The Next Generation Ministry exists to facilitate the discipleship and whole-life development of its members in partnership between leaders, parents, and members of the wider church congregation. To see a generation:
Rising up to live out a lasting faith in Jesus Christ!
Comprising of Kids Church (for primary school ages) and Youth Ministry (for secondary school ages), TNG accounts for a quarter of our church community with around 300 young people in total. These young people are significant members of the present Body of Christ, as well as the future of our church.
- Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
- Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
The members of The Next Generation Ministry are discipled through intentional relationships exercised in a number of ways, such as: social activities and games; creative prayer and worship; interactive teaching; small group discussion; pastoral care and mentoring; participation and service in ministry; and integral mission in the world.
Each activity seeks to contribute to growing maturity in the life of the disciple, consisting of:
- a devoted love for God,
- a genuine love for believers,
- a selfless love for our neighbours.
In seeking to point youth members towards responding to and loving God, believers and neighbours, ministry activities and relationships take place in a number of environments which enable movement from the wide to the deep:
|Big Group||A large environment where young people’s minds are changed about God, believers and neighbours as a church community|
|Small Group||An intentional, authentic and relational environment where young people experience life together and are nurtured to imitate Christ through meaningful relationships|
|Mentoring||A small, intimate-level environment where young people are provided with deeper development, accountability and character formation as a disciple of Jesus Christ|