What Is First Priority

Vision

The Hope of Christ in Every Student.

Mission

Unite the Local Body of Christ with a plan of action to influence the school with the gospel. The ministry of First Priority gets worked out through a club at school. First Priority clubs follow a four-week strategy called HOPE. HOPE is an acronym for Help, Overcome, Prepare, and Engage.

Help: Students are equipped to share to the gospel.

Overcome: Students are inspired to overcome their fear of sharing the gospel.

Prepare: Students are given the opportunity to share their testimony.

Engage: Believing students are given the opportunity to invite their non-believing friends to hear about the HOPE of Christ.

Follow-Up Process

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. Culture statistics indicate that suicide, sexual confusion, and abortion are on the incline.
  • 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.

Nonprofit

Permian Basin First Priority is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.