Next Generation Ministries is a Vital Mission Partner of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. A separate 501c3 organizations, Next Gen has a mission of cultivating and catalyzing new generations of enthusiastic disciples of Jesus Christ that connect, engage, and lead in their congregations and communities to transform the world.
In 2017, United Methodists of Greater New Jersey approved a bold Next Generations Strategic Ministry Plan which included folding all young people’s initiatives under the same umbrella including IGNITE Youth conference. IGNITE Leader’s Day, the work of the Council for Higher Education, scholarships and camping and retreat ministries. The Next Generation Strategic Ministry Plan was launched in 2017 and will be implemented through 2020.