The following steps are a guide for those (students, teachers, youth leaders and parents) who desire to see a First Priority Club established at their middle or high school.
Step 1: We Train You
- The First Priority vision and strategy to see the Hope of Christ in every student in your school.
- How a student has first amendment rights in a school under the Equal Access Act.
- How Teachers, Parent, and Church Leaders can support the students as they lead the club.
Step 2: You Train Students
Part of the FP training is in the HOPE strategy. The HOPE strategy is a four week meeting cycle for the students to implement in the FP club. Week one is Help where students learn to understand (and share) the gospel; they get a new Gospel tool each month. Week two is Overcome where there is a discussion about overcoming fears and obstacles that the world puts in their way. Week 3 is Prepare week where students write out then share their faith journey with the club. Their story can be of how God entered into their life or a situation they walked through via the power of God. Week 4 is Engage week where the club engages the students at school with the gospel; Non-believers are invited, an upbeat atmosphere is created, the Good News of Jesus is shared, and lives are changed.
Step 3: Start a Club
Your schools, churches, and community are filled with Christ followers. First Priority at its core is a strategy for Christians from community churches to work together to influence the school with the Good News of Jesus. If there are 1-2 students who want to start a club from a single church, have them grab 7-10 of their Christian friends at school to help them get the First Priority club going. Students influence each other everyday, you might as well help them influence their school for Jesus.