Sunday, May 31, 2009

God is raising up the Next Generation of Leaders in the Church...Are You Invested

There is a verse in the song, Hosanna, from Hillsong that says:

I see a generation, rising up to take their place, with selfless faith.

The past 3 Sunday afternoons, I have had the privilege of spending time with the next generation that God is raising up to lead the church and if they are any indication of what's in store for the future of Christ followers, I am not worried one bit.

To start, let me give you a glimpse of their spiritual gifts:
  • Leadership
  • Serving/Helping
  • Administration
  • Mercy
  • Faith
  • Teaching
The world wants us to buy into the lie that the next generation doesn't care for Christ and that they are a generation that wants life served to them on a silver platter. This is not the case my friends! They are a generation that are willing to serve first and have an extra portion of leadership and mercy to do it. The question is:

Are you invested?

You see, God is asking our generation to step up and SHARE the Good News. The youth today will serve, but it is a matter of what or who they will serve. If we don't share the real Christ Jesus with them, they'll find a cheap imitation.

My prayer is that you'll put your time, talents and resources into the next generation. That you will invest in an eternal payoff and make a difference in the life of our youth. Share Christ Jesus with them! God has already done the hard work of preparing their hearts and minds.