KW Stories -

These kinds of ideas change the world —

By Chris Roberts

Created on 09/25/2018

When Carson Brown heard about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, he was very upset.

Like many other high school students his age, he wanted to do something to make a change. 

But participating in a nationwide walkout with millions of other high school students didn’t quite strike him as the right response for his community. He recognized the walkout as a positive demonstration that could spark long-term change nationwide, but he wanted to do something more personal for his fellow classmates at Linton Stockton High School in Linton, Indiana. 
His idea? Write personal letters of encouragement to every single student ... more than 400 personal letters.


He would need help to accomplish this feat, and he thought of his immediate friends and members of his Bible study. Like Brown, those friends were eager to make a difference. And like the other young men and women of their generation, they harbored a deep desire to affect lasting change in the world. What better way to do that than to shine a little of Christ’s hope on the people they pass every day in the halls at school?

Brown’s actions are reflective of millions of other young people across the world who are eager to be a part of something bigger than themselves. They want to become world changers.

Christ In Youth has long been a ministry that helps students understand that God also wants this for them. He calls them to Kingdom work, and challenges them to use their unique gifts, talents and abilities to make a difference in the lives of people all over the world. He calls them to change the world for the better.   

It’s a task that is perhaps perfect for Generation Z.


Read more in CIY’s latest issue of the Kingdom Worker Connection magazine.