Viral Youth Ministry, Because #GodBelongsinMyCity

By Jeremy Del Rio

A couple of weeks ago, Brooklyn youth pastor asked several of his
student leaders why New York City atheists could launch a massive
subway ad blitz with nary a public peep from local churches when, as he
mused, “God belongs in my city.”

Their response to his dismay was a viral blitz online asking area students to mobilize for prayer. They created a website and a Facebook group and a YouTube video, composed and recorded an anthem, designed a simple T-shirt, and began tweeting that “God Belongs in My City.”

Finally, they organized a silent prayer walk throughout Manhattan
that will take place this Saturday, November 14. More than 1,000 teens
are expected to participate, wearing T-shirts that proclaim “God
Belongs in My City,” and blanketing the borough from 96th Street to the
Battery. My eight-year-old son and I will be following their lead.

If you cannot join us, please say a prayer for what God is stirring among New York City’s two million young people this weekend.

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