When you are ready to start, meet with other young people interested in this ministry, and pray together, seeking the will and timing of God. This group should seek the Lord to know His plan and His vision for reaching the young people in your community and how He wants to meet their various needs. “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Prov. 29:18)
Choose two or three people to serve as leaders that will oversee the group’s activities.
- One serves as leader, with one or two co-leaders.
- Because one of the ways God has always used the Aglow ministry is to introduce women and men to the person of the Holy Spirit and His power, it is important that the leaders are filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
- The responsibilities of the group should be equally divided between each leader.
- Empower members to be active by giving them ownership in your group as they start regularly attending.
Complete the Aglow Generation’s Affiliation and Leadership Questionnaire Forms
- Each Generations leader should carefully read the leadership form before answering the questions.
- Each Generations leader in the US must fill out a Background Check Authorization Form if their group will work in any way with minors. All leaders over 18 years of age working with kids or teen groups or planning outreaches to kids and teens will have a background check. Because of the day we live in, we believe it is our responsibility in caring for children and teens to seek adult leaders or workers who will provide healthy, safe, and nurturing relationships. Adults who have been convicted of either child sexual or physical abuse must not be allowed to volunteer in any Aglow sponsored activity or program for children. Adult volunteers should make sure that they are never alone with a single child or teen, another adult or child must be present. This is a protection for you.
- Choose a male or female Pastor or Christian layman/woman as your advisor, and have him complete the appropriate area on the form. For help selecting an advisor, contact your Area Team.
- Once your affiliation/charter is issued, your group information will be sent to your Area Team. Outside the United States your Aglow National Leaders and Generations National Coordinator will receive your information.
What is the role of an Aglow Generations Advisor?
An Advisor is a male or female pastor or Christian layman/woman who:
- Knows you and your character.
- Has spiritual maturity and can give you insight when needed.
- Provides perspective and advice on questions the group may have on things such as doctrinal issues, conflicts, or difficult situations that may arise within the group.
- Is available to advise, not lead the Generations Group.
- Understands and respects the fact that Aglow is interdenominational
- May serve more than one Generations Group, if necessary.
- May be called upon to counsel women/men referred by the leader(s).
- Reviews and signs the Aglow Generations leadership form(s).
The leadership team members need to become members of Aglow International in their nation. Membership takes the form of Global Partnership.
- What is a Global Partner? An Aglow Global Partner is a woman, man, or teen whose heart has been touched with the vision, plans, and purposes on God’s heart that are to be accomplished by Aglow International. Global Partnership represents a deliberate response to acknowledge the call God has placed on your life to be a part of the work of Aglow. Global Partnership has an annual gift of $40.
- If you are not yet a Global Partner, click on Global Partnership on the www.aglow.org website.
Who does a Generations Group relate to for leadership?
- If your region or nation has a Generations Regional/National Coordinator, you should communicate with her/him. If there is not yet a Generations leader in your Region or Nation, then you will communicate with your National Leadership in your nation or in the US you will communicate with your Aglow Area Team.
- If your country does not have a national Aglow leader, you should contact Worldwide Fellowships - International directly at:
P. O. Box 1749
Edmonds, Washington 98020, USA
- It is very important that you maintain communication with your Generations Coordinator, Regional Director, Area Team, National Leadership, or the Generations Department at headquarters, updating them in a timely manner of your activities, successes and any problems you may be experiencing. These relationships will bring you prayer support, mentorship, accountability, and friendships to walk with you through the joys and struggles of this leadership position.
How does an Aglow Generations Group handle its finances? Upon affiliation in the U.S., you will receive an Employee Identification Number (EIN) to open a bank account for your funds. If your group is not collecting funds, you do not need a group bank account.
- If you open a bank account; you will be responsible to provide a financial statement each year to your U.S. Regional Director or to your National President.
- We ask that U.S. Aglow groups collective tithe be sent to the Worldwide Headquarters to help further the work of the ministry around the world.
For Generations groups outside the U.S., please send your tithes to the next level of leadership in your nation, to help further the work of the ministry in your nation.