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Hold their Attention

Hand StandThere was once a street preacher who was renowned for his brand of youth evangelism activities. Choosing a good spot on a street corner or a wide walkway, he drew a stick of chalk out of his pocket and very carefully began to mark a large circle on the ground! As he worked he began to speak about his faith. Next, he gently placed the palms of his hands within the ring and kicked his feet up into a handstand, still expounding his message! This unusual and eccentric youth evangelism activity quickly gathered a crowd of curious onlookers. "What's wrong? Is someone hurt?" a voice from the back asked. Then, on sighting the upturned feet he asked, "Does he do any other tricks?"

Interested Audience

When the preacher feels that the group was large enough, he leaps to his feet and addresses his hearers regarding their own position with God. This is certainly a unique as well as an eccentric kind of youth evangelism activities. It is a great way of drawing an interested audience. Few of us would want or be able to emulate these handstands for God! We should, however, recognize that a lot of people need an extra special effort on our part in order to attract and hold their attention. Like these youth evangelism activities, the teenagers at a Christian Disco or Coffee Bar may require that essence of the unusual to retain their interest. They also want to feel comfortable with their surroundings.

"Youth Evangelism Activities"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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