Phase Family Learning Center

12150 Morris Rd

Alpharetta, GA 30005


Price| $279

Leading NextGen isn’t easy.

Leading a successful children’s or youth ministry takes a rare talent, but leading everything from infants through high school requires an entirely different set of skills…


A NextGen Pastor is the person who oversees all ministry from babies through High School. This is the person who leads staff, budget, and programs for everything under adult ministries. If NextGen Pastor isn’t your official title, that’s okay. We have youth pastors who also oversee the children’s ministry or discipleship pastors who oversee kids and teenagers. It’s more about the function than the title.

Nope. NEXT is an invite-only, limited event. There just isn’t enough room and we hope to have as many different churches represented as possible. We also try to create a safe environment where NextGen leaders can talk openly about their experiences, something that’s harder to do when they have fellow staff with them.

Accommodations are on your own. We will provide a few hotel options with a special room block price and some NEXT particiapnts connect and share rooms. After you register, you’ll be added to a NEXT Facebook group where you can reach out to others. Dinner will be provided on Monday (January 27th) and lunch will be provided on Tuesday (January 28th). Dinner on Tuesday (January 28th) is on your own, but you are encouraged to utilize dinner for further ministry conversations.

NEXT begins with dinner at 5:30 PM on Monday, January 27th in Alpharetta, GA. If you’ve been to Atlanta, you’ve noticed that there’s a little bit of traffic. If you’re arriving by flight, plan to land no later than 2-3 PM and you’ll make it in time. Earlier is better!

NEXT will end just before lunch on Wednesday, January 29th. If you’re catching a flight out of town, book any flight after 3-4 PM and you should make it in time. Later is better!

For years, NextGen Pastors led in isolation, rarely meeting someone who had the same job as them. With no resources or community, leading in NextGen involved a lot of experimentation and trial and error. But that doesn’t have to be your experience anymore.
The NextGen tribe of leaders is strong and growing. Best practices and effective ideas are readily available. The collective community of NextGen and Family Ministry Pastors is now well-connected and helpful. 2019 is an amazing time to be a NextGen Leader!
NEXT is the first (established in 2015) and only annual gathering of NextGen and Family Ministry Pastors from all over the US and Canada. It is an invite-only gathering of those who pioneered the role, leading critical conversations for hundreds of NextGen Pastors learning how to best lead those who are investing in the next generation.
Attendees will experience powerful content, conversations, and ideas at NEXT. However, the best part of this event is the network of like-minded participants. Conversations will begin at NEXT and continue for weeks and months. When challenges and opportunities arise in subsequent months, attendees will have a network of peers and mentors ready to offer help and encouragement.
NEXT is the most strategic and important gathering every NextGen Pastor needs to attend.