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Mission Possible – Student Leader Training 2016

Mission Possible – Student Leader Training 2016

Note:  It is not required, but highly recommended, that you listen to this while reading this post. There are a lot of things in the National School Project (NSP) vocabulary. Things like enthusiastic audacity, anticipated zeal, unceremonious kerfuffle, and “cool.” One word that is not in our vocabulary, however, is “impossible.” That’s why during SLT this year we’re sending out ten mission trips to cities all over the Midwest. These mission trips, affectionately nicknamed Mission Possible, are to connect with…

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Can I get a witness? – Student Leader Training 2016

Can I get a witness? – Student Leader Training 2016

Why does the National School Project exist? To be a witness to the life-changing message of the love of Christ! Specifically in the public high schools. But in order to be a powerful witness there, we try to always be reminding one another of the innate joy of witnessing and the love of Christ that drives us to share. “Let us consider how to stir one another up to love and good works.” Hebrews 10:24 “For Christ’s love compels us,…

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The 30 Second “Why” – Student Leader Training 2016

The 30 Second “Why” – Student Leader Training 2016

The first full day of Student Leader Training (SLT) started out with a bang as we had a game of the Amazing Race to break the ice, get used to talking to strangers, and begin to get excited for being together! By the end of the day, the excitement of the first ever National School Project SLT was palpable as we got to hear stories from both the Illinois and California state teams. Also today, all the student leaders had the opportunity to…

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Starting Strong – Student Leader Training 2016

Starting Strong – Student Leader Training 2016

Today, students from all over California and Illinois are traveling to Chicago for two weeks of intensive training in leadership and sharing the Gospel, for team building and support in ministry, and for a time of growth in their faith. After many weeks of preparation, we’re ready to welcome our student leaders to Student Leader Training (SLT), August 2016! SLT is a precious part of our ministry because of the tremendous impact Student Leaders have on high school students’ lives. They are…

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Following Through

Following Through

If you’ve been keeping up with us lately, you’ll know that we recently wrapped up our two week training for our college student leaders, and that we’re thrilled with the caliber of our team this year. During the first week of training, we all went into L.A. to share the gospel around the city. Brennan, our student director at Trinity International University in Chicago, was part of the group that went to Hollenbeck Park in East L.A. He soon struck…

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Answering the Call of Discipleship

Answering the Call of Discipleship

Why do we do what we do at the National School Project? That is the question we constantly asked ourselves the past two weeks at our Student Leader Training. Why did thirty-seven student leaders and staff spend the last two weeks of their summer in meetings, focused on our vision and mission, being equipped for ministry in this coming school year?  Because Jesus is worthy. We have taken his call to make disciples of all nations seriously, believing that it…

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Sent Out for Healthy Ministry

Sent Out for Healthy Ministry

  Wednesday was our last day of student leader training and it was filled with practical tools to live a healthy ministry life. Being a student while doing ministry can become stressful as we are being pulled in many different directions. We can feel ourselves being stretched too thin, to the point of compromise in other areas of our life. Sleep, diet, exercise and even our relationship with the Lord is minimized to achieve our responsibilities. Being stressed out during ministry is unhealthy as it…

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Faithful to the Mission

Faithful to the Mission

Hello! My name is Heather Suiter. 5 years ago I was given the challenge to reach my high school for Christ in Chicagoland. The boldest mission I had ever encountered. Through God’s strength, I said yes. Jesus rocked my faith and moved in the lives of my peers like never before. My heart was sharpened with a deepened love for the lost. A love that desperately longed to see the eternity of America’s lost youth change. I wouldn’t be who…

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Follow Me as I Follow Christ

Follow Me as I Follow Christ

  Tuesday we spent a lovely summer day at Azusa Pacific University. Even though it is my rival school, it was still awesome to see where our San Gabriel Valley chapter is operating out of. It was a packed day of photos and training in how to enroll high schools. Though I went through a similar training session last year, it was good to be reminded of the value and possibility that enrolling a school can entail. We are able…

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Empathetic Leadership

Empathetic Leadership

After long days of training and an entire first week under my belt, I can honestly say that the weekend of rest was much needed. Even though the workshops, scribbling down notes from all of the wise teaching, and chapter breakouts were put on pause, the momentum and excitement for ministry has not. On Sunday teams from every chapter were sent out to different churches in the cities of La Mirada, Bellflower, and West Covina. Every team spoke about the topic…

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