GenerationS Volume 1: How to Grow Your Church Younger and Stronger. The Story of the Kids Who Built a World-Class Church

· Generations Pte Ltd
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About this ebook

This is the story of the kids who built a world-class church — Heart of God Church started as a divine experiment to build a prototype Youth Church. Now it has developed into a proof of concept that Youths can build a STRONG CHURCH. 

GenerationS is a mindset-shifting, heart-changing book that shows you how to raise up generations of young people in your church to build His kingdom.

After over 20 years, this youth church, operated by youths, for youths to reach youths, still has an average age of 22.

“I see a great struggle in the global churches in keeping the young people… At Heart of God Church, things are different. After ministering in the biggest churches and conferences all over the world, what I’ve witnessed at Heart of God Church is unlike anything I have experienced before. What Heart of God Church has wonderfully modelled for us all should not only be applauded and admired; it should also be reproduced everywhere.”

– JOHN BEVERE, International bestselling author The Bait of Satan, Co-Founder, Messenger International

“On my most recent visit, one of my band was so wowed by the environment of the visual/video tech room – where he saw not just one operator at each station, but three... (This) was so impressive – there was one operator, one trainer and one trainee. These were people in their mid to high teens, some as young as 12 or 13... Considering the amount of responsibility a video/visual team carries in a large service, and how much specialised technical skill there is to learn... he was amazed. There was a beautiful trust being placed in these young people... and ultimately it’s the Jesus model of discipleship.”

– MATT REDMAN, Two-time Grammy Award winner, singer-songwriter and worship leader

Bonus #1: Contributors and ‘Inside Stories’

Read 1,000+ word contributions from 13 other contributing writers that provide an ‘inside look’ and 360º view of HOGC.


<li>Director of Global Relations, a Westerner’s perspective on an Asian church</li>

<li>Board member in his 60s, on what older people do in a youth church</li>

<li>Chief of Staff, on what goes on inside the Senior Pastors’ Office</li>

<li>Head of Global Partnerships, on what co-senior pastoring looks like</li>


Bonus #2: Comes with Digital Companion

Go beyond the chapters! Access 100+ bonus content and interactive materials when you scan QR codes from within the book.

Ratings and reviews

68 reviews
Kim Lim
October 27, 2021
Finally got my hands on this book..! The principles and values in this book is gold. Raw, remarkable truths about empowering and leading youths. Having seen and witnessed what's written in this book live over the past few years, it truly shows that God is moving in generations after generations, using young people to change the world! Best part, the Digital Companion brings the words to life! Whichever part of the world you are in reading this book, the DC teleports you to Heart of God Church Singapore!
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Pansiri Tay
October 9, 2021
Do set aside time to read this book because you won't want to put it down!!! In this book are stories. Not about the authors themselves, but about the young people in their church and about God! In this book are principles to practically teach you how to build a strong youth church. You will feel challenged, inspired and equipped to build your church for the cause of GenerationS! A must read for all Christian leaders, pastors, even Christian parents looking to build their children to be on-fire Christians.
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Jasper koh
October 26, 2021
The most engaging book I've ever read. It was so difficult to put a stop whenever I read. Most of the time, I can hear their voices as I read (a plus point when you know the authors' voice). So much wisdoms and insights on how to build GenerationS and Strong Church. The mindset shift, the journey they went through, the empower of youths in Heart Of God Church is so captivating and inspiring.
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About the author

Pastor How and his wife Pastor Lia are founding senior pastors of Heart of God Church Singapore and co-authors of the book GenerationS

They are Gen X-ers who raised Millennial leaders to grow Gen Z leaders to reach Gen Alphas.

Pastor How believes youth are leaders today, not just tomorrow, and has raised up thousands passionate for God. 

He is the visionary, leadership, strategy and organisation guy. His passion and burden is to see Strong GenerationS Churches built, worthy of God’s glory. Pastor How is also a businessman and funder but what matters most to him is being a godly father to GenerationS of young pastors and leaders!

He shares the story of the kids who built a world-class church and how to grow your church younger and stronger on

For more, check out or connect with him on Instagram (, Facebook and Twitter.

Pastor Lia and her husband Pastor How are co-founders, co-senior pastors of Heart of God Church (HOGC) Singapore and co-authors of the book GenerationS

She is a former journalist, preacher, cancer survivor, worship team builder and trainer. This serial discipler has been raising young leaders for more than 20 years. Her life verse is Isaiah 58:12 – “... You shall raise up the foundations of many GenerationS…”

This is only possible because her life message is “GenerationS are Not Replacements. GenerationS are Reinforcements.” 

She shares the story of the kids who built a world-class church and how to grow your church younger and stronger on

For more, check out or connect with her on Instagram (@pastor.lia) and Facebook.

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