Look around. The high school kid you saw behind the counter working a summer job at the local coffee shop will soon graduate. His years of formal education won’t last forever, and soon he won’t be pouring coffee for you on your way to work. Instead, he’ll be behind his own desk somewhere.
You’ve seen him in church before, usually hanging with the other kids his own age. They’re all getting ready to graduate, and they have choices to make. They won’t settle for a faith that only lives inside the doors of the church. Their culture demands that they be able to articulate what they believe. Their peers need to see something different and worth following. Are they ready to be the example in today’s culture? Or will today’s culture determine what path they take next?For some of them, this will be their last time in church. Unless something changes.
What we’ve learned is, it’s not enough to just know the truth. If I think I know what I’m talking about, but I can’t quite articulate it, and someone else can clearly explain what they believe, at some point, I will believe they must be right.
So what is the answer?
The research says it takes 5 invested adults for a young person to walk out their faith into their college years. The average young person is lucky to have one. Is it any wonder that the next generation is not equipped to live out the character of Christ in their culture?
The next generation of Christians is in desperate need of people who will mentor them and equip them to confidently communicate their beliefs.
ICC equips next-generation Christians to think culturally and speak confidently. We use a peer mentoring model to equip them to start leading right where they are. Not waiting until they’re older and have a big, important job in a big, fancy building. Not waiting until they start a business, or become president, or preach a sermon for thousands of people. Right now.
Here’s how it works. We equip teams of young leaders to travel the world leading short-term events to give Christian youth a jump-start in their communications and leadership skills. Then, local chapters provide those [new?] students with ongoing mentoring in communities across the globe.
What’s the end result? Christian youth that are ready for influence, who can speak truth into the culture and confidently display Christ’s character.
Okay. So what can you do to change the life of the kid who just handed you your coffee? Let me make it really simple for you.
First, come and see. We want to partner with you as we equip next generation Christians and we’ll be in a city near you! Just click on this link.
Second, You can sponsor a young person to receive the mentoring that will propel them into a life of influence. You can do that here.
Third, share. Help us get the word out about this culture-changing transformation and mentoring.
And here’s the best part. What you invest in that kid will start a ripple effect. He’ll invest in other kids, who will invest in other kids. And when those kids are the adults who run the world you live in, your daily cup of coffee will taste sweeter knowing that the next generation is ready.
Your investment will help them be the example this world desperately needs.