Amy Emerson has been serving as a World Outreach missionary in Denmark.
Recently, she toured with a group from Portland, Oregon, called "The New Divide." One of their stories serves as a reminder to why Youth for Christ does the ministry they do in Denmark:
Part of the band ministry is to visit boarding schools and participate in classroom discussions. In one classroom they had 25 students. During the conversation two important questions were asked.
"How many of you would call yourself a Christian?" All 25 students raised their hands. As the conversation progressed, the second question came up.
- "How many of you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?" Only three hands were raised.
There is an imbalance in those numbers. How can 25 students call themselves Christians, yet only three know what it means to have a relationship with Christ? Amy says you can see this all across Denmark. Students consider themselves to be Christian because that is what the culture tells them. Many are simply baptized as infants and return for confirmation class as a teenager.
That’s where YFC Denmark's Superhero Course for Beginners comes in. Amy says of the unique course, "Our course is an opportunity for confirmation students to see Christ in a new way. Over the two-hour course we cover topics of how Jesus is our superhero, the things that keep us from being heroes and how we can be heroes in other people’s lives. Our goal is to show students that Christianity is not just an outdated religion, but that it is about a lifestyle in relationship with Christ."
After seven years of working with youth in Minnesota, Amy accepted a call to ministry with World Outreach to serve in Denmark, and now she's training superheroes!
Where might God be calling you? Take the first step by contacting World Outreach today.