To be part of a movement goes beyond your own capacity. We have always believed in partnering with those who share the values we hold dear. Each partner in our efforts have been a blessing to the many who have been impacted over the years through Reaching a Generation. With a grateful heart to the Lord we thank every person who have, in some way, been part of this incredible movement we are seeing in our part of the world!
We are first a foremost a ministry, while we believe that God has called us as believers to combat social issues we believe that the very first call that we are to answer is Spiritual hunger. Everything we take part in revolved around the core value that God has called us to make disciples of all Nations.
We believe that Scripture speaks very clearly about taking care of the poor and weak among you. This speaks to a heart of compassion. Our hearts should always be soft to those that not only have physical need - but Spiritual need. It is our job to love every person we encounter and be a compassionate representation of Christ.
This is a two part value for us. Firstly we believe in a ministry that is sustainable on a financial level - meaning that we believe that God has gifted us with tools to use to generate and raise funds that help to keep the ministry working at full capacity without always having to run on donation. Secondly, while we know that this earth is not our permanent home we do believe in doing all we can to help promote sustainability through things like solar energy, teaching farming techniques, and investing in conservation efforts.
As a ministry we believe that success lies in good, healthy, honest and open communication. We understand that our integrity is tied to our communication and the promise of our word. Whether that is within our own team, our families, our friends, our ministry partners or our donors. We believe that God has called us to have healthy relationships, and that starts with communication.
We believe that the family unit is valued highly in scripture. We believe that God intended us to love and cherish our families, and to worship together. Our aim is that our team would be full of healthy families so that we can help raise up and empower healthy family units all around us.
Primarily, we are a children's ministry. We believe that the future of the church lies within the children that will be raised up after us. As a ministry our mandate is to train the influencers in a child's life. While we may not always work with kids directly, we believer that it should be the business of every believe to minister to the children within their influence.
While we trust that God plans always come to light, we believe that He honors our hard work and effort to see those plans to fruition. Scripture speaks of our responsibilities as believers, and how we are called to carry out His work. We are dedicated to see the next generation impacted through His promises and hard work.
We believe that part of our efforts as a ministry should be in long term discipleship. This is more than a short term investment that we make in the lives of current leaders and the next generation - We believe that we are meant to be invested in their lives and their Spiritual growth. Through many different create programmes, we have seen how many people have grown through the years as we have activity engaged with them and continued to disciple them beyond our first trainings or meetings.
Scripture urges us to be respecters of persons. No matter the culture, the race, or the age - We are all children of the God of heaven and earth. We are meant to honor and love one another, and we believe that respect - Whether in the work place or on the ministry field, should be a key value for all believers.
The Bible tells us in Philippians 2:3 that as Christ followers, we should: "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather in humility value others above yourself." We believe that this scripture is a mandate to remember that our lives are of little value if they are not spent loving, supporting, and rallying around people to raise them to new heights above ourselves.
After a time of prayer in the year 2003, God clearly spoke to the hearts of our ministry directors, Jacques and Lizzy van Bommel. He challenged them to help reach those who are not being reached by the traditional Sunday ministry in our country. God challenged them to reach a generation of children, and to concentrate on the influences in their lives.
Jacques and Lizzy took a step of faith, and Reaching a Generation was registered as a non for profit ministry in August of 2003. Since then Reaching a Generation has seen millions of children reached with the Gospel, as well as many effective follow up programmes launched here in Southern Africa. Join us as we are seeing a movement come to life! Children’s lives are being changed, and we believe that they will continue to change the world around them. Reaching a Generation is not just a name, it is a mission! To see a generation reached, so they can reach even further!