Year-End Gift for Communities of Hope
We are facing a great spiritual crisis. Eighteen years ago (1992), 85% of 18-25 year olds claimed Protestantism or Catholicism as their faith. Today, only 66% identify with organized religion. If this trend continues, within 10 years less than half of this age group will call themselves Christian, and by 2039 less than 30%. We now face the possibility of a post-Christian United States (research by EthnoGraphic Media).
Imagine Communities of Hope engaging and mobilizing like-minded people to build collaborative teams who implement action plans which reach and empower youth to live out the teachings of Jesus by sharing the gospel while serving the needs of their community…and ultimately their world. We must enlarge the table beyond just youth workers and include: parents, business leaders, social workers, teachers, students, senior pastors, media and others. The task demands that we Convene, Communicate, Collaborate and Consolidate our efforts to turn the tide in our communities.
In 2011, we are launching this program with these three goals:
- Determine “effective practices” of mobilizing concerned people in selected pilot communities.
- Promote the initiative nationwide through thousands of existing local networks, denominational and parachurch partners.
- Consolidate the strategy developed in the pilot communities for a 2012 full roll-out to communities across America.
You and I know how much it pleases our Father in Heaven when we work in unity with a common purpose and goal.
Networking those that are called to reach youth with the gospel is fulfilling, but it isn’t easy. The greater the potential, the greater the resistance.
We need your help as we move forward with this initiative. We would like to ask you to support the work of NNYM. By doing so, you will help reach more kids, unite the church, and encourage youth workers. Can we hear from you before the end of the year?
You can go to www.youthworkers.net/donate to make a contribution. Or, you can call 800-367-6696 to give. Or, you can mail a check to: NNYM, PO Box 501748, San Diego, CA 92150-1748.
Anything you can do will go directly to helping reach every young person with the life-giving hope of Jesus Christ.