This past August we tried something new in the NextGen department. We know that it is becoming harder and harder to connect with junior highs or youth groups in churches. They don't feel comfortable, or they're scared of the transition. This year we decided to have the Gr.5 sleepover and intentionally create moments of fellowship, community and a call to action. These moments were specifically made to challenge our grade fives going into grade six to make their faith their own. We had tons of fun, lots of candy, lots of laughs, no sleep and lots of very intentional conversations. Coming out of that night our grade five students created friendships that will follow them throughout their high school days. We also instilled the importance and ability that each of them had in drawing closer to God. With that, four of those students made the decision to follow Jesus for the rest of their life.