Teens Leaving Church But Going To The Theater
By Youth Specialties Posted on September 24 2013
You’ve read the stats – according to Barna, 40 percent of people aged 19-30 have walked away from faith. Youth workers are looking for ways to connect with students – and it’s no secret that sometimes the best place is on their turf. That’s the thinking behind the upcoming event SURGE, in theaters October 9 and October 16.
The vision is to give teens a place to invite friends who normally wouldn’t go to youth group. SURGE will be coming to almost 500 theaters nationwide as a first-of-its-kind movie theater event that will address some of the top fears teens have expressed as they delve into their school year. Fears like:
- School Violence
- Drug Use
- Peer Pressure
- Acceptance and Rejection
- Economic Worries
It’s designed to empower teens to not only face their fears with courage and hope that can only be found in Jesus, but to impact the world around them for the Gospel.
SURGE combines a rock concert/comedy show/youth rally into an interactive movie theater event where attendees will be encouraged to break out their smart phones in the middle of the program to download songs, apps and even compete for a chance to win an iPad!
SURGE has been a vision for several years, as a way to bring encouragement to hundreds of thousands of teens who would otherwise never step foot into a church building. The nights feature Grammy-winning artists like LeCrae, The Newsboys, and Casting Crowns, who have created songs exclusively for this event! It also features the comedy of John Gray and a message from Ron Luce.
SURGE is showing at a movie theater near you – consider moving youth group to the theater for one of those two nights! You can find out more info and get tickets at www.SURGEexperience.com