MAKE A FRIEND AT FAMILY NIGHT
Each week, Next Generation Ministries works with our partner church, Resurrection Life, for a Community Family Night. Family Night is a year-round bridge between the school ministry, neighborhood, and the congregation. In the summer, we take it outdoors with dinner or snacks, children’s activities, music, testimonies, and a clothing bank.
Tiesha Haughton, a member of the community and Resurrection Life Church, agrees that Family Night is an effective way to connect neighbors to the church. Ten years ago, she enrolled her daughter in Spring Garden Academy, and she started attending Family Nights. “Over time, I wanted to learn more about God and how to serve him,” she explains. She decided she wanted to be part of a church that serves their community in this manner, and she committed her life to the Lord.
Are you or your team called to demonstrate God’s love in very practical ways? Visit us for Family Night. Flip some burgers, toss a bean bag, and make a new friend in Jesus’ name. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-226-1000 for more details or to try your hand at volunteering. You can also sign up through our website. We can’t do it without you!
John Garges has joined the Next Generation Ministries team as a summer college intern.
John has worked in our after school and summer camp, participated in Vacation Bible school events, helped lead our youth interns on a missions trip to Pittsburgh, and is learning how to live and minister in the city.
In August, John returns for his final year at Eastern University as a Youth Ministry & Psychology major. He hopes to return to Philadelphia to minister when he graduates.
“I’m thankful to be a part [of the NGM team], to see Philadelphia, and to get to know the people in the community. There’s a lot of work to do, but the people are so great, they make it easy to come in everyday to do the work.”