There is an unprecedented opportunity to reach 20-year-olds on the university campus. The Great Exchange has found this next generation of young people to be extremely open to hearing and responding to the good news of the Gospel. They are not attracted to religion or our entertainment, but when we begin to discuss the means that God has made for us to know Him, they are intrigued.
At university campuses everywhere we are having hundreds of ongoing conversations about Jesus. It is an exciting, attractive atmosphere and students find it fun and exhilarating. It is a lot like what it might have been like to be at the Areopagus in Athens in Acts 17.
The Great Exchange is an equipping ministry whose goal is to come alongside existing churches and ministries with tools to share the gospel in their spheres of influence. We do this by partnering with the church or ministry to hold Great Exchange events on their campuses and in their communities. At our events, we politely ask people if they would like to participate in spiritual interest surveys. If they say yes, we merely listen politely to their answers. At the end of the survey, we ask if they would like to know how they can know God personally. Because we have listened politely, more often than not they are happy to hear what we have to say. It is an open door to share the gospel and offer an opportunity to make a personal decision to follow Jesus.