We all have influence, but how we choose to use it makes all the difference.
Recently, a few of the Timber Creek High School varsity football players chose to use their influence to positively affect their school…and it’s had some incredible results.
Dylan, Ethan, and Adrian first attended Elevate, Milestone’s student ministry, this January after being invited by an Elevate leader. Each had a genuine encounter with Jesus and left deeply impacted by what they had experienced.
That night they went to dinner and had a conversation that would be the beginning of a powerful movement at Timber Creek. All three were ready to go all-in and impact their school for Jesus.
The next Wednesday night the guys brought several of their teammates to Elevate. At the end of service, an entire row of football players came forward to accept Jesus.
By early February, a Monday night Bible study had started. 20 young athletes showed up on the first night and the group continues to grow. In the last few weeks, more than 25 people have given their lives to Christ from Timber Creek.
Last weekend, Dylan, Ethan, and 7 of their friends decided to make a public declaration and get baptized in our weekend services. The positive change they’ve seen at their school is evident and they plan to continue to reach other students for Christ.
“That night we decided that we wanted to bring change at our school and with our friends. Our main motivation is to get closer to God as a team, but over the weeks we have set our goal to get as many students from Timber Creek to Elevate every Wednesday night. The changes at our school are amazing. The entire atmosphere has changed in our junior class. We have students hanging up cards and handing out donuts encouraging others to come to Elevate. We have a very devoted group of students that want to see change just as much as Dylan, Adrian, and I. We are expecting record high numbers in the upcoming weeks. –Ethan Mooney”
We are never too young or too old to join God in His mission to seek and save the lost. If you’ve been redeemed by Christ, He doesn’t want you sitting on the sideline. He wants you in the game!
Here at Milestone we believe you don’t have to wait to be great. We are so proud of all of our students who go into the mission field daily to affect change in their classrooms, teams, and families and reach others with the love of Jesus.