First Edition projects for North America are in the works and coming soon.
The public schools of North America are remarkably nuanced mission fields. Although the need for evangelism is great, legislation prevents many outside, faith-based organizations from directly delivering the Gospel. If spiritual change and awakening are to take place in these schools, it has to come from within.
First Priority has responded to this need by equipping students to engage their campuses with the Good News. These world-changers meet in clubs, typically supported by a local pastor or parent, and learn how to apply the truths within God’s Word to their lives. Since its inception, over 90,000 students have come to know the Lord, but the work has just begun!
OneHope is seeking to partner with First Priority to establish 10,000 new, student-initiated clubs so 300,000 young people may begin their walk with Jesus. OneHope will support this God-given goal by developing resources for over 250,000 student leaders. These tools will follow a 36-week scope, training young people on how they can present the Gospel to their friends and peers.
Studies have shown that over 85% of Christians come to know Christ between the ages of 4 and 14. GameDay, a Gospel-focused after-school club for 3rd-5th graders created by our amazing partners at First Priority, is passionate about reaching elementary school-aged children within this “4-14 window” with the Gospel and connecting them to local churches.
OneHope will partner with GameDay to develop two years of engaging curriculum for the upcoming school year. Game Day’s lessons teach students character values from a biblical perspective through storytelling, hands-on activities, and dynamic gameplay. This resource will play a critical role in fulfilling GameDay’s mission: connecting with the church to reach every 3rd-5th grade student on every public school campus with the hope of Christ.
Our Feed program is a resource for churches and youth ministries that helps young people become deeply rooted in the faith, develop a biblical worldview, understand why they believe what they believe, and learn how to live their faith fully. We plan to expand this resource with Catechism for small group study.
In development are two new small group studies —- students are invited into conversations about topics that matter to them like gender identity and transgenderism. Each series will help them unpack and navigate the messages they receive from society, while also equipping them with a biblical framework for identity and embodiment.