Wednesday, September 28, 2011
See you at the pole 2011: Converge
Today was "See you at the Pole." Did you take the time to go pray at your flag pole? We have several schools in the area and my husband headed out early this morning to go pray with the students.
This program is unique as it is all student run. Students meet outside at the flag pole and pray for their school, peers, community, and in general for God to show up in mighty ways over the school year. For some student's it is a challenge to stand up for their faith and for other's they have so much boldness to proclaim how much they love Jesus!
Here are some facts on See you at the Pole:
How did See You at the Pole™ start?
See You at the Pole™ was inspired by the initiative of student in one youth group in Burleson, Texas, early in 1990. The teenagers felt led to go and pray at night at several area schools during a weekend youth group retreat. They had a profound time of prayer, and their experience was shared with thousands of other youth from across Texas in the form of a challenge in June 1990 at a large conference. More than 56,000 students on 1,200 campuses in Texas and three other states were documented at the first See You at the Pole™ in September of that year. The movement continued to grow nationally and internationally from 1991 on.