Empowering youth by providing essential trainings for leadership development & ministry.
Describe the need affecting community
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
The Next Generation Ministries provides essential Christian trainings, retreats, seminars, sponsorships, scholarships, and resources to fulfill its God-given vision. It is committed to serve youth in and beyond the United Methodist Church of Tanzania. Since June 2015, it has been hosting a youth leadership retreat every three months. Continuity, allowing the gradual development of spiritual growth, is essential. Between retreats, I visit local churches in different districts, meet with church leaders and the youth, provide leadership trainings, and encourage them to follow the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. These two practices have inspired the youth and their churches. Also, I got a grant from Young People’s Ministries of the GBOD. I have been preparing for Swahili training materials for discipleship, leadership, and UMC & UMCT history study. I always look for mission partners and sponsors who want to make a difference in young people’s lives. Through sponsorships and scholarships, 4 young adults study at the Grace Bible college. 2 youth study at King’s Vision Secondary School. 9 young adults learned English, and 3 young adults will study at VETA vocational training schools.
Describe the primary goal of the project
The Next Generation Ministries exist to empower Tanzanian youth (age 13-35) to become healthy, growing, and devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
1. I would like to see youth building a good foundation of their life in the Word of God. 2. I would like to see youth pursing their dreams, serving God in/outside the church, and doing the right thing for their community. 3. I would like to see youth empowering other youth with their talents and experiences and getting actively involved in their community. 4. I would like to see youth becoming a driving force for their church development and revival. 5. I would like to see strong pastoral and lay leaders who will bring people together and make the community move forward for fulfilling its mission.