This information provided as a service to the "Reach Youth for Christ" committee, in the national interest.
If you are a spirit-filled Christian, love young people, and have considerable leadership ability, we ask you to consider becoming a 'Team Captain for Christ.'
Today our great nation is going through some stormy seas and the underlying reason is because far too many of our citizens were never taught the word of God. As a nation we are where the Israelites were at the end of the period of the Judges. The last verse of this book says, 'In those days there was no king in Israel and each one did what was right in his own eyes.' (Judges 21:25)
If our nation is to regain the moral high-ground that we once had, it will be because we return to the God of the Bible and understand and obey His laws. The greatest resource we have in America is our young people and, as Christians, we must teach them the Bible, and the principles and truths it contains for a successful, productive and happy life.
If you possess the leadership qualities mentioned earlier, could you recruit mentors and students to begin an organized approach to study and learn the Bible? A group of committed, Christian businessmen has created a new initiative that has as its main focus attracting young people to Christ, and to retain those already in a Bible believing church. No rational thinking person would want to live in a community where there are no churches.
Scripture references will be provided to explore, discuss and master topics like the following: The Story of God's Chosen People, The Promised Messiah, The Story of Jesus's Miraculous Birth, The Doctrine of Salvation, The Work and Indwelling of the Holy Spirit, The Mark of a Christian, The Command to Forgive, God's Answers to Life's Problems and How to Live a Victorious Life, plus many, many more. What is truly exciting is when each student begins to learn and understand the Bible; they will set out on their own to satisfy that spiritual need that is innate in every human being.
Here are some thoughts to sharpen our focus. In every community in America there are many individuals who can and will become 'Team Captains for Christ' men and women who will stand in the gap (Ezekiel 22:30) to recruit mentors who can teach the Bible and young people who are eager to learn.
It should be noted that the 'Reach Youth for Christ' ministry is laymen led, just ordinary laymen and laywomen who love the Lord and want to be a part of turning America back to God, 'If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.' (II Chronicles 7:14.) No one earns a penny and we want all Christians to be involved and since we are all part of the Body of Christ, this means we are all members of His Church.
Without question, some of the best people to be 'Team Captains for Christ' will be church youth directors since they already have a heart for young people and have the knowledge and the training. But we need all kinds and ages of Christians who know and can teach the Bible to step forward and help save our young people. Each team captain should be able to recruit from five to ten mentors and the corresponding number of youth to be mentored. For more information read and download the 'Mentor Teaching Guide.'
It will take time for this effort to spread across America but this is a ministry that is long overdue and with God's help and your help, it will be successful and make a tremendous difference in the lives of thousands, perhaps millions, of young people and in our nation's future.
P.S. Let's work together to begin a Spiritual Revival in America to turn our great nation back to God.