What is Plurway?
PLURway is all about reaching out to young people in the RAVE subculture. By their own motto, “PLUR” (Peace, Love, Unity, Respect), we believe they are really announcing their heart’s desire to know Jesus Christ. A temporary feeling of PLUR is found at these events, primarily through the use of a high-risk drug called ecstasy. Our mission is simply to make the message of the Gospel known, while helping & loving those that get in trouble, without judgement; demonstrating the love of Christ. Currently, we outreach at rave events in four states and are in the process of forming additional outreach teams so that we can reach across the whole United States.
What's a rave?
A rave is an all-night dance party. Raves feature DJs, Electronic Dance Music (genre referred to as EDM) and amazing light shows. Many times, they are advertised as fun and safe Music Festivals. Ticket prices range from $10 to $400 , with attendance ranging from 200 to 250,000 young people. While some raves still allow the attendance of minors, many have changed their rules to only allow attendance by people who are 18 years and older. However, we have met many, many children inside raves who have gained access with a fake/borrowed ID or in some other way. The vast majority of attendees at these events are college age.
Over and over again, youth tell us that a rave is a place where, for one night, while dancing and having a good time, they can, and they will, feel loved and accepted by everyone no matter who they are or what they look like.
There are no misfits at a rave, everyone is loved.
Law enforcement has estimated that 90% of attendees at raves are using drugs, mostly Ecstasy. We have been going to raves since 2009 and we agree. Many kids believe Ecstasy is a safe drug, but it is actually similar to meth. While Ecstasy has many negative side effects, it does give strong feelings of PLUR, lowers inhibitions, increases blind trust, and enhances touch and sexual activity.
The feelings of love and acceptance are fueled primarily by drugs.
High risk behavior is prevalent at these events, where typical dress for girls is very minimal. They dress to attract, and it works. However predators of all types also frequent raves for various reasons, including but not limited to, molestation, rape and human trafficking abductions. On the other end of human trafficking, we have seen girls sent inside raves, dressed like ravers, to "make sure the boys go home happy." Many boys we have talked to, confirm this behavior.
A big part of rave subculture are bead bracelets called “Kandi”. Ravers love to make, trade, and collect Kandi and exchange it with each other as a sign of PLUR. Go to the "What We Do" page and view the promotional video to learn more about how having our own Kandi to give away is a huge connection point with these precious kids, as it demonstrates that we are not condemning them and are willing to enter their world.
What we do
It's pretty simple...We share the Gospel, help kids in trouble, and rescue those in danger.
What makes us unique is that our outreach teams are made up of older moms and dads!
This 3-minute promotional video includes rave footage, what we do, and our "rave moms" in action.