The activities in this “20 Day Challenge” will help you live out the Great Commission Jesus gave us in Matthew 28:18-20. Over the span of one month, engage with five specific challenges per week.
Avoid trying to do it alone. Depending on your context, each day’s challenge presents an opportunity to lock arms with a teammate or co-worker and to trust God together. Encourage one another as you step out in faith each day.
Watch God work in your life and the lives of those around you as you take the challenge this month!
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. Read through how to be empowered by the Spirit.
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 write your own testimony 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.
Understand the Spirit-filled life using re-reading the Spirit-Filled Empowered section of Equipped
Teach the essence of the Spirit-filled life to your discipler using the 02. Spirit-Filled section.
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.