What is Speed the Light?

Speed the Light (STL) is the student-initiated, volunteer, charitable program that provides much-needed equipment to missionaries across the nation and in over 180 countries around the world. Since its beginning, STL has raised over $253 million for missionary equipment around the world.

4 speed the light essentials

leaders leading

It begins with you as the leader. You can’t lead people beyond where you are at. What is your personal STL pledge?

students giving

We must teach our student the importance of obedience through regular giving. Use your offering time during your youth service to teach and highlight giving.

big events

Anything worth doing is worth doing big. Think of this event as a catalyst to take your giving to the next level. (ideas in resources)

STL sundays

Ask your church to have a Youth Sunday where you receive an offering for Speed the Light.


filled Sermon Series

A 4-week Speed the Light message series that includes message outlines, Keynote, and Power Point.


• 2019 STL Giving: $235,501.92

• 32% avg. growth in each of past 5 years

• 78% STL growth in past 10 years

miles for missions annual race-October 2021

Every year, students and leaders from all over North Carolina come together (whether physically or virtually) to help raise money for our North Carolina missionaries and projects. Click below to register and find out more about this race. 

2021 Speed the light project list

As a state, we have made a goal to reach $300,000 by December 31, 2021. Below are our most urgent needs:

World missionaries

Scott Miller  Germany    Vehicle $40,000
Phyliss Rose  Peru
Vehicle Refurbish  $4,000
Jeff Stamp  Kyrgyzstan
Vehicle    $50,000

US Missionaries

Church Planting in NC
Sound Equipment.   $10,000
Hurricane Relief
Louisiana   $15,000
F.R.E.E. International
Mobile Units $10,000

World serve

Water Wells in Africa

Convoy of Hope

Box Trucks