Campus Crusade for Christ's latest evangelistic pattern begins "Do You Agree With." A campus ministry leader usually wears a shirt with his name on it, then others in the group wear "I Agree With" shirts.
Ideally, it raises controversy and discussion—and therefore evangelistic opportunities. It worked like clockwork at the University of North Florida, where Crusade members agreed with the Christianity of student leader Ray Strickland. Opponents said the group was intolerantly trying to push religious beliefs onto others, but Crusade countered with a public whiteboard for folks who disagreed with Ray. When opponents stole signs, however, Crusade organizers—including Ray—helped them.
"I said, 'Hey, if this will help you disagree with this campaign, then take the sign,' " Strickland told The Florida Times-Union. "And we spent hours and hours and hundreds of dollars on the signs and publicity . …I was just trying to demonstrate a form of grace."
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Articles referenced above include:
Christian push at UNF leads to sign thefts, lively debates — The Florida Times-Union (Feb. 20, 2002)
See Campus Crusade for Christ's official Web site.
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