Campus Alive

October 8, 2009

Campus Revolution!

Filed under: Challenge,Message,Objective,Please Note — campusalive @ 2:23 pm

How many of you know about Campus Revolution? It’s been a while since the CampusRevo prayer group has been going on in Ausmat Cafe at 1pm every Wednesday but I’m pretty sure that there are many of those who have been to CA, do not know about CampusRevo.

What exactly is CampusRevo? Why should we have a prayer meeting for it? What’s the point? These questions may be running through your mind even as you’re reading this, but have no fear! For Brother Dave Yeow from ACTs Church has provided us with an awesome sharing/message about CampusRevo and it’s an excellent read.

Without further ado, I present to you Campus Revolution!

Campus Revolution

Campus Revolution is a movement/mobilization of young people who desire to maximize their time in colleges and universities by making a stand for their faith and to bring about positive change (Revolution!) on their campuses. It is a coming together of like-minded and like-spirited individuals who believe that it’s “biblical to be radical”. It is not about students walking around and thumping their bibles on non-believers or being “mean street preachers”. Rather its about students being unashamed of the gospel and living a transparent life that showcases their faith for all to see.  It’s about young people bringing their friends to Christ, by making Christ’s love tangible on campus.

“How do we do this?”


Start “prayer Groups with a purpose”. Students coming together to pray on campus is neither something new, nor something outdated.

However, it is also very common for prayer groups to mushroom on campus and then wither out as assignments, exams, tutorials and other extra-curricular activity kicks in. Many times, this happens because there is a lack of focus, vision and purpose. We go about thinking that we pray because it’s the Christian thing to do. Unknowingly, we can end up praying about everything underneath the sky, thinking we’ve accomplished a lot but in actuality missing the mark God has set. It’s time to put purpose and targets back into our prayer.

This is what you do:

Step 1:   Strengthen Yourself in Prayer

Start the prayer group off by praying for everyone gathered. We all have needs (exams, personal walk, etc). So it is completely alright, in fact essential that you cover one another in prayer. This can usually be done by asking the group for personal prayer requests, followed by everyone praying for the person on their right (for example).

Step 2:   Have an Outward Looking Faith

After ‘Step 1′, get everyone to take the next five minutes praying for your unsaved classmates or course-mates. Because this is a campus prayer group, we need to target our prayers at our unsaved friends that God has placed us around with. Name them, pray for them and prophesy by faith for their salvation. Intercede for your campuses and ask God to open their spiritual eyes, spiritual ears and soften the hearts of your friends.

Step 3:   Faith + Action = Life.

Dare to do something radical! End the prayer time by getting everyone in your group to seek the Holy Spirit for the next five minutes on what HE wants you to do that week. It could be an act of kindness or even an evangelism opportunity. Ask God for specific instructions and then spend the next 5 minutes listening. After that, share with the entire group and encourage each other to get moving and doing what God has placed in their hearts!


In Campus Revolution we are guided by the principles of: Conviction, Courage, Commitment and Continuity.


Conviction:

-We are convinced that God’s word is true, and that we are a chosen generation, separated from a young age to preach the gospel and declare God’s love to the world.

-We are convinced that we are born for such a time as this. And that he has placed students in their respective campuses not by fluke, but for them to be the salt and light there.

-We are convinced that when we lift the name of Jesus up on campus, He will draw all men unto Him.

Courage:

-We believe that conviction and courage go hand in hand. Conviction without action is a dead faith; and action cannot come without courage.

-We believe that if Christians are serious about taking “campus ground” for God, it is only logical that they need to be strong and courageous.

-We believe that Conviction + Courage = Passion. And it takes nothing short of true passion to win a lost generation.

Commitment:

-We believe that God is bigger than exams. And it’s time to make a stand that as exams draw near, students should draw closer to God. Not the other way around.

-We believe that Campus Revolution is something God has started. And what God has called us to do, we are committed to pay the price to see it come into fruition.

– We are committed to show up, stand up and speak up on our campuses, even if we are the only ones to do so, because God can save by many or few (even through one).

Continuity:

-We believe that if we are committed to live out our convictions courageously, we will finally say goodbye to a fluctuating Christian presence on campus and hello to revival.

-We believe that no tree bears fruit overnight. Therefore, we are in this for the long run. If we only have one month left on campus, we will shine for God; if we have 5 years left on campus, we will still shine for God. However long it takes, we will give our all to build the wall.

-We believe in passing on good legacies to the younger generation and the raising of new leaders to fight the good fight and continue the revolution.

I hope that even as you read this, I do hope that you will be encouraged. :) Let’s gear up for a revival in INTEC!

P/S: If you would like to receive the Campus Revolution Mail, with testimonies of how CampusRevo has changed lives in colleges all around Subang Jaya and even to Penang, give the admin a buzz through e-mail, Facebook or even sms. :D

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