To help sports-minded people think and live biblically at the intersection of sport and Christianity
“The preparation is what allows success to (seem to) happen naturally, and even though you can’t dictate the results, you can play a big part in the way certain things unfold. That’s why I feel like I have a good chance to win every time I take the mound, and tonight was no different.”
Find someone to disciple you this semester.
Call them. Lock it in. Tell them what you are committed to over the next 3 weeks. This could be a teammate you respect, an AIA staff, or maybe someone from your local church. If none of these apply, call our SportLinc department at 937-352-1000 and we will connect you with someone to help you. This is an essential part of the challenge!
Prayer walk specifically around your campus. This could take anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours.
What is a prayer walk?
Check out this article from collegiatecollective.com to learn more
Pray for each of them now.
Commit to praying for all of them the next 15 days. Set a reminder on your phone, alarm, calendar, or watch and when it goes off, take a minute to pray for them.
Initiate at least one spiritual conversation.
Often the hardest part of starting the conversation is initiating. If you need some good questions to ask to get the ball rolling, check out the 99 Wondering Questions on Cru.org.
The end goal is simply to engage someone in spiritual conversation and see where the Lord takes it.
Walk through the essence of the gospel using the Knowing God Personally booklet with a non-Christian.
You may need some help on this one. Ask the person who is discipling you to give you some assistance. If you don't have an individual in mind to share the gospel with, ask your discipler if they can find someone for you. Sometimes just sitting at your student union and finding a stranger to volunteer their time is the easiest thing to do. Maybe even engaging one of the four names you wrote down on Day 5 of the challenge.
Prepare How to Present Your Story from Passing the Baton. Practice giving your testimony three times.
Share your testimony with two others.
Again, ask your discipler for help here. He/She will help put you in front of people to get this done. One potential option is to ask a local youth group leader if you can share in front of the kids. Another great choice would be to ask roommates to listen to your story and give you feedback.
Teach the essence of the Spirit-filled life to your discipler using the Satisfied? booklet.
Explain the "spiritual breathing" concept to one person from the booklet Have you Made the Wonderful Discovery of the Spirit-filled Life? by Bill Bright.
If you do not know who to do this with, ask your discipler for help finding someone. Your best option may be to do this with someone you know is a Christian and could benefit from hearing about this concept.