This announcement is from Jeff Broadnax, national coordinator of GCI Generations Ministries (GenMin).
In order for us to see more young adults actively involved in GCI congregations, and in ministry leadership roles in particular, we will need to provide more effective “on-ramps” for this age group to participate in GCI at the local, regional and national levels. GenMin is helping provide these on-ramps in several ways, including sponsoring two events that will be held in the U.S. in 2018 (see below). We encourage you to let the young adults in your congregation and other church networks know of these events, then help them attend as you are able.
The first event, called GC Ignite (formerly GC Next), will be held over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend (January 12-15, 2018). GCI young people ages 18–30 will gather at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Camp near Dallas, TX, for worship, fellowship, equipping and challenge designed to “fan into flames” the gifts God has given them (2 Tim. 1:6), returning home to use those gifts in their congregation and region. For more information about GC Ignite 2018, go to www.generationsministries/gc-ignite.
The second event, called GC Launch, will focus on leaders within GCI congregations who are high school juniors and seniors. It will be held in December 2018 at the GCI Home Office in Charlotte, NC. We’ll have more information about this event early next year.