The Empowered21 Next Gen Youth Leaders Network (NGYN21) hosted a summit comprised of youth leaders from around the globe. Meeting at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., the youth leaders discussed topics such as Spirit-empowered living in the 21st century, the impact of the Holy Spirit on discipleship and developing young Spirit-empowered disciples in the ministry.
“We seem to think there is a different method used in other countries,” said Christ for All Nations President Daniel Kolenda. “The gospel works with humanity and all cultures. We were created to receive it. Just preach its simplicity and let the Holy Spirit do the drawing. God is going to give our generation a message that is so old, they think it is new. The hub is the gospel of salvation; the other spokes will align.”
NGYN21 attendees participated in round-table discussions on discipleship. Leaders facilitated Q&A sessions addressing challenges of discipleship, including what a Spirit-empowered disciple should look like in the 21st century, steps local churches can take to ensure they are developing Spirit-empowered young disciples in their ministry, and the difference that the Holy Spirit makes in the discipleship process.
NGYN21 leaders also discussed tracks for the Jerusalem 2015 Empowered21 Global Congress, which will be held over Pentecost on May 18-24, 2015, in Jerusalem. Some of the up to 15 tracks will focus on prophecy, leadership, church planting and worship arts.
The Empowered21 Global Congress is poised to be one of the largest gatherings in modern Jerusalem history. The congress plans to host main sessions in a new arena in Jerusalem, which is now under construction, as well as at Caesarea and Bethlehem.
“We expect a powerful moment to come from those experiencing the sessions [speaking of Jerusalem 2015],” said National Youth Director and Senior Director of the Assemblies of God Heath Adamson. “Culture is stronger than vision—Jerusalem 2015 will be a huge culture shaper.”