Madison had been attending the Memphis-area church for a year and a half and let youth leaders know she didn’t have a personal relationship with Christ. More than 25 people began praying for her salvation. Then at a Disciple Now event with the theme “Jesus is King,” she trusted Christ as Savior.
Payne likewise attended for months without knowing Jesus. One Sunday morning, next generation pastor Jon Gambrell noticed another student sharing the gospel with Payne between Sunday School and worship. Through tears, he prayed to receive Christ.
In all, Fayette’s youth ministry, which averages 100-120 in weekly worship, saw some 20 teenagers baptized last year. Such fruitfulness stems from a culture of discipleship. [Read more…]