What Is First Priority
Mission: To take the HOPE of Christ to every student.
Vision: Uniting the local church to impact our middle and high schools in the Permian Basin with the Gospel Message through student-led clubs.
Permian Basin First Priority clubs follow a four-week strategy called HOPE. HOPE is an acronym for Help, Opportunity, Prepare, and Encounter.
Our theme for the 2022-23 School Year is: The Conversation – Having intentional conversations about the Gospel
- Help start a Gospel conversation
- Opportunity to share our Faith Story
- Prepare to reach our school with the Gospel
- Encounter Jesus through the Gospel message
During Encounter 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, making our middle schools and high schools the greatest mission field in America.