I am Second attended EDGEFEST this year, a premier alternative rock event in the Dallas area, and offered free rides home to those who needed it. There were no strings attached, no fee, just a simple gesture that helped save lives.
Helping dozens of would-be intoxicated drivers catch a safe ride home via a taxicab, the movement helped people realize what living Second is about. Funding and support came from people like you and even new I am Second fans who attended EDGEFEST. The concertgoers who chose to take the free cab ride received information on how to learn more about www.IamSecond.com, and from there, they would find the life changing stories of others who have discovered the power of Second. People who caught a free ride included young adults, teens, one of the concert’s performers and even an entire family!
More change is coming, and it starts with you as part of this movement. Leave us a comment on your thoughts about the catch a free ride effort, then share this blog post with others! How does this inspire you to get out in the crowd and do something small that makes a big difference?
Like many young married couples, David and Bria Bickerstaff were going through life distracted by the daily needs of their blended family. With two young children and one teenager, life was full of activity but meandering in meaning. Up until two years ago something was clearly missing.Then they both attended I am Second’s 2nd birthday celebration, at which they encountered uplifting stories of how God had and was continuing to work in the lives of people through I am Second’s outreach. From the music of Matthew West to the appearances of 32 “seconds” from the website, the Bickerstaff’s hearts were drawn towards the movement. What’s more, at that event, Bria began a relationship with Jesus with night by accepting Him as her Lord and Savior.
From that point on Bria’s life reflected a major change. She radiated joy, filled with a passion for God and the desire to share him with others whenever she had the opportunity. The couple attended more I am Second events and began to bring its principles into their family.
Never was this more evident than throughout 2011. One tragedy after another came about- loss of family members, accidents, other near-death experiences. Yet their faith held. And became even stronger as Bria battled breast cancer. In February, 2012 Bria lost the physical battle, but entered heaven for her eternal reward.
At her memorial service her pastor said, “The most comforting thing we know for sure is where she is right now. When Bria took her last breath, she didn’t leave home, she went home because of her personal relationship with Christ.”
In her final years Bria encouraged everyone to know Him and become Second. Today, she continues to serve as an example. What a blessing she decided to follow Jesus in time.
Don’t delay. Learn what it means to become Second.
Friday, February 24th, join us at Ocean Walk Shoppes
for our “Finish a Winner”, racing event!
It’s NUMBERS NIGHT! Wear the gear of your favorite driver and enjoy food & drink specials at the restaurants in Ocean Walk. Plus, we’ll have free racing themed crafts and games for the kids starting at 4pm. The “Finish a Winner” rally, presented by I am Second, features a FREE concert at the Bandshell starring, The Charlie West Band and Cross Country. This begins at 6pm. Watch the premier of I am Second’s race car driver film. Then get up close and personal with the drivers themselves as they sign autographs and share their stories with fans at Ocean Walk Shoppes “Finish a Winner” rallies are about winning the race of life! Join I am Second Friday, February 24th at the Ocean Walk Shoppes!
Join us at the Facebook event page.
Check out finishawinner.com for more information!
*Scheduled to attend are multiple favorite NASCAR drivers. A new I am Second driver film will be shown as well that features among others, Trevor Bayne, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr, Michael McDowell, Justin Allgaier, Blake Koch and David Starr.
I am Second is hosting a “Back to School” party at Hawaiian Falls in Garland THIS THURSDAY, August 18 from 3-9pm! For ticket information visit the link below!
The I am Second movement really shows up at the Texas Rangers faith concerts. This time its Mercy Me on Aug. 27th. Bring a friend this time an get discounts. The password is “Second”.
I am Second will be at Universal-Orlando’s Rock the Universe on Friday September 9 and Saturday September 10. Come by our I am Second tent to get a free bracelet! I am Second friends Casting Crowns and Jason Castro will be in the house those nights!
I am Second will be out at Rock the Light all Labor Day Weekend with Special Speaker Chris Plenkenpol of I am Second speaking from mainstage on Saturday night. A great lineup of over 35 speakers and bands all weekend, includes; Switchfoot, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp, Thousand Foot Crutch, Superchick, Building 429, Manafest, Maxmillian. A great family event; see the schedule and ORDER TICKETS below!
Two new films featuring survivors of the tragic day- September 11, 2001 will debut on August 29. One features a survivor of the World Trade Center who was buried in ash and debris, another survived the attack on the Pentagon. If your church is looking for compelling reminders to share in small groups or with the congregation then consider using these films during those discussions.
The early returns are coming in–I am Second Student XP is a hit!. This Experience (XP) is strategic training for youth on how to start and use I am Second groups in their schools, plus how best to enjoy and leverage the entire I am Second movement in their life.
Starting first in North and Central Texas area, we expect this training to become widely available for churches (or clusters of churches) later this fall in both live presentations and printed formats.
August 3, 2011 Still Water Community Church, Rowlett, Texas (stillwatercommunitychurch.org/students)
To express your interest in having a Student XP, contact us at: http://www.iamsecond.com/contact/online-request/
It’s spring and that means baseball! For those in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, I Am Second will be at Rangers Ballpark hosting TOBYMAC before the game against the LA Angels of Anaheim on May 14th. We’ve got discounted ticket prices available at www.texasrangers.com when you use offer code: SECOND.
This is a GREAT event to bring your friends, family, and neighbors… you’ll have a blast and have plenty of opportunities to share who’s First and what the whole I Am Second thing’s about.
With the Super Bowl just around the corner, we’ve got a great opportunity to reach out to our friends and neighbors! To help connect people to a meaningful community where Jesus will be shared, we have some resources available at I Am Second that could be just what you need. Get people together to watch the Super Bowl and find out who is interested in spiritual things. Use our Kickoff Event Planner to plan the party as well as the follow-up after the party. These free tools are available at www.iamsecond.com/kickoff.
The new “Champions” discussion guide and DVD will be coming out soon! This is going to be a great tool for sports enthusiasts or FCA groups. Talk about great athlete’s stories like Sam Bradford, Josh Hamilton, or Tony Dungy and learn about true success. Go deeper by using the “Film Discussion Guide”- an evangelistic Bible study designed to facilitate discussions about the Gospel and its relevance. Use “What’s First” to learn how to identify people in your sphere of influence and how to share your own story with them. Watch a training film to learn more about using these resources at http://www.iamsecond.com/groups. At I Am Second, we want to equip you to share your faith and bring hope to those around you!