Make a Move: Start a Movement

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If you want to start a movement, you’ve got to make a move. 
Jerrod Gunter (Youth Pastor/Dare 2 Share Speaker)


Every great movement started with someone who was willing to make a move.

Esther made a move and saved a nation.

David made a move and killed a giant.

Jesus made a move and changed the course of history.

What’s your move?

Jesus gave us the move we are to make in Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

Our move is to be his witnesses here, there and everywhere. We start right where we are at, our Jerusalem. This means sharing the Gospel with friends, family, co-workers, classmates and teammates. We start making our move in our most immediate sphere of influence.

Then we make a move “there.” This is our Samaria, the other side of the tracks, the stranger on the street and the random commenter online. We share the Gospel with anyone and everyone. We reach the bad, the broken, the bullied and the bullies.

Finally, we make a move everywhere. We share the Gospel to those from different cultures and/or in different countries. We take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. We pray, give and, if possible, grab our passport and go.

After Jesus gave his disciples their marching orders something interesting happened in Acts 1:9-11, “Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.

These two angelic beings in essence said to the disciples, “Don’t just stand there. Make your move!”

3 ways to start a movement today

1. Pray

Pray for an opportunity to share Jesus with someone today — and then take it! If you need help knowing how to effectively share the Gospel download Dare 2 Share’s free Life in 6 Words app here. Watch the tutorial video on the menu screen and then start Gospelizing!

2. Connect

Send a text to the unreached person God is putting on your heart right now that asks, “How may I pray for you?” and let it lead to a Gospel conversation.

3. Participate

Get your church to participate in Dare 2 Share Live coming up on November 13th. This free event will train thousands of teenagers from hundreds of churches across the nation (and Africa!) to share the Gospel…and then unleash them to do it. This amazing event will mobilize you and the teenagers in your church for action.

It’s time to make your move and start a movement!


This article about how to start a movement originally appeared here, and is used by permission.