Speed the Light (STL) engages and equips the church to proclaim the gospel through the generosity of students and adults.
Embedded in the DNA of the Assemblies of God (AG) is a clear focus on ensuring students understand the priority of preaching the gospel, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to the ends of the earth. STL was born out of the desire of our leaders to make sure that youth ministry in the AG stayed on mission. Technology and culture may change, but God’s desire to engage students in global missions and evangelism has not.
Through STL students learn the important of a gospel-centered, spirit-empowered, and personally responsible way of life. The three main principles of STL are essential transportation, creative communication, and compassionate demonstration. Over the past 74 years STL has given over $350 million to various projects that represent those principles.
In 2016 Minnesota Youth gave $1,132,766.23 and were first group of students to break the $1 million barrier for a second time in the history of STL! It was an exciting time for youth groups all around the state who had worked together to accomplish this goal…we couldn’t have done it without each group working hard and trusting God for financial miracles. The funds raised were allocated to the following ministries highlighted below:
In 2017 STL will partner with various missions organizations including:
…Assemblies of God World Missionaries to provide equipment for transportation and creative communication of the Gospel throughout the world.
…Project Rescue and F.R.E.E. International to help rescue and rehabilitate people who have been saved out of human trafficking in the US and around the world.
…Worldserve International to strategically provide clean water near churches for multiple villages in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania.
…Convoy of Hope to provide world-wide disaster relief in the wake of tornadoes, floods, and much more.
…LIVE | DEAD Arab World to plant churches amongst unreached people groups in 33 gateway cities throughout the Middle East.
How to Donate to STL
Mail your offering directly to the National STL office in Springfield at: Speed the Light – 1445 Boonville Ave – Springfield, MO 65802.
In the memo line write “Minnesota District – STL.”
Church sponsorship of projects is a great way to help promote STL. It provides a connection that everyone can see. In considering sponsoring a project, churches may commit to a portion of a project or even commit to one project that their goal exceeds. The object is to provide as many churches as possible an opportunity to sponsor projects they feel will connect well at their church.