In November of 2010 a group of Chicago pastors gathered to discuss the state of the church and the future that would ensue thereof. They noted that few if any churches had strategic mentoring plans for 18-28 year olds. These pastors concluded that if significant attention was not paid to the personal development of young leaders age 18-28, there would soon be a serious crisis in their part of the kingdom. After praying and fasting a vision was born to instigate a strategic mentoring initiative of the Next Generation of Leaders.
The 20/20 vision is to partner with God and other life giving churches to mentor 1,000 18-28 year old emerging kingdom leaders by the end of 2020. These Next Generation Leaders will impact every area of society in Chicago and around the globe. They will be the mothers and fathers, pastors and police officers, mentors and mayors, plumbers and principals, musicians, technicians and history makers who will shape our tomorrow, but today they are still emerging.
NGL Mentoring is weekly life on life, transformational mentoring in a group of 3-5 through BASIC training (Bold-steps, Accountability, Spiritual-disciplines, Instruction and Character-development).
“Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders Today”
“What you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust also to reliable people who will in turn be able to teach others.” – 2 Timonthy 2:2