impact on culture is to transform the next generation. And that’s exactly what he’s doing through Dare 2 Share, an organization that is “mobilizing teenagers to reach their world for Christ.”
His organization has helped train youth pastors and church leaders across the country with resources that help reach teens with the gospel, as this is what Stier believes will make true and lasting change.
“The way we are going to win our culture back is we’re going reach the next generation, and we’re going to disciple the next generation, give them a renewed heart and renewed mind,” Stier told The Christian Post. “And then, guess what? That will filter down into the moral fiber of our nation and it will filter into our politics.”
Stier is planning a live event on Sept. 23, 2017, that will stream to churches across the U.S.
“Dare 2 Share Live is a national, live, multi-site training and outreach event that is truly one-of-kind. With high-energy inspiration, training and activation, it’s really more of a rally point for a revolution than a gathering,” the event’s website explains. “Teenagers from across the nation will gather together to bring Christ to their communities through service and gospel conversations, and spark a movement within youth ministry and within the church at large.”
Find out more about Stier and Dare 2 Share here.
(H/T: Christian Post)