Fighting For A Generation

TribeYouth Awakening

This is war! There is an all-out, full-fledged attack on this generation of young men and women. The reality is that without a genuine awakening to truth and the Holy Spirit, statistics point to only 4% of those born after 1984 being born again believers. Only 4%! Roughly 16% of my generation [born between 1965 and 1983] consider themselves to be born again. Of the generation born between 1946 – 1964, only 35% are deemed to be born again followers of Christ. This generation is currently in charge of American leadership.

Think about it.  Our culture is shaped by morally corrupt movies and television programs, increasingly perverted music, a pornographic invasion on the internet, the legalization of homosexual marriage, the removal of the Ten Commandments from public buildings, and an attempt to take “under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance. Christianity is under attack in the United States and around the world.

The shapers of our modern culture are, for the most part, motivated by the spirit of anti-Christ. It should be obvious to the discerning observer that there is a concerted effort in America to silence voices of truth. We are now living in the time when many call “evil good and good evil: who exchange darkness for light, and light for darkness; who exchange bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” [Isaiah 5:20]

Indeed, we are living in the last days when the Holy Spirit declared, “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall…” [Isaiah 40:30] We see it all around us; the youth of our culture are worn out. They are weary in their minds, and when people become fatigued, they yield more readily to the influence of the culture. I know that there are wonderful exceptions but too many of the youth of today fall into these generalizations. Far too many live without purpose, with very little understanding of the value of life, and with souls that are increasingly being desensitized to the sin which steals, kills and destroys.

Why is the enemy fighting for our children so ferociously? It is because the prophecies concerning this generation terrify him. Haggai declared, “The glory of this latter house will be greater than the former, says the LORD of Hosts.” [Hag. 2:9}  Of course, this prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus entered the Temple, but it will find its ultimate fulfillment as Jesus manifests in this generation. Prophetic words abound expressing God’s desire to display His glory in and through the generation that will herald the return of our Lord! And the enemy knows that God will bring them to pass! It is just a matter of time.

Why is the enemy fighting for our children so ferociously? It is because the prophecies concerning this generation terrify him. Click To Tweet

The enemy does not know everything about the future. He simply cannot accurately predict it. Just look at Job. Satan predicted that Job would curse God, but he was wrong! Hallelujah! He’s wrong about you too! But while the enemy does not know all there is to know about the future, he is a spiritual being and as such is aware of things happening in the spiritual realm. He is mindful of the fact that the spotlight of Heaven is upon this generation! God is in the process of raising a tribe of Josiah’s that will shake the nations and shape their world.

WE must fight for the generation that the enemy is fighting so hard against. How? We combat the devil’s ideas with the truth. There is a generation that is hungry deep in their souls for truth and authenticity. [John 8:31-32] We confront the weariness that is invading our youth like cancer with the joy of the LORD. [Nehemiah 8:10] We face purposelessness that produces hopeless living with the prophetic declaration of the plan of God. [Jeremiah 29:11]

To put it simply, we must make Jesus famous in this generation! Not the Jesus of the world’s design or the Jesus created in the image of religious men and women but the real authentic Jesus of the Bible. He loves children, and He longs to release every boy and girl into the fullness of His design.

We must make Jesus famous in this generation! Click To Tweet

I am calling on you to join us in turning the tide of the predicted statistic. We declare that it will not be a pitiful number of 4% who truly know Jesus in this upcoming generation. NO! We declare that this generation is awakening and will be saved! JOIN us in getting your young people to Camp Tribe this year! It will be life changing for them! And please pray about joining us in becoming a Tribe Ambassador to partner with us in doing our part in the Awakening!


TribeYouth Awakening

“WAKE UP!” Stop it with the snooze button! The last thing our generation needs now is a sleeping church. It is time to “Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty….” [Joel 3:9] This generation waits in desperate need for the awakening of the mighty men and women of God! On every hand we see society collapsing. Real family values are crumbling, and perversion is extolled as virtuous. The nations of this world are in trouble. We are living in the time of Isaiah’s prophecy, “For behold the darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people…” [See Isaiah 60:1-3] The Apostle Paul spoke of these days, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.” [2 Timothy 3:1] The days are fierce and becoming fiercer. Violence is the go to now for those who do not get what they want. Rioting is becoming the new normal with loud outcries drowning out the voice of wisdom. These are indeed times of great stress; hard to deal with and hard to bear. But in these increasingly dark days, there is hope.

This generation waits in desperate need for the awakening of the mighty men and women of God! Click To Tweet

The AWAKENING is here. There is a remnant that will display the glory of God in this generation! The shaking of the economic, political, educational, social and religious systems of the last few years is serving to wake us out of slumber. The Lord is increasing HIS light of revelation in us to help us shake ourselves, get up and move into the fullness of destiny. He declares, “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.” [Isaiah 60:1] He raises His powerful voice to shake, to divide, to break, and to cause to give birth. “The God of glory thunders…the voice of the Lord is powerful…” [See Psalm 29]

His chosen respond, “Yes Lord!” Like the young daughter of Jairus, this generation is responding to the voice of Jesus and awakening from the sleep of death. We are awakening to a greater understanding of who He is and who we are in Him. This awakening is not just about personal freedom and prosperity but to usefulness in the plan of God to be a conduit of His blessing to others.

