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National School Project has become...

National School Project has become...

This year, NSP is celebrating our 20th year as a ministry and we are humbled to see God's provision and the many milestones along the way. However, we believe there is still much more to come! That's why we have decided to adopt some changes to our ministry that will allow us to move forward in strength as the Lord expands the ministry into new frontiers both locally in the United States and around the world. 

In short, NSP has become Decision Point because we believe this new name will provide greater alignment, synergy, and momentum in our mission. Decision Point better conveys our heart of giving every student an opportunity to hear the gospel before they graduate, while rallying more people to the cause. We have also found that students love this name and that it works on a campus level and will be helpful in driving forward powerful on-campus outreach that is impactful as possible. 

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Learn More About this Exciting Change Below

Why are you changing your name now?

As we enter our 20th year as a ministry, we want to be prepared for the next 20 years and beyond. We believe God may be calling us to work internationally, but “National” implies our mission is only for the USA. We also believe that God is calling us to reach students on campus and online, but “School” implies on-campus only. 

We also see value in switching to a name that provides greater alignment, synergy, and momentum in our mission. We want something that better conveys our convictions to the world and helps rally people to our cause. 

At the student level, we want to raise a unified banner for students across the nation. Up till now, we have provided student leaders with our training, coaching, ideas and resources. Going forward, we want to also provide them a fully built out program they can lead and run at their schools. 

This will include a comprehensive set of outreach initiatives students can run, the promotional tools to help them get the word out and a name they can use for their student group should they so choose.

Why did you pick this name?

Decision Point captures the heart of what we do. We are proclaiming the gospel message that though we have all chosen to sin, God decided to send His Son to die for our sins and raised Him to life on the third day. He now calls people everywhere to repent and believe. We are extending Christ’s call to the next generation so they can come to the point of decision to follow Him.

Decision Point also reminds us that students are at a time of decision in their lives. Guided by culture’s shifting standards, students are left building their lives on sinking sand. Without God’s truth to guide them, students are driven toward deadly decisions. While the world is tossing them about on the waves, we are helping students build their lives on the Rock of Christ and His Word.

Decision Point amplifies our call to Christian students today. We want to raise up leaders who decide now to faithfully witness to those around them. We challenge students to stand for Christ, live for Christ, witness for Christ, and endure hardship for His name because He is worth it.

We want to see the next generation proudly proclaim, “I have decided to follow Jesus - the cross before me, the world behind me. Though none go with me, still I will follow - no turning back.”

Finally, we believe all of God’s people are at a decision point. In days of growing hostility, God’s people must choose. Will we hold high the hope of Christ no matter the cost? And with all the devil’s forces out to destroy our youth, will we do all we can to save the next generation?

When will this change go into effect?
This change is scheduled to go live on June 20, 2022 when we kick-off our first ever National Student Leader Conference.
What should I write on my checks?

While we're in process on changing our name to Decision Point, our legal designation for tax exempt status remains National School Project. Please make checks payable to National School Project and indicate in the memo line the designated project or staff member to support.

Can you tell me more about your new logo?

Our logo incorporates four thematic elements that reflect foundational commitments of our mission.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD:

Our logo reminds us that Christ calls people to step out of “darkness and into His marvelous light” (I Peter 2:9). It also encourages us that the “light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:15). 

Centuries ago, God promised through His prophet Malachi, “The sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings” (Malachi 4:2). Praise God that in His tender mercy Christ, the sunrise from on high, visited us and today gives “light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:78-79).

God now calls His people to be His ambassadors who will, like John the Baptist, “go before the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge of salvation to His people in the forgiveness of their sins” (Luke 1:76-77). So, our logo like our ministry shines the spotlight on the cross of Christ. 

COURAGE TO STAND IN THE SPOTLIGHT: 

Witnessing for Christ takes courage, especially for student leaders in today’s culture. In the days ahead, students will face more opposition, mockery and hostility as they witness for Christ. We challenge our staff and students to embrace hardship knowing He is worth it and to ask God for the courage to stand in the spotlight as a leader for the gospel.

CLEAR MESSAGE FOCUSED ON THE CROSS:

Our logo also illustrates our commitment to cross-centered, gospel-clarity so that even a child can understand. People cannot be saved unless they hear the message of salvation (Romans 10:14). In a world full of confusion and deception, believers need to communicate the gospel clearly.

