Joshua Generation is a dynamic ministry designed to equip youth to know God and make Him known.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” - Isaiah 43:19
For the past 26 years, Joshua Generation has been impacting the lives of young people!! As culture has changed throughout the years, we have been adapting to bring more relevant content to prepare this new era of young people for what God is doing on the earth. Joshua Generation is a 2-week summer outreach for 12-17-year-olds, who want to take time out of their vacation, away from their phones to fully focus their time on knowing and learning more about God, His plan for their lives, and how to make His name known.
This two-week program is broken up into a Bootcamp portion and an outreach portion. During Bootcamp, the students have daily classes on different aspects of God. They learn things like how to have and maintain their own personal quiet times, what their prayer lives can look like, daily and nightly spirit-led worship times, and how to evangelize to a stranger. They also have time set aside during the day where they are taught dance and a drama to use as tools for the outreach portion of the program!
During the outreach, the students are broken up into four teams and sent to different locations around the NorthEast to share the gospel using the tools (street evangelism techniques, dance, drama, etc.) given to them during Bootcamp!
Something we have all experienced after an incredible conference, youth group camps, etc, is this contagious high that we all feel being surrounded by so many other people that are just hype on God, worship, and everything happening during the time! You feel as close to God as ever and you say to yourself, "there’s no way I will go without days of not picking up my Bible! I’m gonna be knee-deep in that every day!" Then you go back to your daily life and rejoin a community where you’re the only one that just had this amazing experience. No one else wants to hear about it, and you forget all about what God just did in you, and your bible slowly collects dust. This is a culture that we are wanting to change!
We have seen that teens need three essential things in their lives:
An intimate personal relationship with God
Christian friends who will stand with them and support them in their journey to know the Lord
The experience of having God use them and reach others through their words and lives
Joshua Generation 2021 - YWAM Pittsburgh, Boston, and Philadelphia will join together for Joshua Generation at our base here in Philadelphia!
All applications will be processed through YWAM Boston at ywamboston.org/joshuageneration
Please contact us with any questions!