James 2:13 says, “So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless”. In Mark 16:15 Jesus commands us to “go into all the world to preach the Good News to everyone.”At Be the One Ministries, we believe that in order to produce a “Be the One” mentality people must be given the opportunity to give, teach, lead, and serve. We want to provide that opportunity. Not only do we host international mission’s trips, but we also host trips to minister to the people right here in our own country. Through hands-on ministry and leadership training we impart the mindset of “always giving” to the students and adults who partner with us to see lives transformed through Be the One Missions.
Why Be the One Missions?
Here at Be the One, our vision is to see young people touch ministry. When they do this, we believe it will activate their faith, elevate their understanding of who they’re called to be, and cultivate the gifts that God has placed inside of them! There are many conferences and camps that pour into young people, and those are great. Yet, we see little opportunity for them to give what they have received. As believers, Jesus gave us a mandate to “GO,” not just “sit.” During our outreach, young people learn first hand how to “DO” ministry, not just watch it. The “Why?” is simple….our team provides an opportunity for young people to BE THE ONE.
What Can I Expect?
You can expect to meet new friends, learn leadership skills, be challenged to grow, touch ministry and connect with Jesus.
There are five different types of outreaches that make up Be the One Missions:
Wash and Pray – One of the best ways to interact with people is through serving. We have seen so many lives touched, as everyday people watch our groups wash their cars. The only payment we accept is that they allow a young person to pray for them. Many leave with tears in theirs eye and are encouraged.
The Hangout – This is definitely a favorite! We all meet in a park, downtown area, or shopping mall and simply talk to people. We hand out free waters, goodie bags to children, or snacks. Young people get to share their testimony in a laid back and organic setting. In this outreach, our focus is making time to see people and always offering prayer. It’s amazing how loved the people we come in contact with feel!
Never Forgotten – We travel to nursing homes, children’s homes, government run facilities, and homeless shelters. During this outreach we serve, play and present the good news. It never fails that when the Be the One team walks in the atmosphere changes. The usual comments are “your team is different” or “you guys must have been working together for years.” Many teams come in and watch one person minister, but with the Be the One teams everyone comes to minister. That means everyone is loved on, connected with, and prayed for. This makes all the difference in these places where they feel forgotten and unloved.
Leader’s Appreciation – The young people learn about honor and how to show it. We find pastors and leaders and show appreciation to them with cards, gift bags, and meals. It is our heart to encourage those who encourage the others.
The Community Carnival – We go into low income apartments and parks and put on a community carnival! The young people set everything up, run the booths, give out candy and prizes, share their testimonies, and minister to everyone who comes out. We see the most salvations at our community carnivals, plus they’re a blast!!!
Ok I’ve NEVER Done This Kind of Thing Before:
Well that’s why you should come! You will be well-trained and taught. The team is an incredible support system to encourage you and push you to overcome your fear. The Be the One outreaches and international trips equip teens to share their faith, engage with others, show His love, put on an event, pray for someone else,work as a team and grow spiritually. It’s nothing short of life-changing! Come touch ministry with us this summer!
Who are the Leaders?
Steven Sexton // President
Steven Sexton has been in ministry for over twenty years and can easily be described as purposeful, passionate, and fun. He has served as camp director, senior, youth, family, and worship pastor, and written two books. As the President of Be the One Ministries he has travelled extensively training, consulting, and encouraging other leaders. He is a husband to Katie and a father to four children.
Devyn Cheatwood // Director of Outreach
Devyn has been a part of Be The One Ministries since 2013 and lead many missions groups of young people with his energetic and passionate personality. He has a gift of speaking, encouraging, and challenging young people to activate their faith and step into leadership. Devyn is a dedicated student pastor, husband to Sydney, and father.
Alexis Sanders // Administrator
Alexis started with Be The One Ministries as a student on one of our first local missions trips. Alexis joyfully serves everyone around her with her sweet and bubbly spirit. Alexis assists in booking, planning, and running Be The One Events. Alexis is finishing up her Bachelors degree in Northwest Arkansas in Communication Disorders.
There are also many college age students who come to mentor young people, facilitate safety, and keep us on schedule. All of our staff are highly trained and equipped for the responsibility of leading and protecting our students.
How do I get started?
Fill out our form and submit the application along with the deposit by March 1st, 2019.
Once accepted you will receive a GET PREPARED GUIDE, which will inform you of what to bring.
We will put you in contact with our Be the One Community. You can start connecting with those who will be going on the trip. It is fun to know a few people before you come.
Raise money, if needed, by sending a letter to those who might want to sponsor you for this mission. Be the One Ministries is a certified 501C3. So all contributions are tax deductible.
Start praying for the team and for divine appointments.
Other important information:
local missions trips. And 25 on our international trip.
For further details and questions, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be The One Outreach- Trip 1
Be The One- International Outreach
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