Friday, August 31, 2012

This Sunday – “The Next Generation”

Sunday’s message is the conclusion of the Elijah series and is entitled, “The Next Generation.”  We’ll be looking at the story of when Elijah passed his prophets mantle to Elisha, his successor.

The emphasis of the message will be on the importance of the older generation co-mingling with the younger generation so that their accumulated wisdom may be passed along.  Both generations are needed in the church and everyone benefits when the two mingle.

Inter-generational ministry is very important in a church family.  Instead of continually segregating people by age, churches become healthier, families stronger, and greater kingdom advancement is accomplished when the generations live, work, worship, and do ministry “together.”

”Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, and Your might to all who are to come” (Psalms 71:18).

I will speak frankly about the challenges of raising children; influencing them properly; teaching the next generation and making room for young leaders to serve in church.  I might even talk about succession planning – my own, that is.

We’re going to learn some stuff, be inspired, encouraged, and hopefully have a new perspective on the awesome God we serve.

Get the whole family in service this weekend.  You’ll be glad you did. 

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