Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:14
If you were to poll African-American Churches across the United States of America, you would undoubtedly discover one missing group in most of those churches…the 18-40 year olds. This group, known as the Generation X, Y, and Zers, are largely absent from many ministries today, leaving a large chasm in the leadership of the black church and also leaving a glaring hole in the moral and spiritual fabric of our nation. If this group is not reached, neither will their children be reached. If their children are not reached, then our nation’s foundation could be overturned.
What is the cause for the loss of this generation? Has God become irrelevant? Not at all. However, many ministries have failed to remain relevant in reaching this group. These ministries are designed to meet young adults where they are and keep them connected to Christ. Together, we will encourage each other and hold each other accountable to following Jesus, during some of the most tempting times of our lives.
The New Jerusalem College, Singles, and Young Adult Ministries are coming, because the church cannot wait any longer. The body of Christ is made stronger when all ages are on the battlefield. Look out for these groups that are coming soon!