Written by Leann Callaway
Over the past few weeks, area youth ministries have been planning and preparing for the upcoming See You at the Pole on Sept. 25 by hosting events to encourage students to invite their friends.
See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual nationwide gathering where Christian students meet before classes to pray around school flagpoles.
First Baptist Church (FBC) of Irving hosted a special night of worship with the Jeff Johnson Band which gave students the opportunity to coordinate plans and promote the prayer gathering.
While delivering the message, Colin Hairston, student pastor at FBC Irving, emphasized to students the importance of unity in the body of Christ. At the end of the service, students gathered in small groups to pray for their schools, community and the nation.
“The heart behind the Irving SYATP Rally wasn't about any particular local church, but about the collective Christian Church coming together to unify around Jesus Christ,” Hairston said. “My hope and prayer is that students not only left excited to stand for Jesus at their respective school's SYATP gathering, but more so that their spirits were stirred to love Jesus more and live a life on mission for Him and His glory in their schools.”
Plymouth Park Baptist Church also held their annual Be True To Your School event, a city-wide pep rally featuring performances from local high school cheerleaders and drum lines.