God Is Raising Up a New Generation
God is on the move. Across Greater New Jersey the Holy Spirit is working through dedicated youth leaders to bring students to Jesus and inspiring them to live more fully like Christ, loving God and neighbor.
Next Gen partners with youth leaders and congregations to provide resources and programs that invite students into discipleship. Students become and grow as disciples when they are given opportunities to connect, grow, and lead.
Connect with God and Each Other
Students enter into discipleship when they connect with God and others through relationships that are grounded in trust, care, and support.
Grow in Faith
Students who connect with God and each other continue in their discipleship journey by growing in faith. Students especially grow in faith through small groups that create space for vulnerable discussion and learning and through service to others.
Students who connect with God and each other and are growing in faith are called to be leaders in the church and in their communities. Students learn and practice leadership when they are empowered and given leadership opportunities.
Opportunities All Year Round
Next Gen helps students and youth leaders connect, grow, and lead all year through the IGNITE Discipleship Calendar. At each of our IGNITE programs, students have opportunities to connect with God and each other, grow in faith, and lead boldly. The three core IGNITE programs are:
Students may also learn and practice leadership in their local churches through Cultivate: Summer of Exploration.
While Next Gen offers programming to help students connect, grow, and lead, we know that student discipleship and faith formation happen best when they are led by adult youth leaders in local churches. Next Gen offers opportunities and resources for Youth Leaders to connect, grow, and lead as well.
Visit our For Youth Leaders page to learn more about how you can build relationships with other youth leaders, grow in your ministry and expand your leadership impact beyond your local church.
We’re excited to be in ministry with you as we cultivate together the next generation of enthusiastic disciples.
For more information or questions about Next Gen’s ministry with youth, please contact Ryan Clements by email or by phone at 732.859.0033.
Next Generation Ministries welcomes all people to participate and lead in its ministries and programs. We believe that all people are of sacred worth, beloved children of God, and embrace the diversity of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic ability, family configurations, education, and mental and physical ability in the Body of Christ. Whoever you are and wherever you are from, here you will find a safe, life-giving space to connect, grow and lead in your faith journey.”