In The Gap exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and to equip upcoming generations to pursue moral excellence, whole-heartedly stand for what is right, and to become positive role models who will transform our community, state, and nation for generations to come.
Hands of the Future
“When a boy or girl thrusts their small hand into yours, it may be smeared with chocolate ice cream or grimy from petting a dog; and there may be a wart under the right thumb or a bandage around a little finger. But the most important thing about his hands is that they are the hands of the future. These hands are the hands that someday may hold a Bible or a Colt revolver; play the church piano or spin a gambling wheel; gently dress a leper’s wound, or tremble wretchedly, uncontrolled because of an alcoholic mind. Right now that hand is reaching out for YOURS. It asks for help and guidance. It represents a full-fledged personality in miniature to be respected as a separate individual whose day-by-day growth in Christian adulthood is your responsibility.”
Our desire is that the children we work with will see Christ not only in our words, but in our every-day actions. By teaching character lessons and actively sharing Christ in after school clubs, we want to equip upcoming generations to pursue moral excellence, whole-heartedly stand for what is right, and to become positive role models. This nation’s next generation of leaders and officials are being cultured right now. We want to teach them to stand on a foundation of truth, to think with reason, and make choices that are going to positively transform our community, state, and nation for generations to come.