Agape- A New Testament Greek noun meaning "affection, good will, love, benevolence, brotherly love". Agape is love that prioritizes others over oneself.
An AGAPE GEEKOUT is a geeky AFK (Away From Keyboard) event you invite others to participate in that raises funds and awareness for a ministry endeavor of your choice. It can be something as small and simple as inviting a few friends over for a double-feature geek movie night, or something more extravagant, like a big table-top gaming event at your church! The possibilities are endless! The most important thing is connecting, in person, with fellow Christians and inviting them to get involved in ministry that tangibly expresses love and compassion to others. (As an added bonus, AGAPE GEEKOUTS can be a great way to raise awareness and acceptance of geeks in your local church community!)
You can host an AGAPE GEEKOUT anytime you want! And we also hope to do around 2 or 3 AGAPE GEEKOUT "Operations" each year, in which we rally together for a single effort. This June we'll band together for "Operation: Compassion"!
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Compassion International provides health care and education to help them provide for themselves and their families, and all in the context of teaching and sharing the truth of the Bible and the love of Jesus.
Compassion is one of the most greatly respected ministries of its kind, and operates at a high level of integrity and accountability. My wife and I (Paeter and Holly Frandsen) have been involved with Compassion as child sponsors for close to 10 years and have seen first hand the excellence and care with which the ministry is run. Whether you choose to sponsor a child or give a one-time donation, your gift will be used with the greatest efficiency and careful stewardship, to help release children from horrible physical, economic, and spiritual conditions, enabling them to become agents of positive change in their communities as well.
From June 1st-30th, you're encouraged to host any kind of AGAPE GEEKOUT you'd like, and donate your fundraising total to Compassion International via our link at WWW.AGAPEGEEKOUT.COM . (Donating through this link will allow us to keep track of our combined fundraising total.) And while you're there, be sure to share the story of how your AGAPE GEEKOUT went and what you did. You might even inspire someone else to host an AGAPE GEEKOUT of their own!
For more information and some ideas for hosting your event, visit www.agapegeekout.com . Then after your event, stay connected to Christian Geek Central for a final report and celebration at the beginning of July!
Go forth, and AGAPE GEEKOUT!
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