Years ago, I was in a meeting led by a very strong, decisive director named Stan. I liked him because he led with clarity. We didn’t spend too many hours picking over small points that did not matter. He kept us moving.
One day, about 15 of us were seated at a long, rectangular table in a formal, office conference room.
Stan was clearly frustrated and let loose on a long rant about what he wanted to see done, and how results were not coming as quickly as he would like. You could feel the tension in the room rise the longer he talked. When he finally took a breath and paused, one of the men at the table spoke up and said…
“Well, Stan, enough about you. Let’s talk about me.”
And everyone burst into laughter, including Stan. (Though a strong leader, he also had a kind heart.)
In several of these posts, I’ve described ways that God has been clear in his direction, in leading me. I hope it built your faith in God and what he can do! At the same time…I’m WAY tired of talking about me.
Let’s talk about YOU!!
1. YOU ARE REACHING PEOPLE IN CONVERSATIONS – Perhaps you have ventured into conversations with friends or relatives about God. You have encouraged them to visit EveryStudent.com to further explore their questions and move toward faith in Jesus. Good for you!!
It is my guess that you have felt greater freedom in talking about God, because if they ask tough questions, you know you can quickly help them by encouraging them to visit EveryStudent.com.
I know that I personally will start conversations, knowing I can significantly help someone, even if I only have a few minutes with them.
People are not put off by hearing about a website. It’s safe. It’s private. They can be honest about their thoughts and questions. Defenses can come down. It’s the perfect environment for God to speak to them.
In one year, more than 800,000 people have gone to EveryStudent.com, just from someone handing them a business card, or a flier, or telling them about the site.
(If you want some help in how you can start conversations about God, please see:
2. YOU MIGHT HAVE SHARED IN SOCIAL MEDIA — I know that many are sharing articles and videos in your social media. SOOO great! I think of this as sowing broadly, like Jesus talked about. Some of the seed falls on rocky ground, some in weeds, some along the path…but some in good soil. Jesus knows people’s hearts. Our friends in our social networks are our field. Let’s so broadly!!
In one year, more than 150,000 people came to EveryStudent.com via Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, etc. I’m always looking for ideas or hearing how you think we could take advantage of this more. Already a LOT of people were reached and I’m so grateful for your role in this!
3. YOU MIGHT HAVE INCLUDED EVERYSTUDENT.COM IN YOUR EMAIL, WEBSITES, BLOGS — Another 140,000 people visited EveryStudent.com in one year, by seeing a link to EveryStudent.com. It might be at the bottom of your signature on your email address. Or in a blog you write. Or maybe added to a church’s website. It can be a simple addition:
“To explore questions about life or God, see http://EveryStudent.com.”
Here is where you can grab our logo: http://www.everystudent.com/logo/
All of this adds up to some of the ways you might have helped make Jesus findable to hundreds of thousands of people!! And, it leads to people beginning a relationship with God.
If you ever want to see all the results from all of EveryStudent.com (for all 40+ languages it is in), we post those results every month here: http://www.everystudent.info/r/monthly.html
I praise God for your efforts, your heart for others to know Jesus.