Student Ministries

Our goal is to partner with and serve churches in Southern California that are passionate about evangelism and discipleship. The SoCal Harvest will be an excellent opportunity for the students and young adults of your congregation to:

  • Develop or sharpen their evangelism skills
  • Reach out to friends and family who don't know Jesus
  • Learn how to encourage a new believer
  • Gain experience serving on a team
  • Pray together, both for individuals they would like see accept Christ, and for the lost in your community
  • See God work through them and through the unity of the local church

How will student groups participate?

It starts with the Pray, Invite, Bring, strategy:

  • Pray: Your students identify who they would like to see come into a relationship with Jesus Christ and begin regularly praying.
  • Invite: Your ministry will be provided with invitations and other promotional resources to help invite those your students have been praying for.
  • Bring: When possible, your students will offer to bring those they have invited to the event. (Most of the people who respond at a Harvest event were brought by a friend.)

Saturday afternoon fun and fellowship under the "Big A"

This year we are excited to announce the SoCal 2017 Tailgate Party, and you and your church are invited! We want to encourage all ministries to use this as a time for ministry and fun. Bring barbeque, play some games, and have a good time with ministries from all across the SoCal region. Here are some fast facts:

  • Start time: Feel free to show up as early as you want to get your things set up and to grab a spot. Formal festivities will start around 3:00 PM.
  • Location: The tailgate zone will be set up under the "Big A" in the right field parking lot.
  • Stadium entry and seating: We will block off seats for everyone who is signed up (below) for the tailgate party. There will be no early entry so you will have to enter with the rest of the crowd, but you'll have the assurance of a seat. If you are not happy about the location of the saved seats, feel free to find others if you would like. All saved seats will be released to the general public at 6:30 PM.

For those who want to be further involved, there are a variety of ways to serve at the event.

Your students will be blessed as they bless others through:

  • Decision-Follow-up: A follow-up worker is simply a Christian who is willing to be a five-minute friend to someone who has just made a profession of faith at the SoCal Harvest. Follow-up workers will be trained beforehand so they know what to do and what to say.
  • Ushering: Ushers work as a team and help attendees find seats, filling the venue efficiently. They also assist with questions attendees may have, and pray for their section during the event.
  • Greeter: Greeters are the first faces people will see when they enter the venue. Greeters pass out programs and offer a friendly smile.

Let us know you're interested in getting your ministry involved; we'd like to work with you personally on the best fit for your group. We'd also like to send you two free downloadable resources for personal evangelism development, G3 Tactical Guide and Unashamed: Sharing and Showing the Gospel.

Yes, I'd like to get our group involved!

Your information has been sent!

You should receive an e-mail shortly with your free downloadable resources. You will also be contacted by Brady Collins, the director of student and young adult mobilization for the SoCal Harvest. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us.

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