As David said on Sunday, the Bridging the Gap team is gearing up for another year of outreach to Washington-Lee High School. Specifically, we’ll be teaming up with some folks from Young Life to intentionally get to know students, establish a presence there, and ultimately work towards forming a club on campus.
Here are a couple of important things I’d love for you to know about this opportunity:
- The Bridging the Gap team is still taking shape – you could be on the team! We’re looking to expand the team, so if this is something you feel God is calling you to, we’d love to have you.
- This is going to be challenging in all the right ways. One of the best ways to grow in your faith is to step out and do something scary – like walking up to a group of teenagers you don’t know and talking to them!
- You will be trained. We’re going to be shepherded by Carlos Dimas, who has years of experience working with youth generally and with starting Young Life clubs specifically. He’s a great guy and a great teacher. We’ll also be working as a team, so you’ll be well-taken care of.
- This is directly in line with our church’s vision for the next five years. At the last parish meeting, David laid out our vision for the next stage in Restoration’s life – to reach 2000 disciples. This opportunity will be a very concrete way to begin implementing that vision, as some of us to step out in faith to make connections with the people around us. And what better place to begin than virtually across the street from our church. There are a lot of amazing kids at this school who need to know that God loves them, and I’m looking forward to Restoration playing a role in making that happen.
Tomorrow we will be having a meeting for anyone who’s interested. Even if you’re not sure you can make a commitment just yet, come on out and hear more about what’s going on.
Here are the details:
Time: Wednesday, August 20th, 7:30pm.
Place: 4636 3rd St. South, in Arlington.
Contact: You can reach me at 202-459-7203 or email@example.com.
Hope to see you there!