02Jul, 2009

There was an I am Second booth at the Celebrate Freedom concert on Saturday, and I had the opportunity to meet a lot of you who are fans. However, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I am Second has been more of a consumable product for self growth than a tool to reach others. I could be wrong, but hear me out. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with being encouraged by I am Second, but are you using it to encourage others as well? Are you sharing it with people that aren’t believers? It’s kind of like the difference between buying headphones—something that will help you personally listen to your music and buying a speaker—something that will help you hear the music yourself, but also share your music with others. My challenge is that you use I am Second as an encouragement for yourself and as a tool to reach others. Use it as both. Start an I am Second group. Use our materials in an existing small group. Add the link to the end of your facebook status. Volunteer somewhere and wear an I am Second shirt. Tell someone you care about to check out the site and then grab coffee with them to talk about it. Write a blog post about it. Suggest the fanpage to your friends on facebook. Show a video at church. Write the URL on your receipt when you go out to eat. Put a bumper sticker on your car. Buy a t-shirt and wear it when you’re going to be in a place with a lot of people. Use it! Use it as a tool to reach those who don’t know Christ or those that do that need to be spurred on towards Christ.

So what are you using I am Second as? Headphones or loud speakers?

Just a challenge-

-Shay