Uniting the local church to impact our middle and high schools in the Permian Basin with the Gospel Message through student-led clubs.
Taking the HOPE of Christ to every student.
First Priority clubs follow a four-week strategy called HOPE. HOPE is an acronym for Help, Overcome, Prepare, and Engage.
Help Week: Helping students believe and share the Good News of Jesus.
Overcome Week: Overcoming things that keep students from sharing the Good News of Jesus.
Prepare Week: Students preparing their story of when they believed the Good News of Jesus.
Engage Week: Students engaging their school and community with the Good News of Jesus.
During Engage week, students are given the opportunity to respond to a Gospel presentation where they can indicate a desire for another student to follow up with them. Often this leads to their attending a local youth ministry for the first time and getting connected to the local church for discipleship.
Why First Priority
- Because being lost without Christ means a loss of hope. Only a declining 12% of students in the US attend church weekly.
- Because without intentional campus evangelism training and implementation, students who don’t attend church may never hear the gospel.
- Because no one church can reach and disciple every middle and high school student in their community, but when united, THE Church can.
- According to the Billy Graham Association, 85% of all that come to Christ do so before they graduate high school. There by making our middle schools and high schools the greatest mission field in America.