Our ministry keeps a clear focus on “Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (I Cor. 2:2). The Apostle Paul made his message very clear. “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day.” (I Cor. 15:3). And we must share the message clearly so people can answer, “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30).

CALL FOR RESPONSE:

Finally, our logo reminds us that the ultimate decision we all need to make is how we will respond to Christ’s call to follow Him. God offers salvation to all who will repent and believe. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Acts 2:21). Today, He calls people everywhere to chose life in Him just as He did through His messenger Moses saying, “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you…may live” (Deut. 30:19). 

As we shine the spotlight on Christ and His cross, we want our ministry to help young people decide how they will respond to the greatest question of all time. On a day when many people were turning away from Him, Jesus asked His disciples, “But what about you? Who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:15). And though many turn away or none go with them, we pray God will help many young people decide to heed Christ’s call as He still says today, “Follow me.” (Mark 1:17)

Why the bigger mission statement?

Our mission has been, “To coach and mentor public middle school and high school students to reach their campus for Christ.” For 20 years, we have helped students witness on-campus during school hours. By God’s grace, we hope to do this for decades to come. We believe that God is calling us to bring the gospel to students through other means as well, such as social media, personal witnessing in the community and partnering with churches.  

We were forced to rely on God for new ways of reaching students when schools were closed. Soon we found ways of proclaiming the gospel to students through social media.

The Lord blessed this online initiative beyond anything we could have imagined! Our evangelistic videos have been seen by millions of young people not just in the USA but around the world. Hundreds of thousands of young people have now visited our website where they can hear the gospel, chat 24/7 with a believer and learn what it means to follow Jesus. Our staff have sent follow-up emails, made personal calls, connected new believers to local churches and mailed Bibles out to new believers nationwide!

The comments we’ve received have also greatly encouraged us that God is in this. “This video changed my life,” one person wrote. “I keep seeing this nearly every day and I think God is trying to say something,” another said. And one young person was amazed how God used our material to answer her prayer exclaiming, “I just asked God to speak to me literally 5 minutes ago and now I see this!” 

God has also opened up exciting new opportunities to reach students with the gospel through some new initiatives launched in partnership with churches. 

As we prayerfully looked at how the Lord was leading, it became clear God was calling us to a bigger mission. And that mission is best captured as simply this, “To proclaim the gospel to the next generation.” 

Our commitment to equipping students for the work of evangelism has never been stronger. And our commitment to helping students bring the gospel to their schools is unwavering. Yet in light of all the devil’s forces out to destroy our youth, we praise God for providing another platform to proclaim His salvation to a lost and dying generation. And we are excited to trust Him to lead us in any other initiatives He has for us in the days ahead.

What changes did you make to your doctrinal statement and why?

This ministry has always been committed to the Word of God. Still, we wanted to further anchor this ministry to sound teaching for the days ahead. The Bible commands us to guard the gospel and we take that command seriously. 

Previously, we had signed a doctrinal statement used by evangelical groups around the world. As solid as that statement was, we felt it was time to adopt a statement of our own. We saw a need to speak to current issues facing the church today. Since our doctrinal statement guides and informs all of our hiring decisions, we wanted a statement that clearly articulates the doctrinal commitments we believe essential for our staff and board to hold.  

Our new Doctrinal Statement first and foremost clarifies what we hold to be the Biblical message of the gospel. In a day when many want to import other agendas into the gospel, we wanted to clarify the Bible’s message of the gospel - a message of good news about sin and salvation through Christ and His cross. So, our doctrinal statement now states, 

“The gospel is the message that God, the holy creator and ruler of the world, sent His only Son to live a perfectly righteous life, die as an atoning sacrifice for our sins, and rise from the dead, so that sinful men and women who repent of their sins and trust in Christ as their Savior and Lord, though deserving death and hell, can be forgiven and have peace with God and eternal life as children of God.”

It is important for us to have this clarity on the gospel so that we can guard the message and clearly share it so that even a young person can understand. 

We also clarified our position on marriage and sexuality and how believers should conceive of their identity relative to these issues. Moreover, we conveyed our conviction that believers are to speak truthfully on all things pertaining to gender and sexuality in a world that wants us to live by lies. 

Finally, we wanted our statement to be emphatic about the essentials of the faith in such a way that Bible-believing evangelicals from a variety of backgrounds can work together for the gospel. You can read our Doctrinal Statement online here