How To Be A Christian Witness In High School (Practical Tips & Ideas)

Hey guys! High school. It can be kind of a super crazy place sometimes, amiright? Even as a homeschooler, many of my friends go to school and they’ve told me that sometimes high school is a less than Christian place to be. I also realize that many/most homeschoolers have at least some interaction with public school, whether that be through sports, clubs, etc. In today’s post, I’m going to share a few super practical tips on how to actually share your faith with others in high school.

Also, I say practical tips because I know a lot of the time people will say, “Just be a good Christian,” and I think that’s great, except that isn’t specific on what to do on a practical level. So that’s pretty much what this post will be focusing on.

Let’s get into it:

Wearing Dignified & Christian Clothing

So there is two parts to this tip, 1) wearing things that make you worthy of the title, “Child of God,” and 2) wearing actual literal Christian clothing as a conversation starter.

1) I know, trends never seem to be particularly focused on modesty. I’m not saying that you have to wear a giant sack to school (because I wouldn’t, lol) and I’m not going to say exactly what I think people should and shouldn’t wear, because I think it can vary from person to person. But I am saying that you should make sure that you are representing yourself well as a child of God.

2) Wearing Christian clothing doesn’t have to be old or drab or boring. It also doesn’t have to be nerdy or weird. For example, I’m wearing this super cute Live Original sweatshirt, and I’ve had multiple people ask me what it’s about – it’s a great conversation starter, and it’s EASY! People will come up to you and ask about it, rather than you coming up to them. I’ll be linking a few of my favorite Christian clothes below:

Join Bible Studies & Christian Clubs

Finding like-minded friends at your high school can be super tricky, but luckily, many public schools offer Bible studies and other Christian clubs. These can be a great way to connect with other Christians at your school, especially if it’s a big school. They’re also a great way to help you grow in your faith, as well as encourage other people. Surrounding yourself with other people who encourage and uplift you will be super beneficial in the long run!

Stay True To Your Beliefs

Guys, I know this can be a hard one! The thing is, people change, and you change. And sometimes things change for good, and also sometimes for bad. The nice, sweet kid you knew last year might be a huge rebel now. The kind gentle, good friend is now a total party girl. Your buddy from the past two years suddenly comes back a completely different person.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t love these people and set a good example. But what I am saying is that if you notice yourself going along with what these people are doing when you’re with them, it might be time to find some other close friends. Peer pressure is a real thing, and it can get you into a lot of trouble if you aren’t careful.

Lead By Example

Leading by example is one of the best ways to share Jesus in others. If you are a joyful, thoughtful and kind person, then naturally people will notice that and wonder why.

Another easy thing you can do is to pray before meals. It doesn’t have to be a litany, just a short, quick prayer thanking God for your food. Your church might even have a traditional one that you can use.


I really hope these tips will be helpful for you guys. This (obviously) isn’t an all-exclusive list, but these are just some quick tips and encouragement. If you guys have any other ideas, I’d love to hear them in the comments below!

πŸ’™ Hannah

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18 thoughts on “How To Be A Christian Witness In High School (Practical Tips & Ideas)

  1. I LOVED THIS. I’m homeschooled (and love it), but I think these are great tips for people who do go to school. I know that it’s hard for them to stay Christians in high school, and this post should be a big blessing to them. ❀

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    1. What you said is so true, and I kinda wanted to branch off something related to this.

      As weird as it might sound, these are great tips for church groups, too. I know a lot of kids sometimes “have” to go to church and things like what Hannah suggested could be a great way to talk about Jesus to others, who are peers. Encouraging teens to do Bible studies, especially if they are already believers is so important and awesome. I had a couple of Bible studies with a friend when I was younger and I always enjoyed doing that.

      Actually, tonight, I’ll be having a Bible study with a fellow sister in Christ. πŸ™‚

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  2. I like that you gave specifics because a lot of people, like you stated, do not. Teens especially really need guidelines because so many things ARE confusing. Even now as an adult I get confused about things.

    I lived in a small town/village so I wasn’t able really to have that kind of fellowship. But some of my friends in school were Christian. In middle school, we did pray before our meals together, and that was really special. πŸ™‚ Lovely post!

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  3. Awww these are all great tips and I definitely try to use them. Bible studies and youth groups can be a great way to meet other youth like you and then you can also invite friends to the next meeting or event!
    Those Christian t-shirts are awesome, they’re all so cute!
    I’m homeschooled but I definitely interact with a lot of public schoolers so this was a super helpful post!
    Enjoyed this! πŸ’•

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  4. I’m from another religion but I really loved your sincerity about your religion seeing how young you are! Many Believers would feel outcasted esp in high school as that period is critical so they need to be confident about their believes and let nothing sway them away … I loved this sentence in particular “Peer pressure is a real thing, and it can get you into a lot of trouble if you aren’t careful.”πŸ’–, Thank you for sharing … πŸ™ˆπŸŒΉ

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting! I think that peer pressure is something that really transcends any religion/culture because it is something that anyone can get into. πŸ˜‰

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  5. I love these tips, thanks, I actually go to a public school where you can hardly find any Christian people there because the school is kinda messed up but I know I can make a difference, thank you so much, I will consider them myself πŸ’›

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  6. These tips are so awesome! ❀ I will definitely be using some of these! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! πŸ˜€

    -Laura ❀ πŸ™‚

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  7. These are such good tips! I’m in college now but most of these things still hold true. And I’ll definitely be checking out those t-shirts!

    Hanne

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  8. What you’ve done here is prepare a clear guidebook that’s easy to follow and also enjoy. Wow. So much effort. God bless you Hannah for being a blessing to so many high schoolers as well as others who will be inspired.

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