NexGen, a one-day conference that aims to equip Christians to effectively engage the next generation with the gospel, will be held this Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana.
Open to all who have an interest in ministry to and with children, NexGen is two mini-conferences within one conference. There is a track specifically for parents and children’s ministry volunteers and another track specifically for elementary age children.
The conference’s theme, “Tag – You’re It,” will motivate and equip children to tag other children with the gospel.
Of the 51 million children under the age of 18 who live in the United States, more than 40 million of them do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior, which suggests that there are some basic unmet spiritual needs. This is one of the most significant and fertile mission fields in the nation.
This conference is specifically designed to reach children within the ages of 5 and 12, when they are most likely to accept Christ.
Two main sessions will feature a fun atmosphere, incredible worship, and dynamic communicators who will challenge each participant. Featured speakers include CE National executive director Ed Lewis, Grace Community Church’s children’s pastor Jon Rauch, and Olympic athlete Brock Kreitzburg (pictured).
Brock Kreitzburg was a member of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Bobsled team, where he was ranked second in the world in the four-man bobsled.
After a standout career as a wide receiver at the University of Toledo, Kreitzburg took part in a mini-camp with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the spring of 1999.
After attending a bobsled training camp, Kreitzburg joined the national team in 2002. Brock uses his platform as a Christian athlete to speak to children at school assemblies throughout the country.
Brock will be interviewed in the opening main session and will also present during the kids’ track. Every student will also have a chance to meet Brock and ask questions about his Olympic experience.
Registration is $15 per person with special rates for family registration. For more information log onto http://www.nexgenconference.com/nexgen07.pdf