Empowered21 is a relational network of global ministries, serving a movement, empowering a generation. Its mission, “Empowered21 will help shape the future of the Global Spirit-empowered movement throughout the world by focusing on crucial issues facing the movement and connecting generations for intergenerational blessing and impartation,” is broached through activities across its 13 regional cabinets – Africa, Afrique-Francophone, America Latina, Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Central & Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East / North Africa, Oceania, USA, USA: Congreso Hispano, and India.
The E21 India regional cabinet has been organizing activities since 2015 to inspire and develop the next generation of leaders in its nation. Their conferences known as “NextGen” conferences bring youth and youth leaders from all over India to experience a move of the Holy Spirit and to find meaningful intergenerational connections, (e.g. of all ages – grandparents, parents, children, grandchildren).
E21 India held their 2015 NextGen conference in Kovalam, Kerala and most recently hosted the 2016 NextGen conference in Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh this past October. Over 400 youths from all over the country participated in the three sessions – Empowering Sessions, Worship Sessions and Recreation Sessions.
The Empowering Sessions encourage the young people to draw near to God, recognize their call, and understand Kingdom principles for living, teach on topics such as Social Media, Purity, and Doctrine and conclude with a time of Q&A where theologians and Christian leaders answered questions raised by youths on fashion, tradition, sexuality, purity, modernity, culture, and other topics.
The Worship Sessions bring the generations together in worship of our Lord, led by various bands such as Revival Band (Shillong), Heavenly Melody (Itarsi), PCG Hoshangabad Choir, and various Qawwali groups.
The final session, Recreation Sessions, featured games, discussions, music that helped youth to connect with teams and participate in activities that helped them understand themselves and each other.
Empowered21 is amping up their activities focused on the next generation of leaders. Look for the E21 Insider in the New Year for stories that you can relate to, activities in your community and free resources such as videos, blogs and music.