Local Church | Student Movement
The relentless love and grace of God has compelled us to start Generation Students as a branch of Generation Church.
Generation Church exists to passionately spread the good news of God for the joy of all generations and the global fame of Jesus. We are a new church in South County for the people of South County. The University of Rhode Island is in the heart of South County and we love this University.
With Generation Students, we believe the URI community goes beyond just the campus. We’re a local church who desires to see a movement of URI students be open to faith in God, be engaged with the good news of Jesus and have more opportunities to practice and wrestle with their faith in the company of multiple generations. This consists of a diverse group of local and international students, alumni, faculty and our South County neighbors. With this diverse environment we believe we can help today’s students flourish in the academic, social, and spiritual aspects of their college years and beyond as followers of Jesus.
We celebrate what God has been doing through the decades and generations at URI. More recently we celebrate how the fame of Jesus is spreading through various faith communities. We dream of a generation of students not merely joining another community or competing with other ministries but rather, students stepping into the movement of Jesus on their campus as the people of God through the local church.
Every year over 4,000 freshman arrive at the University of Rhode Island and statistically not even 100 freshman students will be engaged with the Gospel or commit to a faith community. This isn’t even including the remaining 10,000 plus students that make up URI. God is at work already at URI but there is still an overwhelming urgency to want to see more students connected with the local church and reached with the greatest news in world through the person and work of Jesus.
We are beyond excited to see how students live’s will be transformed by Jesus and how missionaries will be made in the days ahead. Missionaries who will be placed here in our home state of Rhode Island and others who will travel to the ends of the earth spreading the global fame of Jesus.
The movement of Jesus began at the University of Rhode Island generations before us and will continue for generations to come in South County. We’re simply stepping into the movement of Jesus in our generation.