The Christmas Dare
Every Christmas we have fun and enjoy a lot but what about our friends?. This dare challenges you to share the true meaning, joy and purpose of Christmas with our friends. If you don't share, who will? Do you dare to take this challenge?
What people say?
"Feel so blessed and also can feel the burden of being Jesus's disciples ... It feels so good and great being apart of this.. Fulfilling what He has called us to do . And more than everything else, it made me learn to depend on The Holy Spirit for ideas, direction and completion of an event."
"It was really really enriching because I could also reflect on what Christmas really means to me. It helped me understand more about the LOVE of God. My friends also had good responses which was encouraging."
"It gave me a chance to ponder deeply on what Christmas is really about and how the message of Christmas can be shared in simple language. It has taught me that it is not my work but His work therefore he will equip me with everything that is needed to make things work best and He will get thing done at the right time."
How does it work?
Christmas fills us all with joy, peace and happiness. Surely, you are looking forward to the festivities. But what about your friends, do they know why you celebrate Christmas and what it means to you?
Christmas Dare gives you an opportunity to share the meaning and purpose of Christmas with your friends through a simple and yet effective 4-step process.
Step 1: Pray
Christmas isn't just about enjoying but it's also a time to grow closer to the Lord. So, let us start with prayer. Pray for courage to approach and share the Good News of Christmas with your friends.
Make a list of friends and start praying for them. Pray that God may touch their lives and they may experience the true meaning of Christmas. You may share the list with us and we will support you in prayers.
Step 2: Prepare
Christmas is more misunderstood than understood. People think of eating and drinking when they hear "Christmas". In this context, it's very important for us to help them understand:
Why we celebrate Christmas and what it means to us?
What's your answer, why do you celebrate and what does it mean to you. Prepare your answer, let it be simple, personal and to the point. This is what you can share but don't just start with that. Create an interest by sharing creative and meaningful videos, songs or trivia about Christmas. These can help you start the conversations.
We will share some of these resources after you sign up to help you, feel free to contact us for ideas and clarifications.
Step 3: Pour Out
The videos and etc provide you with conversation starters, you can always ask, " how was the video I sent last night?". Some may show interest while others may be indifferent, don't give up. Persevere in prayer.
Look for opportunities to hang out together, you can take your friends out to eat or invite them home and discuss plans for Christmas. In the middle of that you can always say, "hey guys, I just wanted to share something about Christmas, would you mind hearing me out?". Now. that's quite polite! You can come up with your own ideas as well. Be creative.
Step 4: Sign Up
Signing up shows your willingness to trust God and depend upon His goodness to empower and equip you. You can choose to ignore and miss out - the choice is yours.
Signing up will enable you to use our resources, join us in prayer and you can contact us to share difficulties or ideas.