Seeks to empower men to reach their highest potential in Christ through worship, fellowship, accountability, mentorship, integrity and love.
As NexGen Men, we are expected to demonstrate Christ in three main areas:
@Home - to exemplify kindness & courage as we lead our families to God
@Church - to take an active role in worship
@Community - to serve God in service to others (i.e. employer, employee, volunteer, mentors, getting involve in the community, etc.)
FOUNDATIONAL SCRIPTURE – Our Mandate
God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. – Genesis 1:26
And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth. – Genesis 1:28
Why is it necessary to be the man God has called you to be?
Survey shows the influence of men on their families:
100 kids show up to church, 20-25 families follow (20-25% Return)
100 wives show up to church, 20 families follow (20% Return)
100 husbands show up to church, 97 families follow (97% Return)
According to 2011 U.S. Census Bureau data, over 24 million children live apart from their biological fathers. That is 1 out of every 3 (33%) children in America. Nearly 2 in 3 (64%) African American children live in father-absent homes. One in three (34%) Hispanic children, and 1 in 4 (25%) white children live in father-absent homes. In 1960, only 11% of children lived in father-absent homes.
Children who live absent their biological fathers are, on average, at least two to three times more likely to be poor, to use drugs, to experience educational, health, emotional and behavioral problems, to be victims of child abuse, and to engage in criminal behavior than their peers who live with their married, biological (or adoptive) parents.