In God’s Story: An Introduction to the new Next Generation theme

By Tanya Yeun, Children and Family Ministries Associate 

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” – Hebrews 10:23-24

Hope, for Christians has content and that content is Jesus Christ. As we navigate the change of season amid a pandemic that is not yet over—but will be at some point, we do so, rooted in hope. Hope that means more than just kids returning to school, re-opening in-person worship, resuming or launching fall ministry or any other number of things that may be on our list. It means holding onto a hope that reorients us daily towards the new creation we are in the person of Jesus Christ. It means reorienting ourselves in how we measure who we are because our action flows out of who we are. As children of God, who we are is measured by goodness that acts in the interest of everyone, even if that means making personal sacrifices. Our hope is inclusive. Our hope is found in the One who is faithful—the One who is bringing life and resurrection hope to people by the power of His Spirit. This is the amazing mystery of the gospel and the story that we are called to share. As we begin this fall season, may we become fully alive and live into God’s story—the story that tells us we are made in God’s image, loved beyond measure, and called into an abundant life that is worth living well.  

“In God’s Story” is our theme this year in Next Generation Ministries. Check out for posters and resources for youth ministry. Check out for family faith conversations, ideas and resources in exploring the ‘Big God Story’ as we discover how God’s story weaves throughout our own stories. 

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