Next Generation

Through the Children and Worship program, one boy in Japan led his mother to faith—and now she’s doing her part to spread the gospel.

The Synod of the Heartland pilots a new Children and Family Ministry Leadership Collaborative. The collaborative equips children’s directors to lead effectively.

All it takes is one defining moment for a young leader to grow and guide the next generation of the church.

This year, HIS Work Camp came with extra challenges. But those challenges showed students and staff that God works beyond what they can imagine.

None of the five young pastors in one New York clergy cohort grew up there. But they’ve all come to love serving on the East Coast.

A summer camp where children learn to sew and to cook? First Reformed Church of Wynantskill thinks it’s a great idea. Their campers create things to share with neighbors in need.

Tylor LongWing was dealing with depression and anxiety when she first entered Springs Community Church in 2013. She went to her first worship service because she was having a bad day and wanted to be with her best friend—and that night she gave her life to Jesus.

Getting to know people and caring about the issues that impact them is incredibly powerful kingdom work. 

For Rachel Hashimoto, long-term volunteering in Japan was a great way to learn about the country and the culture there “without having to deal with taxes,” she jokes. But it was more than that, of course—it was a chance to quietly witness to others and share Christ’s love in a country where Christianity is a minority religion.

When George Lundberg set out for his first Project Timothy mission trip, he expected to help people. He didn’t expect to get so much out of it himself.