This past Wednesday, the high school and junior high ministries at Harvest teamed up for Uprising, a unique grassroots event designed to inspire and encourage today’s Christian youth to make a stand for Jesus Christ in their generation.
The night included music from Sixteen Cities and a message by Pastor Daniel Hooper. With about 770 young people in attendance, it was fantastic to see well over 200 of them make commitments or recommitments to Jesus Christ.
The problems and pressures that today’s youth are facing are unprecedented. Things that were virtually unheard of a generation ago—sexting, cyberbullying, guns in school, the open extolment of homosexuality, and a heightened antagonism towards Christianity, for example—have become commonplace among today’s youth culture. To live the life of a genuine Christ follower is almost revolutionary, hence the event’s strong title.
Will you pray for an uprising among today’s youth? Pray that they would rise up and follow Christ wholeheartedly, making a difference for His kingdom in their schools, their homes, and their communities. And specifically pray for those 200+ individuals who made decisions for Christ, that they would be grounded in the Lord, spend time in His Word, and look to Him when adversity comes.