The phrase “Head, Heart & Hands” has been used in a number of ways, but for the purpose of our year of resource videos and focus it speaks to the core competencies that form not just the NextGen Leader, but also any leader in ministry.

Head: These competencies focus primarily on the understanding and methods of ministering to NextGen students with a basic understanding of child and adolescent development, as well as spiritual need (development) of each age group.

Heart: These competencies focus primarily on the spiritual and character qualities and the interpersonal relationships of NextGen Leader.

Hands: These competencies focus primarily on the skills and practical “day to day” activities of NextGen ministries within a local church context.

Each resource video will be created to fit within one of these areas.

2016 Videos

In this month’s video, Chad Garrison offers some encouragement and practical steps every leader use when they…

In this month’s resource, NextGen Leaders from all over the Heartland District share their most…

In this month’s video, Kelly Fellows discusses the needs of engaging parents and families by presenting…

In this month’s video, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), David Weis, discusses existing and emerging points…

In this month’s video, Foursquare Chaplain, Jim McGuire, discusses some points and tips on the topic…

In this month’s video, five HDNextGen Practitioners share the the Do’s and Don’ts that have become…

In this month’s video, Daniel A. Brown, PhD breaks down why NextGen ministry is vital to…

In this month’s video, Pastor Josh Smith & Pastor Bill Mouer discusses the importance of and practical…

In this month’s video, Pastor Jim Machen discusses the importance of establishing Relational Boundaries within…

In this month’s video, NextGen Leaders Jameson Werking, Krystle Daulton and Brenton Hill, sit down…


Previously, we released 4-5 videos each quarter as an event that was streamed live. This year we will be releasing a new video once a month that will be available instantly for viewing Online or in the Heartland App. Below is the schedule and the topic for each month this next year.

We are excited for this upcoming year, and our prayer is that Practitioners would continue to help launch you, the leader, further in your ministry!

January 22nd – NextGen Leader Toolbox: Ministry
February 19th – Relational Boundaries
March 18th – Honor
April 22nd – Why NextGen?
May 20th – Do’s and Don’t of NextGen Ministry
June 17th – Grief Counseling
August 19th –Crisis Intervention
September 23rd – Engaging Parents
October 21st –NextGen Leader Toolbox: Events/Games
November 18th – Transitions & Waiting
December 9th – Stewardship in Leadership

Each resource video will be posted on this page, and in the Heartland App on the dates listed above. Be sure to enable push notifications in the Heartland App to be notified when each video goes live!

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