YS to Help Those Impacted by Acquire The Fire’s Shutdown

Youth Specialties
December 22nd, 2015

We are excited to be partnering with Dare 2 Share on a special opportunity for those impacted by the shutdown of Acquire the Fire. Learn more by reading the full press release below.

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Youth Specialties and Dare 2 Share Partner to Award Scholarships to Those Impacted by the Shutdown of Acquire the Fire 

(Minneapolis, Minn. & Arvada, Colo.) Dec. 22, 2015—Youth Specialties and Dare 2 Share announce that they are partnering to offer scholarships to individuals affected by the cancellation of Acquire the Fire’s Resilient events. Students, churches, and leaders who purchased tickets for one of Acquire the Fire’s Resilient events occurring Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 can apply for a scholarship to one of Youth Specialties’ PlanetWisdom events or one of Dare 2 Share’s Live It Up! events in 2016. Both events have multiple locations occurring across the US between January and May 2016.

“We know how impactful discipleship events are for young people, so we want to do what we can to help those affected by the unexpected cancellation of Acquire the Fire,” said Mark Matlock, Executive Director of Youth Specialties. “While we may not know the circumstances that led to the shutdown, we do know that we have the resources to help teenagers grow deeper in their relationship with God. We don’t want students to miss that opportunity.”

“We are excited to have Youth Specialties join with us on this initiative, “ said Greg Stier, Founder & CEO of Dare 2 Share. “Our desire is to see teens strengthened in their faith and trained to be able to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ with their friends. This partnership is one way both organizations can come alongside youth leaders who are seeking to create transformational youth ministries, and offer them help in a difficult situation.”

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Individuals interested in applying must show proof of purchase to one of Acquire the Fire’s Resilient events that was scheduled to occur in the Fall of 2015 – Spring 2016, and choose which Live It Up! or PlanetWisdom event they’d like to attend. While not everyone who applies will get a scholarship, PlanetWisdom and Dare 2 Share are committed to fulfilling as many requests as possible.

More about PlanetWisdom and how to apply for a scholarship

PlanetWisdom is a two-day regional event that is designed to empower middle and high school students to become thinking, growing and authentic followers of Jesus Christ. Students will have the opportunity to dig deeper into the Bible as well as reflect and engage both as a group and independently. It’s a soul-shaping experience that includes relevant biblical teaching, worship, laughter and fun. To learn more about PlanetWisdom and 2016 dates and locations, visit PlanetWisdom.com or call 888.346.4179. To sign up for a scholarship to PlanetWisdom, click HERE. 

More about Dare 2 Share’s student training conferences and how to apply for a scholarship

The D2S student training conference events are captivating experiences where real spiritual transformation takes place and ministry acceleration can occur within youth groups. These two-day weekend events help teenage students meet God’s grace and become passionate about reaching their friends with the gospel message. High-energy training, powerful worship, skits and drama, drive Biblical truths home, and outreach opportunities allow students to put into practice what they’ve learned. Teens come away energized as they witness the power of the gospel and ready to take the good news to their schools. To learn more about this year’s conference tour, Live It Up!, and 2016 dates and locations, visit dare2share.org/live-it-up or call 800.462.8355. To sign up for a scholarship to one of Dare 2 Share’s events, visit dare2share.org/atf.

About Youth Specialties

Youth Specialties is a ministry that equips youth workers and youth with relevant tools and training so today’s teens can follow Jesus. Youth Specialties’ events, services and resources provide opportunities for youth workers and youth to learn and connect with God and one another. Youth Specialties is headquartered in Minneapolis, and has over 40 years of experience in youth ministry. Each year, Youth Specialties serves tens of thousands of youth workers all over the world. 

About Dare 2 Share

At Dare 2 Share, we believe that the gospel changes everything. We train and equip youth leaders and their students to share the good news of Jesus Christ and to build gospel advancing ministries. Through training events, webinars, products and resources, we assist youth groups that want to see real Kingdom impact within their church and in their community. Dare 2 Share Ministries is headquartered in Colorado and has equipped over a million teenagers and adults to share their faith in the last 25 years.  

Youth Specialties Contact:
Tara Schlosser
Ph: 612.703.5789

Dare 2 Share Contact:
Phil Hildebrand
Ph: 303-319-6681

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