Goal of this Life Night
The goal of this Life Night is to teach teens what it means to be missionary, to raise awareness of Life Teen Missions, and to invite and empower the teens to be missionary in their own lives.
About this Life Night
When teens hear the word “missionary,” they may think of someone who gives up the comforts of life to travel to a far-off land to serve others and talk about Jesus. They may think of the “mission field” as some place foreign, a place that is full of poverty, war, and suffering. If they think that way, then they have probably never considered their school as a mission field and themselves as missionaries. This night challenges teens to re-evaluate how they define a missionary, and helps teens realize that every person who wants to be a disciple of Christ must also become missionary.
The night begins with a game that will test the teens’ knowledge of missionary activity. The answers from the game lead into the teaching for the night during the Proclaim. This teaching is foundational for the teens to understand their call to mission within the Church. The Break gives teens an opportunity to reflect on the ways they will commit to a missionary life using the four missionary pillars: prayer, community, ongoing spiritual formation, and outreach. After this they will meet in “community groups” and develop a mission plan for the environments in which they spend the most time. The night closes with a prayer of commission for the teens and a challenge to courageously go out into their mission field to spread the gospel.