See You At the Pole

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  1. FBCPastorsWife

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    See You At the Pole will be held September 27 this year. I know they held this event when I was in high school but at that time I was not saved and had no interest in it.

    I was wondering if your church promotes this event and if your youth have been able to reach others by participating in it. If you have any feedback I would love to hear (read) it. Thanks :)

    Check out the promotional site at http://www.syatp.com
     
  2. Scarlett O.

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    My church definitely supports it and promotes it through the young people.

    The public schools in my area support it and promote it, too. At my public school, we always used to call on various students pray for the upcoming year, the teachers, the students, ........etc.

    I like it!!
     
  3. Bro Tony

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    Our church supports SYATP and have seen new youth join the youth group through it. This is my first year at this present church, but the have seen the Lord use this day as an outreach and a re-affirmation of faith of our youth.

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    My local church supported it when I was in high school. In fact, the church was right by the school so the pastor would come and pray with the students.
     
  5. annsni

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    Our church supports it but we have to be careful here in liberal NY. NO adult can be there to lead anything - it has to be totally student led (although I know of a few teachers who are believers who sit in their car and pray for the students at that time). It's also led to my daughter and a few other students meeting at the pole EVERY Wednesday to pray before school - no matter what the weather. :thumbsup:

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  6. Tommy Bell

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    for souls

    I heard a sermon about see you at the pole last week.

    A freshman student contact his preacher about going with him to SYATP. The pastor not knowing what it was about asked the student, what is SYATP? The student said well we meet at the flag pole in the morning and pray, and we are going to have donuts and OJ. The pastor said, NO I won't go. If all you have to give to God is a few minutes at the pole I don't want anything to do with it. Matter of fact I think it is much like the National Day of Prayer, A JOKE!

    The student seeing the pastor's point, resolved to make a change, and started going to the pole every morning before school and praying.

    After 4 years things had changed quite a bit. The very student who was challenged was now leading a small group of 20-50 students every morning in prayer at the flag pole. The student again asked his pastor to go with him his last day of school his Senior yeart to SYATP, and the Preacher, having heard of the youth's commitment, was more than happy to go with him that morning.

    WOW seeing a teen rise to that level of commitment was awesome!

    Do you think it would have turned out that way if the pastor would have just gone with the student the first day his freshman year?

    That is a huge problem that I have dealt with for many years.................................. my level of commitment!
     
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  7. Joshua Rhodes

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    I think SYATP is a great program, and we'll be doing it this year with our students!
     

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