When discussing what WonGeneration does, we often ask the question, “If you could do one thing in your community (local or global) to make a positive impact or change, what would you do?”.
Is there a ministry or organization already doing what was described in the answer to the previous question, and if so, can we help you get connected? We are not looking to reinvent the wheel but rather support the Kingdom. If a solid organization is meeting the needs you are looking to fulfill, it may make sense to align yourself with them or join their group. If not, then perhaps it is time to start a new ministry (under WonGeneration).
Coming out of the ‘Connection’ phase is a realization of a vision. As each vision is unique to the individual person and ministry, the ‘next steps’ will look a little different for each ministry. These steps allow time to see if there is a “fit” between WonGeneration and the potential new ministry. We ask that both entities spend some time in prayer. We want the ministry leaders to know that what God has placed on their heart is important and that they don’t have to have all of the answers. They have to be willing to work in the direction that God leads. In addition, this phase also determines what role and participation (if any) WonGeneration will take in the new ministry. This level varies depending on the discretion of the ministry leader(s). WonGeneration’s involvement is determined by the desire of the ministry. It is not the role or goal of WonGeneration to manage or micromanage a ministry. But rather, come alongside the ministry.
We ask the ministry leader(s) to write to WonGeneration with more information regarding the goals, objectives, methods, and history of the ministry. To make sure the new ministry is in keeping with the direction of WonGeneration, the information goes to the WonGeneration Board of Directors, who analyze and discuss the ministry in great detail. They may ask for the ministry leader to attend a meeting with the Board so there can be some additional discussion before a vote is made by the Board to integrate the new ministry with WonGeneration.
We want to be an encouragement to this new ministry by being a part of the team as needed. Whether it is helping with ideas, strategy, materials development, website development, business cards, logos, fundraising ideas, or developing the “story” of the ministry. We want to help overcome any challenges these ministries may face. Ministries have further encouragement knowing that there is a family (or network) of ministries with locations on multiple continents that are praying for them and ready to help/support them as situations arise.