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A Challenge To The Next Generation

God intends every one of us to be engaged in His Great Mission - My intention is not to put you on a guilt trip - some of you will prayerfully re-evaluate your life and come away with a clear affirmation that you are right where you should be, pursuing what God has for your life. If God has blessed you with a good job, given you a purpose and a place in His plan - Rejoice! I pray that for you God will press upon you your responsibility to sacrificially give and aggressively pray for the evangelization of the world in our generation.

God intends every one of us to be engaged in His Great Mission – My intention is not to put you on a guilt trip – some of you will prayerfully re-evaluate your life and come away with a clear affirmation that you are right where you should be, pursuing what God has for your life.  If God has blessed you with a good job, given you a purpose and a place in His plan – Rejoice!  I pray that for you God will press upon you your responsibility to sacrificially give and aggressively pray for the evangelization of the world in our generation.

  • Some God will burden to focus on becoming a pastor or teacher of the Word – and then launch you out to some far place.
  • For some God’s plan is that you become financially successful – not so that you can live the American Dream by elevating your standard of living, but so you can contribute seriously to sending the gospel around the world
  • Some will be asked by God to adopt orphaned children and disciple them to become servants of Jesus Christ.
  • Some of you will be called to become experts in a skills that will be used by God as an entrance point into a restricted access nation. 40% of the world’s 7bn people are among groups of people who have been unreached for millennia!  We call them Unreached People Groups and there are over 6800 of them!  UPG is a group of people who lack a community of Christians able to evangelize the rest of the group without outside help.  In Africa alone there are 744 unreached Muslim people groups!
  • God may ask you to go and earn a degree at a University in India or Pakistan or Algeria or some other remote region so that you can gain entry to a country where formal missions work is not allowed.  So that people from that land might “glorify God for His Mercy!”
  • Some of you will get your seminary education so that you can serve the church in the ⅔ world by partnering in theological training efforts:  ½ of the Baptist churches in Ecuador have no pastor and only 17% of pastors have received theological education.
  • Evangelical Church in Zambia has 688 organized churches and 284 developing ones in Zambia.
  • Out of nearly 1000 churches in Zambia, less than 200 have pastors. (20%)