What vision can drive us to mobilize, train, and prepare a generation "for such a time as this"?
JESUS is the vision!
David said, "I will declare your Name to all generations and therefore the nations will praise you" (Psalm 145:4). Declaring the Name of Jesus through the generations will result in the nations praising Him.
Biblically, children were included.
When God ordered His people Israel, He placed the children in the family, in the tribes, and in the nations. Children were included in the vision, the plans and the strategy of the people of Israel and in the early church, they were there. The words "everyone," "all the people," "Israelites," "Church of the Lord Jesus Christ," and "the whole nation" include every generation, including the children.
"Church" means every generation.
"Church", therefore, means adults, young people, and children in a small group church.
"For such a time as this."
"The men of Issachar knew the signs of the times, and also what to do" (1 Chronicles 12:32).
Our world is changing rapidly. We must prepare the next generation to be like David and "serve the purpose of God in their generation" (Acts 13:36). God has plans for their generation – we need to be relevant in training and preparing them to be leaders and voices in their generation. We can no longer raise them in a “school environment,” as a Greek education system, with classes, lessons, teachers, and cognitive knowledge. It is time to return to our Biblical roots and see how the Bible really tells us to train, disciple, and bring forth a generation that could be the generation to shout, "COME LORD JESUS!"
It is all about Jesus!