2019 project: florida

2019 Project: Florida Focus

Youth Alive 

Our big dream for 2019 is for students throughout Florida to hear the gospel right in their own schools! We are partnering with Youth Alive Pen Florida missionaries, Joe and Natalie Barnoske, to help them take the Seven Project into schools throughout Florida. The schools are our largest mission field! Not only can we take the gospel there, but we can equip our students to be campus missionaries. Being a campus missionary means:

  • praying for your teachers, classmates and schools
  • starting or getting involved in a campus club that focuses on Jesus
  • not being ashamed to share your faith with those around you

We are all called to make disciples, it’s time for our students to get equipped and take back their schools for Christ!

stats depression, suicide, self-injury
  • 1 out of 3 young people suffer from depression
  • 1 in 9 teens inflict self-injury
  • 40% of young people have inflicted self-injury
  • Bullying and suicide continues to grow among the American teenager
  • In 2017, 1.3 million people attempted suicide in the U.S.
stats on substances
  • Everyday 500 students start using drugs
  • Everyday 1,000 students begin drinking
stats family and media
  • Students are only spending 3.5 minutes in “meaningful” conversations w/ parents every week
  • Amount of media consumed each day among students is 7.5 hours a day
  • 1 in 5 mobile searches are for pornography
  • 1 in 4 teens have “sexted” a image of themselves
  • Fatherlessness has become an epidemic among the youth of this nation
stats on sex
  • 9 out of 10 boys and 6 out of 10 girls are exposed to pornography before the age of 18
  • The first exposure to pornography for a average American male happen at age 8  
  • Each year in the U.S. over 750,000 adolescent girls become pregnant
  • 9.5 million new infections (STDs) occur each year among young people ages 15 to 24
stats on church
  • Only 20% of Americans regularly attend church
  • Only 6% of churches are currently growing
  • Only 11% of students regularly attend church
  • Gen Z is the most non-Christian generation in U.S. history
  • Only 4% of Gen Z hold a biblical worldview
  • Gen Z is the largest unreached people group in America (26% of the population)
  • America is the third largest mission field behind China and India