This summer’s Camp Tribe will be a powerful witness to the current move of God Click To Tweet

America and the nations of the earth are about to hear the clear roar of Judah’s Lion through His chosen vessels. “Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those who hate Him flee before Him.” (Psalm 68:1) This summer’s Camp Tribe will be a powerful witness to the current move of God. YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS this opportunity! GET your youth registered today! All who come to this year’s camp will receive something powerful from the Lord. Testimonies will abound! The awakening is here, and Camp Tribe is part of what God is doing in these days! The JOSIAH TRIBE is awakening!

There is still time to get registered! Whatever it takes – make it happen and let’s see what God will do! Watch the videos, click the link and get in on the Tribe Awakening:


Would You Please Consider Helping Us Help This Generation?

Fun. Friends. Fire. #CampTRIBE

TribeYouth Awakening

If you were to ask us what three words best describe #CampTRIBE we’d say FUN. FRIENDS. FIRE.


For too long this generation has looked at the church as a stale, lifeless organization. It’s time we show them what this life in Christ is all about. As a Christian, if you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong. Here’s a glimpse into the kind of fun we have at #CampTRIBE:


We all have a deep desire in our heart to belong. It’s how we were created. So as a camp, that’s what we’re all about. We’re a TRIBE for everyone. Every race, every background, every walk of life, with one singular mission – to truly know Jesus and make Him known. You’ve got to join us this summer!


Restless and weary of the status quo, this generation is hungry to encounter the living God. Isn’t it time we introduce them to the Jesus that still heals the sick and raises the dead? Isn’t it time we introduce a dying world to the one true living King? At #CampTRIBE we seek to cultivate an atmosphere of fire where kids and teens of all ages encounter Jesus in a tangible way that marks their life forever. Click the image below to learn more today!

Why Did We Change the Camp Name?

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Twenty-seventeen is an incredible and pivotal year. I will be celebrating the 20th year anniversary of leading youth camp. It is hard to believe that nearly two decades have passed, but indeed time waits on none of us! The past 19 years are in the history books. Great memories! Great moves of God! Great friendships! Thousands of young men and women influenced and impacted. Margie and I are humbled and awed by the testimonies of how camp has changed so many hearts and lives. A significant number of those who have attended are now married and have children of their own.

Wow! Little did I imagine in 1997 that I would still be leading this annual gathering of young believers in 2017, but I am honored to do so. As we kick off the third decade, we do so with renewed vision and vigor. We are thankful for our past partners [associations, churches, and individuals] who have helped us do God’s will up to this point. And we are overflowing with words of appreciation for those who are still with us after all these years and new friends with whom the Lord is connecting us now!

The need for a camp like ours is greater now than at any other time in our history. We cannot, and we will not pull away from the need to reach this generation with the truth and the power of Jesus Christ! Camp and conferences aren’t just something we want to do; these God-ordained events are something we must do! God has assembled around us a fantastic team of both seasoned leaders and gifted upcoming leader to eternally influence and impact this generation. I stand in awe.

Youth camp and conferences aren’t just something we want to do; we must do them! Click To Tweet

This is our season to UPGRADE! As we move into our third decade, we celebrate what was and anticipate greater to come. This new season demands a new name! Youth Ablaze speaks of what the Lord accomplished these past 20 years: THE JOSIAH TRIBE speaks of fresh fire, fresh glory and a fresh passion for God, revealed now and in the years to come. Yes, this is the time for the Josiah Generation’s to rise up.!

This new season demands a new name! Tribe speaks of the glory revealed... Click To Tweet

So why Tribe? Acts 4 records the story of two early leaders in the church who were threatened by the religious officials to never preach again in the Name of Jesus. After the attempt of intimidation, the disciples returned to their “own.” Translators differ on the word they use to follow “own” as recorded in Acts 4:23. Some chose “company,” others chose “companions,” still others chose “friends.” From my study, I believe it could best be translated, tribe. They returned to their tribe.

This JOSIAH TRIBE is a company, a group of people, who may not all be of the same race, but we all value relationship. We are made up of males and females, but we all worship the same and only true God. We may not be persuaded about the same styles, but we all share the same purpose. We are not all of the same denomination, but we all share the same desire and destiny. We are THE JOSIAH TRIBE – chosen by God to lead a great awakening in our generation. We are not satisfied with the status quo in the world or the church. We are called to be reformers, restorers, and revivalists. We are raising up the 21st-century JESUS TRIBE!
We are the Josiah Tribe - chosen by God to lead a great awakening in our generation. Click To Tweet

In the previous 19 years of camp, great happenings have occurred, but I believe the 20th year marks an era that will cause the past to pale in comparison. The times in which we live demand it. We are going for it! I pray you will join us by getting your young people and yourself into the anointed atmosphere of Camp Tribe this summer! [Click the Camp Tribe box above for more info.]
We are also needing adults, businesses, churches, etc. who will catch the vision and become TRIBE Ambassadors helping us make up the difference between the registration fees (we keep them ridiculously low for all we offer) and the total expenses! To partner with Camp Tribe click HERE.  Thank you for your generosity!

We are raising up the 21st-century JESUS TRIBE!

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