Want to Network with the Newsboys?
Contributed by Jason Kaat
The Newsboys are being intentional about evangelism on their "God's Not Dead" tour for 2012. They have asked gifted evangelist and my boss, Bob Lenz, to partner with them by giving a clear Gospel message at each city they vist. In order to keep this from being a tour that simply passes through an area entertaining folks, I will be working with friend and colleague Kris Wood to network in each city on the tour.
Our goal is to mobilize local churches to follow up with students who respond to the Gospel at the concert. We are looking for Participating Churches, Prayer Partners, Local Coordinators and Data Entry Gurus to ensure that each student who responds to the Gospel is contacted by a local church. We have enlisted the help of Rick Kindschi from Community Impact Center to design a website that will give local volunteers a central hub and collaborative tool in helping us ensure students are shared with, cared for and prayed for in each community the tour passes through.
As a 16 year veteran youth worker I know there are many out there who have been critical of Christian concerts and entertainment industry for not taking evangelism seriously. RIGHTLY SO! Thats why I am excited to see a band the caliber of the Newsboys taking their commitment to evangelism to the next level. My prayer is that we will be able to meet local churches half way and work together to make sure our young people are followed up with and get plugged into a loving community of faith in order to grow more in love with Christ. Will you join us?
If the Newsboys are coming to your area please drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can start the process of networking together so that students who are impacted in your area will have a chance to get plugged into a local church. To find out if they are coming to your area visit the Newsboys tour page (2012 events only).
I am so excited to see what happens when the National Network of Youth Ministries partners with the Newsboys and Life Promotions for the one purpose of reaching students in each city with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Three years ago, Nate started Called to Youth Ministry with a desire to equip and support youth pastors. It started after he noticed a trend of people with a passion for students "go it alone" for too long and otherwise burn out, without a friend or mentor to stand by them. Now the ministry hosts online training and networking groups that leaders can join from anywhere in the world. Youth ministers from California to Florida to the UK have already benefited from the coaching, community and prayer support these groups provide.
Two year ago, Nate also started an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) company with a desire to feed his family. Now he enjoys balancing the two and being able to use the business to support his ministry habit.
Nate lives with his beautiful wife, Christa, and rambunctious two-year-old son, Josiah, in Lake Geneva, WI.