Generation next

Unleash The Missional Power of the Next Generation

Welcome to Generation Next!

Because 34% of GenZ identify as atheist, agnostic, or nonreligious…

On this page you will find innovative ways to not only reach but also empower those that are coming behind you. At Leadership Network we focus on three main categories: Building the future, discipleship and calling.

The challenge is clear: Young people are drawing back from, if not running from church as their predecessors know it. In a day where the next generation sees the church as too judgmental, hypocritical, and more characterized by “moral failures” in leadership than healthy and growing examples of relevant faith, Generation Next is on mission.  

At Generation Next we pride ourselves on being the go-to resource to reach and lead emerging leaders. Below, you will find Articles, Live Interviews, Podcasts, Full Day Summit Experiences, Immersive Learning Communities and more.


    We reject the cliché of "we have never done it that way." Anything short of sin is on the table.


    The next generation are the innovators! Deconstructing what isn't working and pushing hard to find what will.


    Multi-generational learning is a lost art. Together we can learn from each other and lead by humility.


    Globally, the church has so much to offer us in the way of leadership. There are innovators on every continent. We're ready to listen.

Video Series:
Effective Strategies To Build Our Future


This episode unveils the transformative power of intentional mentorship, offering practical insights into bridging generational gaps, nurturing authentic relationships, and equipping the next generation with the tools they need to flourish. Through engaging discussions and real-life examples, discover how to tailor your approach to the unique challenges and aspirations of young individuals, ensuring a legacy of impactful discipleship that resonates far beyond the walls of the Church.
Brought to you by Exponential NEXT and Generation Distinct.

Meet the directors of generation next

Hannah Gronowski Barnett

Hannah Gronowski Barnett, Founder and CEO of Generation Distinct. Generation Distinct has grown to reach leaders all over the world with a vision to use conversations around passion, purpose & justice to bring the next generation into conversations around Jesus, the Gospel & the Great Commission. Speaker, Preacher and Author has always been wired to abolish cultural complacency, unleash lasting justice, and join the wild adventure Jesus invites us all to live. She is a sought after speaker at Leadership Conferences, Churches, College Campuses and Youth Events around the globe. Hannah is also a Profile Speaker for The Women’s Speaker Collective, Host of The Generation Distinct Podcast, Next Generation Director for Leadership Network & Host of the Young Leaders Collective on Faithful.

Hannah’s latest book, Generation Distinct: Discover the Wrong You Were Born to Make Right was released on September 15, 2020.

Aaron Barnett

Aaron Barnett is the Director of Strategy & Partnerships at Generation Distinct where he equips the next generation to discover the wrong they were born to make right and experience who Jesus really is. Together with his wife, Hannah, they are using conversations around Purpose, Passion & Justice to bring the next generation into conversations about Jesus, the Gospel & the Great Commission. Aaron is also a Content Specialist for Exponential and a Director for Generation Next through Leadership Network. Aaron is deeply passionate about the local church and has spent years in Youth Ministry and now invests into churches around the country as a traveling Speaker and Leader.

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