Next Generation Ministries is a Vital Mission Partner of the United Methodists of Greater New Jersey. A separate 501c3 organizations, Next Gen has a mission of cultivating and catalyzing new generations of enthusiastic disciples of Jesus Christ that connect, engage and lead in their congregations and communities to transform the world.
In 2017, United Methodists of Greater New Jersey approved a bold Next Generations Strategic Ministry Plan which included folding all young people’s initiatives under the same umbrella including the IGNITE Youth conference, IGNITE Youth Leader’s Day, the work of the Council for Higher Education, scholarships, camping and retreat ministries. The Next Generation Strategic Ministry Plan was launched in 2017 and will be implemented through 2020.
Next Generation Ministries welcomes all people, including the LGBTQ community, to participate and lead in its ministries and programs. We believe that all people are of sacred worth, beloved children of God, and made in God’s image. Whoever you are and wherever you are from, here you will find a safe, life-giving space to connect, grow and lead in your faith journey.