Earn the Fun Coordinator Badge
By earning this badge, you will:
- Know how to tell a compelling story of God's work in your life today.
- Be able to host a fun and honest event for skeptics and seekers.
Belle and Dri's Open Mic Night
Belle and Dri are students at Florida Memorial University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). InterVarsity is new on campus. Coming into this fall, a big loss to campus life (due to COVID-19) is a regular place to showcase the talent of the student body. Check out how they created a fun and honest event for their community.
Belle and Dri conjured up "Hidden Talents,” a Zoom open mic night focused on the theme of the impact of racism on students' lives. They knew they needed coaching to translate their idea into a solid plan, so they asked their InterVarsity staff Lindsay.
The debut of Hidden Talents welcomed students who had never even heard of InterVarsity. They spent the evening celebrating each others’ artistry and the beauty of black people. They got real and shared their pain together, and at the end of their time, Belle and Dri talked honestly about how Jesus has been meeting them in their grief and anger. Several students signed up to take a fresh look at Jesus as the one who enters their pain and transforms them.
What do you like about this story? Take a moment to pray:
Jesus, how can I bring fun and honesty together so that skeptics and seekers feel welcomed in my community?
Pick a Hobby. What is one thing you enjoy doing that you would want to share with others? Pick a friend. Belle and Dri didn't do it alone, they had each other. Who would be a great partner for you in creating an Ignite event together?
Set up a meeting with your InterVarsity Staff for coaching, or sign up for a coach that we provide. Your Staff or other coach will help you plan a great event, craft your invitation, and prepare you to tell the story of God’s work in your life. Then you can go to your small group (if available) and get them involved in attending your Ignite event and bringing their non-Christian friends. To learn more about Ignite, go here.