The Next Generation

The Next GenerationNow also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.  —Ps. 71:18

In July, I celebrated my 16th year as an employee of Outpost Ministries. I’ve been here almost 20 years, if you include my time as a client. Wow, how things have changed—not just culturally, but Outpost itself. By God’s grace, we have grown tremendously.  When I started, there were three of us on staff. Now we have ten! Our programing has increased from two weekly classes/support groups to five. We have added a House of Prayer in the spirit of Luke 18 to add to our spiritual protection. And we have developed seminars and conferences to train up the Body of Christ to deal with issues of sexuality and gender identity. God has been good to Outpost and to me. As I look back, it is with much gratitude in my heart.

Now it is time to look ahead to the next generation.  Over these past 16 years, I have had the opportunity to minister to many young people—several of whom are now married with children. Student ministry continues to be a large part of what I do here at Outpost. When I think of the high school students I meet with regularly and the challenges they face, I am sobered.  It is now harder than ever to walk away from unwanted same-sex attractions because of cultural normalization and because of the many churches that have acquiesced to the issue. And yet these young people are STILL CHOOSING TO PURSUE FREEDOM!

After all these years, my calling has never been more sure:  to see a generation raised up in God’s love and power. Like David, I desire to declare the strength and power of the Lord to this generation and the one to come.

As always I thank you for your partnership with us at Outpost.  We can’t do this important work without you.  As the summer winds down, would you consider giving a special donation to help us through some of the typically leaner months in the giving year?  DONATE NOW


About Nate Oyloe

Nate Oyloe was formerly Outpost's Director and Senior Pastor of the Twin Cities Justice House of Prayer.