The Faking It Instagram Proxe

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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Insta-Proxe Walkthrough

Need some more help? In this short video, Jamie Ladipo (InterVarsity's associate national director of Evangelism) walks you through the Faking It Insta-Proxe, how to set it up, and how to use it! 

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”)1.

Here’s how a real student, Brandi, took her elements of her testimony2 and created 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!


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

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


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