Last Friday saw the launch of ‘Shine Live’ – a new worship gathering for teenagers. It came at the end of an incredible week in which our team spent time in five schools across South Yorkshire. Along with music artists ‘The Plan’ and Guvna B, they delivered a creative message aimed at raising aspirations and reminding over 5000 young people that they have value and are loved.
One amazing testimony was that a church in Doncaster had been praying for their town and schools. One teacher was particularly praying for her school, specifically that there would be opportunity for her pupils to hear an inspiration message that week; during this prayer time a Guvna B CD was playing in the background. When she arrived at work the following day she discover that unknown to her the Head Teacher had booked the Shine Team last minute and they would be there later in the week. That teacher gave testimony on Friday that she was amazed by the faithfulness of God in answering her pray in such a specific and wonderful way especially when she realised that it would be Guvna B giving the inspirational message she had prayed for!
The team were so encouraged by the response throughout the week. On Friday night the church building was packed with 200 teenagers and at the end of the evening many responded to a call to follow Jesus, Praise God!
Our Youth Team Leader said…
“Hearing teenagers singing ‘Nothing but the Blood of Jesus’ along with Guvna B at the top of their voices is something that I’ll never forget, God is on the move!”
We are so excited to see how God is doing things amongst young people, several of the schools have already invited the Shine Team to return.
Do keep praying for the team as they go into two more schools this week.
The Shine Project has been developed to support secondary schools in the delivery of their SMSC curriculum. Find out more here.