The NextGen ministry exists to help FBCSA and its families become more intentional in parenting and marriage to create legacies of faith for generations to come.
We want to provide you with a simple process to creating a God-honoring home. Since most of us are called to worship God through the intimacy of marriage and the blessing of children we need to understand the purpose and priority of family life.
The Point of Home
SHOW CHRIST – Every marriage is intended to be a masterpiece reflecting the marriage between God and His people. So we challenge believers to pursue a God- honoring marriage by giving themselves to a husband or wife through mutual submission and faithful devotion. (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 15, Jeremiah 3, Ephesians 5:22-33, Revelation 21:9)
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh” This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (Ephesians 5:31-33)
RAISE BELIEVERS – Those blessed with the gift of children and grandchildren are called to disciple the next generation as life’s greatest priority. So we challenge believers to become intentional about capturing and creating experiences that deepen the roots of faith. (Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 6, Psalm 78:1-8, Ephesians 6:1-4)
“He commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God.” (Psalm 78:5-7)
BE JESUS – A strong Christian family is where The Word becomes Flesh and Blood as we conform our lives to the image and example of the Lord Jesus Christ. So we challenge believers to walk the talk, living their faith at home in ways that will attract the next generation and the next-door-neighbor to Christ. (John 1:14, Philippians 2, I Tim 3, I John 3:16)
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” (I John 3:16)
Visit the NextGen Resource page for more information.