Rock the Cradle
When poet W.R. Wallace wrote, “For the hand that rocks the cradle, is the hand that rules the world," he was speaking of mothers, not precisely evangelism. However, followers of Christ should sense that we are in a spiritual battle over the cradle. Whose hand is rocking the cradle? Who is impacting the next generation?
Look around and you'll see that our secular culture is greatly impacting children and families. The American Worldview Inventory 2021 report stated that a mere 17% of Christians who consider their faith important and attend church regularly actually have a biblical worldview. Again, we can look around and see that our children and families are inundated with non-Christian worldviews from print to screen. It seems that human reasoning is replacing God’s word and rocking the cradle.
Where does biblical truth and a biblical worldview come from?
Psalm 78 tells us that we believers must not hide God’s truths from the children, we must tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His power and His mighty words. God created us; He knows our hearts. He knew how important it was to reach the next generation - to reach the children. He knew that children who believe would not have decades of secular baggage to overcome when presented with the hope of His son:
½ of all Americans who accept Jesus as their Savior do so before reaching the age of 13 (43%)
2 out of 3 born again Christians (64%) made that commitment to Christ before their 18th birthday
1 out of 8 born again Christians (13%) made their profession of faith between 18-21 years old
Only when we believers realize that "the darkness" is not our problem, because darkness will always be dark, but that the light of Jesus in us is getting dimmer, will we be positioned to hear from Him about strategies to turn culture around by replacing darkness with light! It all hinges on US becoming more like JESUS and reflecting HIS light!
“I believe now more than ever that we’re in desperate need of an awakening—and a biblical worldview revolution,” said Arizona Christian President, Len Munsil.
Could it be that this awakening will come through children?
Next Generation IMPACT wants to see each next generation set its hope on God. We want to empower God’s people to pick up the banner, to go and tell. We believe and fully embrace Psalm 78 and commit wholeheartedly to finding others who will do the same!
Sondra McNorton, NGI GA Director, and Ron Tant, NGI President
Join us in PRAYER as we...
establish an NGI Prayer Group
expand our national board
write curriculum for the fall and beyond
conduct pilot kids' clubs
establish Multiply IMPACT Giving Groups
meet with heads of denominations, and
write training material for paid and volunteer staff!
Father, give us wisdom beyond measure to lay a good foundation on which You will reach the next generation with the Good News of Jesus! Bring those people into our paths who can help in this God-sized effort. And help us be spiritually sensitive to Your leading. In the mighty name of Jesus, AMEN.
Join us in thanking God for...
National Board members who caught the NGI vision quickly
Board members and Donors who invested to get NGI started
Specific answers to prayer regarding curriculum
Heads of organizations who desire to partner with NGI
OTHERS SAY IT BEST!
“I am so excited about Next Generation Impact. If there was ever a time to reach the next generation with the Gospel of Jesus, it is now. As I travel the world and speak to young future leaders, I see such a need to get back to the basics of our Christian faith. Next Generation Impact is committed to filling this need as they help the next generations get grounded in their faith. This commitment will pay huge dividends now and in the future!”
Dr. Hans Finzel
President of HDLeaders and best selling leadership author
"The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8
God is working mightily on our behalf, going before us. He is writing our history RIGHT NOW. Every step in this process is full of God stories that are changing us first, and then churches, communities, schools, and the nation!