We came up with a great idea for a Proxe Station today with the Broward College Staff team (and an excellent student leader).
A Proxe Station is an evangelistic, experiential art display. Picture a visual, real-time survey that engages passers-by in meaningful conversation. Students share deeply when they engage in Proxe Stations, and think more deeply still. InterVarsity has several high-quality pre-made Proxe Stations available for Staff to use. But we're do-it-yourselfers too, so we make our own pretty often.
Here's the one we came up with today ...
The Stuck Proxe
Can you share a story about a time you've been stuck in traffic? [Participant shares a story and gets one in return]
What do you think is the worst part of being stuck in traffic? [Participant puts a sticker on the board]
- Running late
- Running out of gas
- Being out of control
- Risk of accident
- Needing to use the bathroom
- Bad for the environment
Can you share a story about a time you've felt stuck in life (not just in traffic)? [Participant shares a story and gets one in return]
What do you think is the main cause behind our getting stuck in life? [Participant writes thought on post-it and adds it to board]
How do you think we can get unstuck when we're stuck? [Participant writes though on post-it and adds it to board]
As we finish, could I share with you a story about the Christian belief about what God does to help us get unstuck in life? [If participant is interested, host shares]
I'm proud of our team. They showed a great understanding of our context: urban community college. Everyone at Broward College has felt stuck. Many have worked to get themselves unstuck. Few have thought about how God is related to the experience of being stuck?
What do you think? Would this make for an interesting conversation?