The POSSIBLE OUTCOMES:
While the conversation will lead towards some expected outcomes, some will be unknown – bringing people together and allowing the Spirit of God to convict, inspire and direct. However, some of these may result…
A clearer understanding of the urgency and priority of the need to support families and their children
More awareness of the vital role of families and society
New connections and networks formed
Collaborative initiatives (across political, social, economic, spiritual…)
An audit of resources currently available
Contribute to the global community for the sharing of stories, ideas and practical strategies
Many churches have some form of provision for children in the life of the church but may have no outreach to the child whose family do not attend church. Children often have a low priority in mission, but a healthy mission strategy in the local church will have children’s work as a high priority. Today we are being told that as many as 4 out of every 5 of our youth are leaving the churches!
Jesus said to preach the Gospel to every person (Mark 16: 15) and to make disciples of all nations (Matt.28: 19-20). Deuteronomy 6 & Psalm 78 tell us to make God known to the next generation so that they will faithfully pass it on to the generation after them. The Church is NEVER more than one generation from extinction!