Faking It Instagram Proxe

Faking it Insta-proxe

Faking It and What it Means to be Real

We are all prone to “faking” something – pretending we’re happy when we’re not, pretending we know more than we do; we fake emotions and we fake behaviors. But God calls us to be real with him and with other people.

Use this Instagram Proxe Station (or “Insta-Proxe”) to engage your instagram followers in a dynamic discussion about Jesus and racial justice. Create an Insta-Proxe by creating an instagram poll, follow up with your followers and invite them to have spiritual conversations.

This proxe will help you awaken curiosity and start honest, spiritual conversations with friends, acquaintances, and followers, pointing them to what Jesus has to say about faking it and what it means to be real.

 

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WHAT IS AN INSTA-PROXE?

The best way to reach skeptics and seekers online is through intriguing and vulnerable posts, with a clear invitation at the end. We call this winsome approach to outreach Instagram Proxe Stations (or “Insta-Proxes”)*.

Here’s how a real student, Brandi, took her elements of her testimony** and created an Insta-Proxe.

What is an insta-proxe

 

500 of Brandi’s friends looked at this story. 50 people voted on the first panel, most kept reading, and at the end 23 friends voted on her invitation. Brandi DM’ed her friends and invited them to the first InterVarsity meeting of the year. 12 of her friends said yes!

It took Brandi 30 minutes to create this winsome testimony. 500 were touched by it. 50 were engaged by it. And 12 decided to act on it...that is incredible impact!

 

*Proxe is the InterVarsity word for any outreach that uses interactive art and honest conversation topics.

**Some Christians think testimony is your story of salvation. We believe testimony is any story of an encounter with God.

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Rev. Doug Schaupp serves as the National Director of Evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.

He became a follower of Jesus at Occidental College at the end of his freshman year in 1986.  A group of InterVarsity students made a safe place for one crazy freshman to explore Jesus- and he's forever grateful for them.  After graduating, he worked at UCLA for 10 years, learned how to contextualize the Gospel, tried a million crazy things and most of them failed.  Since then, he's served as the Los Angeles Divisional Director and as the Regional Director for Southern California.

A writer and teacher, he focuses on the alignment of the gospel and racial reconciliation, postmodern evangelism, and leadership development. He and his wife have served in both Korean-American, and African-American church contexts. He is based in Los Angeles and graduated from Fuller Seminary. He is a coauthor of Being WhiteI Once Was Lost, and Breaking the Huddle. Breaking the Huddle is Outreach Magazine's "outreach resource of the year" (2018).

He is a father of three, and has coached all of their soccer teams. Doug's personal goal is to play ultimate-frisbee 3 times a week.

Find Doug on Twitter @dougschaupp