The students who participate in Back Yard Bible Clubs train for weeks. They learn how to share the gospel, create fun and engaging skits, develop games, and more. These students lead many children to faith during Boot Camp and BYBC week, but every year the gospel falls on the ears of someone other than the children – and it changes lives.
One student, Trevor, was getting ready to participate with his BYBC team when his friend, Adam, asked to hang out. Instead of saying no, Trevor asked Mackenzie, his team captain, if it was okay.
“Mackenzie wasn’t really sure if she should let Adam come, because the team needed to stay focused on the kids at the club and it might be a little weird,” said Brad Brittain, the Middle School Pastor. Ultimately, Mackenzie gave the okay for Adam to join the team’s first 6 pm club.
“It wasn’t an environment designed for him, but maybe he needed someone to explain the gospel to him the simplest way,” Brad said.
After that first club, instead of heading home, Adam joined the team for the next one at 7:30 pm. While the team performed their skits, conducted games, and shared the gospel, Adam listened attentively, engaged with what was happening before him.
After hearing the gospel shared for the second time that evening in a simple, effective way, Adam gave his life to Christ. “It wasn’t an environment designed for him, but maybe he needed someone to explain the gospel to him the simplest way,” Brad said.
God used Adam’s surroundings and friends to make the gospel a reality, even in atmosphere designed for a completely different age group. Through the Great Adventure, Adam got to “make the best decision of his life.”
*We have changed the names of some of the students.