Friday, April 2, 2010

You CAN Do Something!

So, you've been hurt by Teen Mania, or you just want to take a stand against the organization, but where do you start?  Is it wise to try to do something?  What are you comfortable with doing?  There are a whole lot of questions to consider, and it is easy to feel overwhelmed--like you won't be able to make any difference at all.  Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth!  There are all sorts of actions you can take to stand up to Teen Mania Ministries, big and small, including:

  • You could write a letter to Teen Mania and tell them how they hurt you.
  • You could start to speak up about your negative Teen Mania experiences whenever you hear someone talking about the organization.
  • You could talk to your pastor, and the pastors of other churches, about your experience with Teen Mania and why you think it is a dangerous place for kids.
  • You could write a "Letter to the Editor" of your local newspaper whenever Acquire the Fire comes to town.
  • You could politely decline a request by a teenage missionary or intern to donate to Teen Mania, and tell them why you are doing so.
  • You could Tweet or post on Facebook and explain to people how Teen Mania damages kids lives.
  • You could organize a protest at an Acquire the Fire or BattleCry event, or just go give kids more information about what Teen Mania is really all about.
  • You could even start a blog! (Sorry, I had to.)

There really are so many ways that you could choose to stand up to Teen Mania.  There are tons of other ideas that I have that aren't included on this list, and I bet you have some ideas that I haven't even thought of.  Just remember, every little bit counts. Every less dollar that goes to Teen Mania means one less dollar available to fund programs that hurt people. Every time someone stands up and starts to speak out, change happens.  Teen Mania is a giant machine, with lots of moving parts, just waiting to be dismantled.  You can definitely be a part of that if you want to be.

1 comment:

  1. One of the best things I have ever been involved with