Research indicates that when young people are active in the evangelistic mission of the church, they remain in the church.
The Elijah Project is a collaborative effort of the Center for Global Evangelism, the General Conference Youth Ministries and Personal Ministries/Sabbath School departments, and Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) to involve Seventh-day Adventist youth in the presentation of a full–scale, Christ–centered, doctrinal evangelistic series.
Imagine what might happen if each Adventist academy, college, or university sponsored youth evangelistic teams for three to four weeks during the summer.
Imagine what might happen if each youth department on a local church level accepted the challenges—sponsoring a group of youth for a full–scale evangelistic series.
Imagine what God might do if Adventist church leaders provided motivation, training, materials and funding to involve more than 100,000 youth in 7,000 to 10,000 evangelistic teams.
Research indicates that when young people are active in the evangelistic mission of the church, they remain in the church. The “One Thousand Missionary Movement,” ASI Youth for Jesus, and many other youth evangelistic programs around the world continue to demonstrate the value of Adventist youth sharing the message of Scripture with others. Youth involved in sharing the gospel play a significant role in revitalizing the church.
Thousands of Seventh–day Adventist youth are involved in a variety of outstanding service, witness, volunteer, and student missionary projects. While The Elijah Project affirms each of these noteworthy outreach activities, it focuses on evangelistic proclamation.