“Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.” – Psalm 8:2
The Wesleyan Church has deeply valued the next generation, even going back to John Wesley as he preached in the fields to children and youth.
And as we read the Scriptures, we see God using children and young people to shape and create his kingdom. From David beating Goliath, Esther saving her people, and Jesus choosing 12 young men to walk with him, young people are at the center of God’s plan. The desire of The Wesleyan Church is to continue to unleash the next generation to bring God’s kingdom to earth. Our children, middle school, high school and college students are the church now and are ready to be leaders, multipliers and disciple makers in our churches now. As we pursue God’s heart of multiplication and discipleship, the next generation will help us discover God’s heart.
Our mission is to unleash children, middle school, high school and college students as kingdom multipliers and disciple makers. We believe the next generation is ready to lead in the kingdom now and it is our privileged responsibility to unleash them into their full kingdom potential. We want to see every generation living out the fullness of The Greatest Commandment and The Great Commission as we pursue God’s presence.
“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.” –Acts 2:17
Next Gen Staff
Rev. Zach Coffin
Director of Next Gen Multiplication & Discipleship
Rev. Zach and his wife Rev. Becca Coffin have been in pastoral ministry since the age 19. Through the years he has served as kid’s pastor, student pastor and Next Gen pastor at various sized churches across the country. He and Becca have been married for 10 years and share a deep heart to see the next generation experience a fresh move of God’s presence. They also have two daughters, Annalee (5) and Iyla (2).
Admin. Assistant for Next Gen Multiplication & Discipleship
Christen grew up in South Bend, Ind., and graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in April, 2016. Her previous experience in youth and children’s ministries makes her excited to be a part of helping shape the Next Gen movement at The Wesleyan Church. She was involved in planning and hosting FUSION Youth Conference at Indiana Wesleyan and has a passion to see children and youth of all ages come to Christ through those types of events.