Just about every summer our high school students attend the Christ In Youth MOVE Summer Conference. It’s a week designed specifically for high school students and the goal is to move students to become Kingdom Workers.
For the past few years, that challenge to Kingdom Work was an individual one where students would commit to open a card and fulfill the challenge they were given. We’ve had students in the past serve with special needs kids, go through their clothes and sell what they didn’t wear to raise money for a ministry, and commit to putting others first by allowing others to go in line first. The challenges were varied, but always pointed students to Kingdom Work.
This year the challenge was a group challenge. So a few months after MOVE our group received our Kingdom Worker Challenge: social justice. We spent some time talking about what social justice is. One definition we read was this: “…to love and defend those with the least economic and social power.”
Our group then did some brainstorming about what it looked like to love and defend those with the least power. We talked about local and global organizations that do that. We landed on International Justice Mission (IJM) and decided to raise funds to support the work they are doing. The vision of IJM is to “Rescue thousands. Protect millions. Prove that justice for the poor is possible.”
Our Kingdom Worker Challenge is to raise $800 which will help provide after-care and training for those rescued from human trafficking and fund a weeks worth of investigation to continue rescuing people.
We have a Kingdom Worker Campaign Page where people can see more information about the project and also donate toward our goal. The page will be active until May 23. Click on the image below to be a part of our campaign.