Next Step: Live Your Faith
Isn’t it awesome to know you’re not alone in sharing and reading God’s Word on Bring Your Bible to School Day? You will be joined by hundreds of thousands of students—and their families—who are celebrating freedom and faith on this day. Even if you are just one person in your school—it’s so encouraging to know that God’s love is strengthening you, nationwide prayers are going with you and more than half a million others are doing the same thing at their schools.
But when Bring Your Bible to School Day is over, how can you keep the conversation going and continue living out your faith on a day-to-day basis? We’ve got some great news that will help:
This is more than just a one-day event for students: It’s a year-long movement to empower students and their families to boldly live out their faith on campus and in the culture. For that reason, the motto for Bring Your Bible to School Day is “Bring It. Share It. Live It.” In keeping with that theme, for the first time this year we will introduce a “live your faith” initiative.
#LiveYourFaith will equip students and their families with monthly challenges—specific, tangible actions they can take to live out their faith at school and in the community throughout the year. In the weeks following the event, watch for these challenges that will provide fun and engaging ways to put your biblical faith into practice right where you live, as well as opportunities to share your experiences with our online community. Also to come in 2020: Digital tools and videos that parents and churches can use to equip and encourage the youth in their lives.
Why is it so important to Focus on the Family to provide youth and families with these equipping resources?
If you pay much attention to the news lately, it’s hard to miss the headlines featuring Christians being marginalized or ridiculed for their faith—whether it’s Second Lady Karen Pence attacked for teaching art at a Christian school, a Hollywood actor being criticized for attending a Bible-believing church, or public high school students in Pennsylvania battling a “Bible ban” on their campus. These stories remind us why it’s vital to empower the next generation of leaders—our youth—with the confidence to boldly articulate and live out their faith in a largely post-Christian society.
Plus, did you know the majority of U.S. students spend at least 6 hours per day in school? That leaves little time for building a spiritually sound, biblical mindset through consistent family and church interactions. How can Bible-believing, Christian families compensate for this discrepancy? That’s where the #LiveYourFaith initiative will come alongside families and provide them with easy-to-use tools they can use to engage together and have proactive conversations on biblical, worldview issues that are having the most impact on students and the culture around them.