NEXT

Formerly Global Youth & Family Ministries (GYFM)

We’re used to thinking about unreached people groups in missions work. But did you know that youth aged 10 to 30 are the largest unreached people group on earth? This rapidly expanding population of global youth (50% of the world’s population in 2012) share more in common culturally with each other than they do with the cultures of their own parents, largely because of technology and media, as well as parental abandonment.

Reaching this next generation is a critical priority for the global Church. And this is the focus of our Next Team. They’re working to develop youth ministry movements by equipping missionaries, national leaders, and indigenous churches to reach the youth in their communities. They also provide resources, training, and care for Third Culture Kids (TCKs) and their parents.

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Bauserman, Rachel

Rachel Bauserman works with MTW Next in Nagoya, Japan. She seeks to actively engage the emerging generation with the Gospel. She also serves missionary kids across the Asia/Pacific area.

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Baxley, Andrew & Kelly

Andrew and Kelly are helping to reach the next generation in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Cain, Brooks & Riva

Brooks and Riva Cain serve as MTW missionaries in Nagoya, Japan. They are a part of Next, equipping people to reach the next generation for Christ.

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Rebecca Giles

Rebecca serves with Next helping students in transition.

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Graham, Eric & Anna

Eric and Anna Graham serve in Bogota, Colombia working with MTW's local missionaries and youth in the community.

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Larsen, Eric & Rebecca

Eric and Rebecca work with Next among today’s largest unreached people group: the 10/30 window (10 to 30 year-olds).

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Joe & Amanda Lennon

The Lennons are called to minister to the next generation. They serve with Next as bi-vocational missionaries.

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Lupton, Andrew & Laura Kate

The Luptons are establishing a strategic hub for ministry to the Third Culture Community in Latin America.

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Danny & Mary Pat Mitchell

The Mitchells serve with the MTW Next team and have a passion for the next generation.

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Radke, Sean & Lisa

Sean and Lisa are a part of MTW’s Next Asia-Pacific team, based in Japan.

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Sweet, Robbie & Lydia

The Lord called the Sweets to serve in St. Andrews, Scotland, as a part of MTW Next.

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Middle School Youth Director/Pastor
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Reaching the 10/30 Window: The Next Generation

The largest unreached people group in history is emerging today in the 10/30 Window—those between the ages of 10 and 30 worldwide.

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Japanese Student Finds Christ through School

The missionaries involved at her high school invited her to youth group. The ripple effect that had on her family proved to be powerful.

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"Mom, there's something I need to tell you."

He had been a Christian for about a year, but hadn't told his parents. He was struggling with questions like: "why go to church anyway?"

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Pray for Japanese college students wrestling with new faith. Pray that they would have the courage to give their lives to Christ and not fear their family's reaction.

Pray for youth around the world to come to faith, and pray for missionaries who minister to the next generation. Young people often impact their whole familes for Christ.

Pray for our "Next" ministry to those between the ages of 10 to 30 worldwide, arguably the largest unreached people group in history. Pray that young people around the world would find faith in Jesus Christ.