Don’t Drop the Baton!

The most crucial time in the relay race is the baton exchange. How many Olympic runners have lost their race trying to pass the baton to the next runner? The same is true of our passing the responsibility of the gospel to the next generation. Paul spoke clearly of the importance of these issues when he declared to Timothy, “And the things that you’ve heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit to faithful men, who will teach others also.” ( 2 Tim 2:2) This is one area that we must get it right! Dr. Thom Rainer wrote about this recently in the Facts and Trends magazine published by Lifeway. He pointed out that the generation born between 1980 and 1991 is known as the “millennial generation”. According to extensive research, only 15% of these young people are followers of Jesus Christ. We are dropping the baton! We must do better to reach them and equip them. My prayer is that North Central will be a place that properly disciples and equips the next generation to multiply the gospel for years to come! Look for some young person to encourage-some younger believer to disciple!  Don’t drop the baton!