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Who is Agape*


Who is Agape*?

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Who is Agape*


Who is Agape*?

AGAPE* (Dave Scherer) has inspired youth from Brooklyn to Bosnia with his relational ministry—Hip Hop Outreach.

 

Combining rapping, dancing, storytelling and his fluency in Spanish, AGAPE* connects with his listeners in a way that they really "get it". His energy is contagious, and his stories of faith transcend differences. Even those who do not normally enjoy hip-hop, find themselves dancing to his music and captivated by his unique presentation of the Gospel. AGAPE* brings an authentic approach by translating the theological depth of his seminary training into simple songs and stories that can be understood by every listener. His passion is to bring together people of all backgrounds and let them know about God's love for the whole world. This is "AGAPE*"! 

AGAPE* has been touring full-time as a musician for the last twelve years, performing for hundreds of thousands of youth across the US, and in eight different countries. He has recorded six CDs and has recorded with critically-acclaimed producer Ant (Atmosphere, Brother Ali) as well as Chris Brown's producer Ra Charm. He has shared the stage with the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Toby Mac, David Crowder, Tony Campolo, and Gospel giant Kirk Franklin. In 2001 He co-founded JUMP (Joint Urban Ministries in Praise) a ministry dedicated to helping urban youth unleash their leadership skills through the arts. More recently he founded a youth-led worship service called AMP (All Metro Praise) which attracts hundreds of youth across the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area each month. In 2009, he received the Tom Hunstad Award for excellence in youth ministry and his contribution to the lives of young people. His ministry was also recently featured in an ABC affiliated documentary entitled "Peace of Bread" about food insecurity in America.

 
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What is Agape*


What is AGAPE*?

What is Agape*


What is AGAPE*?

In Greek, the word used to describe God's unconditional love is "Agape" (“For God so loved the world."-John 3:16). This message of God’s love without boundaries is the foundation of AGAPE* Dave's ministry. It's the love that persists in spite of hatred, ignorance and sin. It's the love that conquers death by pouring itself out for the sake of an enemy. AGAPE* has come up with an acronym to explain this name even further: The ‘A’ at the beginning stands for African American/Asian American/Arab American. The ‘E’ at the end represents the European American, and the ‘GAP’ represents the expansive space that currently exists between us in our society. Not just confined to cultural barriers, we also are divided along lines of economics, ideology, politics, etc. The only way to truly bridge this divide is through God's compassionate and boundless love, known as "Agape". 

"An overflowing love, which seeks nothing in return, AGAPE* is the love of God operating in the human heart." -Martin Luther King Jr.

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Mission


Mission

Mission


Mission

AGAPE* seeks to connect participants to God and others through... 

  • High energy performances that encourage people to explore their faith. 
  • Inspirational stories that challenge people to live a life of discipleship. 
  • Authentic Christ-centered relationship building that models God's love