It’s Time To Connect!

You feel isolated and disconnected in your own little ministry corner.

You have a team or you’re hoping to build one, but it costs too much to bring everyone to a great conference.

You wish there were ways to work collaboratively with other Next Gen Leaders.

You want nothing more than to see God do great things in the lives of the kids and youth in your community.

You are “just” a volunteer trying to do your best with the time and resources you have.

You are a pastor or staff person hoping to learn best practices for your ministry.

If any of this is true for you, than we hope to see you on April 21st in one of SIX locations across Virginia for the Next Gen Summit!

Register by Clicking HERE!


About The Summit

The Next Gen Summit is all about CONNECTING. We expect that leaders hoping to reach young people will:

CONNECT with each other

CONNECT with resources

CONNECT with the God who called us in the first place

The Next Gen Summit was conceived out of a vision to see CONNECTED, EQUIPPED, and SENT Next Gen Leaders serving as ambassadors of Christ’s kingdom in Virginia and beyond.

We hope you will join us in the journey!



This Year’s Keynote & Theme

We are excited to announce our keynote and theme for our first Next Gen Summit:

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Unleashing the passion of young people in your church is possible!

Churches are losing both members and vitality as increasing numbers of young people disengage. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain children, teenagers and young adults. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging young people and as a result are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Growing Young co-author Jake Mulder will show pastors and ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church.

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  Jake Mulder is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where he oversees business administration, coordinates new research, develops resources, and helps the team think strategically. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary (master of divinity) and Western Michigan University (bachelor of business administration in finance) and is pursuing a PhD at Fuller. Passionate about helping individuals and organizations achieve their full potential, he is the coauthor of Growing Young. Jake has worked in a variety of ministry and professional roles, including as a Financial Analyst, Youth Pastor in the Reformed Church of America, Ministry Director with Youth for Christ, and missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Europe and Asia. Follow @jmulderfyi on Twitter.



The Next Gen Summit is ONE event in SIX locations.

Our goal is for you to have a location that is convenient for you no matter where you are in Virginia.


  • NOVA location (Live Event)

Christ Church (Fairfax Station) // 7600 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

  • COASTAL location (Satellite)

St. Luke’s UMC (Yorktown) // 300 Ella Taylor Rd, Yorktown, VA 23692

  • RICHMOND location (Satellite)

New Life UMC (Midlothian) //  900 Old Hundred Rd, Midlothian, VA 23114

  • SOUTH location (Satellite)

Fairview UMC (Danville) // 1013 Westover Dr, Danville, VA 24541

  • SOUTHWEST location (Satellite)

Raleigh Court UMC (Roanoke) // 1706 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

  • WEST/VALLEY location (Satellite)

Calvary UMC (Stuarts Draft)


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All locations will offer the following workshop options*

The New Face of Adolescence – How to engage children, youth, and families in a fast changing society 

Customizing Ministry – How to reach children and families from many backgrounds and situations as they search for belonging

Lead Small – Logistics of small group ministry for small and large churches

Look Like a Pro – Our top leadership secrets to make your ministry something your mamma would be proud of!

LIVE location in NOVA will offer an additional workshop option with our keynote speaker Jake Mulder. This session will be made available as a media download to participants of all locations after the event.


*Presenters for each workshop are being secured for each location. Presenters are being given room to contextualize presentation based on location.