NEXT: The Gospel and the Next Generation

May – July 2011

“He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments” (Psalm 78:5-7). Throughout Scripture, God has instructed His people to pass His Word on from generation to generation. As His people in our day, we want to be faithful to this command – for our good and the good of children across our community, for God’s glory in succeeding generations, and for the spread of the gospel to all nations. We want to explore the biblical foundations that must undergird all that we do. If we merely create nice programs and enjoyable activities for children and students, but we ignore God’s design for the home and God’s commands to the church, we will miss the point altogether. During these nine weeks, we will explore God’s Word to men, women, husbands, wives, moms, dads, singles, and senior adults in order to know how together we can most effectively pass the gospel on to the next generation.