At the center of each of Christianity's awakenings is a movement from death to life.
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* Note: The real-life stories in this series contain mature themes.* It's so easy to get lulled into a sleepy faith, seeing our relationship with God as just what we do on Sundays or at youth group. We're tempted to live for ourselves, pursuing the fleeting pleasures of sin instead of pursuing a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. But the time for sleeping is over—no more snooze button, no more pulling the covers over your head. It's time to wake up to the reality of the life we've been called to live in Christ.
In this series, author and church planter D.A. Horton will call students to awaken their faith and reach their world—their friends, neighbors and classmates—with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He will unpack what the Bible says about the life-giving, soul-awakening message of the gospel and how prayer, study of God's Word, and service equip and empower followers of Christ to overcome sin. D.A also challenges students to boldly seek the advancement of God's Kingdom at home and around the world.
Please Note: This series is intended for High School aged teenagers. Please preview the material, especially if you plan on showing it to Junior High aged youth.
A step-by-step Leader's Guide to accompany Control series (single use license)
D.A. Horton is a writer, speaker, and church planter. He previously served as the Executive Director of ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records. Prior to serving at ReachLife, D.A. was an urban church planter, pastor and Lead Teaching Elder in Kansas City.
For over 16 years D.A. also has used the medium of Rap music as a tool to help educate the people of God on the precepts of Scripture as well as how to evangelize to the lost by presenting them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. D.A. also has served as an Adjunct Professor at Calvary Bible College teaching systematic and contemporary theology courses in addition to the seven urban-focused courses he wrote for the Urban Studies major. With a heart to provide local churches with quality Bible-centered tools and resources for evangelism and discipleship, D.A. wrote two books; G.O.S.P.E.L. and DNA: Foundations of the Faith.
D.A. earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies at Calvary Bible College and his Master's Degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary. D.A. is working on his Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. D.A. is currently using the Spiritual gifts the Holy Spirit has given him to edify the body of Christ while serving under the leadership at Blueprint Church where he and his family are privileged to hold membership. He and his wife, Elicia have three children.