The Next Generation
It’s not the cinematic backdrop of lux lobby furnishings.
“There is a psychosis in the general world of magazine and big ad agencies that fits Mad Men, but there’s no glamour to it,” says Sunshine Gorman, jokingabout how different the television show is from working in an actual advertising and publishing firm. “Being in an ad agency is too hurried to romanticize. In our world, we run on deadlines––with everything being due yesterday.”
With events like the ARCH Leadership Summit and youth-led conferences, we’re in a season in which young adults are being prepared to step into leadership positions across the Messianic movement. Four of these young people share their visions for the upcoming year.
1) What are the top two resolutions that the Messianic community as a whole should aim to achieve in 2016?
2) Why do you think these are important issues to address?
3) How will the Messianic Movement look different once these goals are accomplished?
4) How can the youth play an active role in achieving these goals?
They say that some people were raised by wolves. Well, I was raised by hippies. I was the child with wild hair, thrift store clothes, a big smile and a heart full of fear. My heart wasn’t always full of fear, though. I like to believe that the things that happened to me hardened me. I needed them to toughen me up because I was too sensitive. That’s the way I make peace with it all.
“For our team if the kid’s only outcome was that they had a good time, then this trip would not be counted as a success for us.” This bold statement made by Rabbi Jesse Hutcher of Ayts Chayim Messianic Synagogue in Boca Raton, Florida, set the stage for the youth mission trip that would become a pivotal and life-changing experience in the lives of the teens and young adults on the journey. Almost everything about our culture seems to be driving young people towards a mentality of immediate gratification where “feeling good” and “having fun” are the gauges by which they are conditioned to measure the value of friends, family, things and moments. The goal of the leaders and parents of Ayts Chayim, for their “generation next” was to turn those notions upside down and give their youth an experience of substance that would forever change the way they viewed the world and their role within the Kingdom of God.
For any believer, going to Israel is an amazing experience. For a young Jewish believer, it is a homecoming––to a place their eyes have never seen but that their heart belong to.
www.charismanews.com May 8, 2015 Maoz Israel Staff
Twenty-year-old Shai has a very unusual and wistful sound. And the songs she writes are top of the line! Bottom line, she appeals to youth!
Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue in Tampa, Florida will be holding a youth-led service on Saturday, January 31 beginning at 11 a.m. with special musical guest Hazakim.
www.charismanews.com January 13, 2015 Ron Cantor from Messiah's Mandate
The symbolism is powerful. For eight days in December, we take one candle called the servant candle and light eight other candles. In the same way, Yeshua came as a servant and gave us light.