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Next Generation

Welcome to Next Generation! We are excited about what God is doing here, what the Next Generation is learning and who they are becoming. Our desire is to inspire the next generation to follow Jesus, pursue a life with God and tend to the shalom of others, themselves and the world. For this to happen, it is important for our kids and students to know and experience what it means to be a part of a Godly community as well as see themselves in the larger, word-wide, people of God. It is also our desire to come along side, support and encourage parents in their role as the primary spiritual nurturers of their child’s faith.

1 Inspiring kids and students to follow Jesus and pursue a life with God…


- Teach and show them about the love God has for them

- Introduce them to God’s Big Story, the Bible

- Create opportunities for them to respond to God speaking to them

- Introduce them to spiritual practices


- Teach and remind them of God’s love for them

- Invite them to engage in the Story as a community and on their own.

- Create opportunities for them to respond to invitations from God

- Provide opportunities for them to engage in spiritual practices

2 Tend to the shalom of others, themselves and the world…

- Help kids and students see God has plans for their life that include serving others

- Create opportunities for kids and students to see and serve others as a response to God’s calling for


- Teach kids and students how to see the needs of others and say yes to doing something about it for the


3 Know and experience Godly community

- Create space for genuine, safe, Christ-centered community to be formed between peers and with

caring adults that we hope will continue for a lifetime

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