Next Steps: Gather October 16, 2022
Sunday, October 16th
Take5 Devotional today written by Pastor Gina Spivey, Family Ministries Pastor
Next Steps: Gather
Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
Matthew 18: 19-20
The second part of this verse focuses on gathering together. Individual prayer for the next generation is imperative. In addition, children and students also need a family of believers gathering around them. For decades we have heard that kids need role models outside of their immediate family to help them grow and mature in faith. If we as a church made a commitment to pour into the lives of the next generation by serving in ministry programming, committing to having young families over for meals, leading a small group of students, calling and checking up on the leaders in Family Ministries to encourage them, we could substantially change the trajectory of many lives.
We need the older generation to step in and disciple our next generation for Jesus in a healthy, loving, wise, and positive way. If you want more information on how to serve our children and students so that we can see effective change in their lives, our staff would be happy to help! Please be praying about ways in which you can use the gifts God has given you to help mold and shape the next generation for Jesus.