Our vision is to see churches working together (with the regional camps and national support ministries that serve them) to point people to Jesus, through the gospel from the Scriptures.
It was a real delight to see 50 leaders from 17 churches across the country attend the NextGen Summit from Monday to Wednesday this week at Willow Park Christian Camp in Auckland.
These are leaders who are actively working with the next generation: children and families leaders, youth leaders, camping leaders, and young adults leaders.
On Tuesday leaders got together in four regional gatherings. I’m excited to see how more youth, young adults, children and families are pointed to Jesus as a result. I’m excited to see what new partnerships with campsites are established.
First picture, from left to right: Werner Du Plessis and Ashleigh Cornwell (Tōtara Springs Christian Centre), Aaron Hodgson and Ashley Cooper (Raleigh Street Christian Centre), Waweru Kanene (Eden Community Church). Second picture, from left to right: Sarah Chalmers (Hillcrest Chapel), Tony Foster (Rutland Street Church), Jakob Moir (New Plymouth Community Church).
In workshops attendees wrestled with the intergenerational nature of God’s church and its implications for discipleship.
All of us attending felt the love and hospitality shown to us by Chris and Sue Barrow, Jerome Edwards and the Willow Park team. Thank you.
By Mark Grace, CCCNZ Ambassador