Every child and student is on a spiritual journey.  According to Scripture and research, a parent influences a child’s spiritual journey more than anyone else. But what does that look like? At First Baptist, our NextGen ministry has a plan and pathway to help you as a parent navigate that journey, and partner with you in the process.

The Model

Just as your child will grow physically, your child needs to grow spiritually.  God commands parents to teach their children to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” (Deut. 6:5).  Jesus says the same thing in Matthew 22, but includes the mind.  Our NextGen strategy uses four words to help children and teenagers grow spiritually in their mind, their heart, their hands, and their lives.

The Marks

Any time you embark on a journey, you need to know the destination. The Marks give you clarity to what a graduating senior ought to look like on their spiritual journey. The focus of our NextGen Ministry is to partner with you, the parent, to spiritually equip your children (from birth through graduation) to become individuals who: