“Why do you look for the living among the dead?” He. Is. Risen! 🙌
Leaders are made, not born. Generation Joshua is dedicated to train students across America to be wise leaders and equipped citizens whatever their path.
Generation Joshua is a 501(c)4 member organization and works with the HSLDA-Political Action Committee. This allows Generation Joshua to conduct non-partisan educational activities while also being able to participate actively in the election process through the HSLDA-PAC. Generation Joshua was founded in 2003 by the Home School Legal Defense Association, HSLDA President Mike Smith, and HSLDA Chairman Mike Farris. Joel Grewe is the Director.
Leaders are made, not born. Generation Joshua is dedicated to train students across America to be wise leaders and equipped citizens whatever their path. The vision of Generation Joshua is to assist parents in raising up the next generation of Christian leaders and citizens equipped to influence the political process today and tomorrow. Generation Joshua is a division of HSLDA (www.hslda.org).
Mission: The vision of Generation Joshua is to assist parents in raising up the next generation of Christian leaders and citizens equipped to influence the political process today and tomorrow.
“Why do you look for the living among the dead?” He. Is. Risen! 🙌
Announcing our first event you can participate in from wherever you are #socialdistancing!
Learn to preserve your freedom at the Youth Leadership Webinar (YLW) with Generation Joshua and the Leadership Institute, featuring our very own Joel Grewe and Jeremiah Lorrig. Register now! https://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Training/school.cfm?schoolID=48350
Happy Tuesday, everybody! Here’s an iGovern memory from Josiah— one of our EPIC interns. Register for iGovern 2020 before April 6 for our $50 Early Bird Discount, and tell us your favorite camp memory in the comments!
*NOTE* We understand that it can feel strange to make summer plans right now. But we want you to register with confidence— here’s why: While we’re optimistic that iGovern 2020 will be able to continue as planned, we are monitoring coronavirus updates from health and government officials. If iGovern had to be cancelled to uphold our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students, everyone would receive full refunds- including deposits. So claim your spot today and get ready to make new memories at iGovern 2020!! #iGovern #GenJ #Leadership
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! These words seem extra fitting for the current atmosphere. Even while many of us are having our routines significantly changed or disrupted, we can still find ways to be the hands and feet of Christ. And His peace and comfort in our lives is not restricted in the slightest by location or mobility. We love you all!
We spent our weekend with these amazing “UN Ambassadors” at our iNegotiate government intensive in North Dakota (🥶🥶). What was the highlight of your weekend?
Sometimes just seeing these iconic places with your own eyes can ignite hope and passion for our country’s future. What are your dreams for America? @ Lincoln Memorial
Beginning-of-camp reunions contain approximately ALL the feels. Who are you counting down the days to see at iGovern checkin this year? (Or who will you miss seeing the most? 😥) #iGovern
What is the best moment you've ever witnessed at an iGovern press conference?
In a nation filled with political turmoil, make sure your student understands what it means to be an informed and engaged American citizen. Register for iCitizen Live and learn about the Bill of Rights, American diplomacy, and the branches of government from a Christian worldview! https://academy.hslda.org/icitizen-live
Do you know the next GenJ team member? We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 GenJ summer internship. We are looking for young adults over 19 who have a heart for ministry, a strong work ethic, and who enjoy collaborating on a team to reach big goals. The internship runs from May 13—August 10, and it takes place at our national headquarters in Purcellville, Virginia.
Go here to apply: https://generationjoshua.org/GenJ/programs/leadership-corps.
Register for iGovern 2020 before Monday to receive a $75 Early Bird discount! We have 3 weeks of camp and 2 locations to choose from, so we're giving you lots of options.
That's because we think you (or the high school student in your life) will love this camp experience so much that it might just be the highlight of your summer. So check out the locations at: https://hsldaaction.org/GenJ/programs/igovern-leadership-camps and register before the weekend is over.
(You can register at 11:00 p.m. Sunday night for all we care--we just don't want you to miss that $75 savings if you don't have to.) Let us know if you have any questions, and we'll see you at camp!
Registration is open for 2020 iGovern Leadership Camps! Register before February 3 for a $75 Early Bird Discount. More info here: https://hsldaaction.org/GenJ/programs/igovern-leadership-camps.
Generation Joshua is proud to sponsor the 2020 March for Life in Washington, D.C.! Will we see you there?
Our office may have been empty today, but our hearts and minds are full as we reflect upon the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We must continue that work by being champions for justice in our nation. We must speak up for the oppressed, work to elect leaders of strong character, and examine our own hearts and communities for strongholds of racism, prejudice, or injustice of any kind.
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal." This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let us remember these historic words he proclaimed in his fight to bring equality to all men.
Pro-life voices, like Alveda King and Christina Bennett, continue the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. as they work to ensure all people, born and pre-born, are seen with dignity and equality.
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Happy New Year!! 🥳✨
Merry Christmas! Wherever this Christmas season finds you, may today be a reminder of the hope that was kindled when Eternity collided into planet Earth and the baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The small child in the dark night; a gleam of light in the gloom of sin and despair.
We truly hope this holiday season has been joyful for you. But we know that for many people, it’s been full of challenges and heartache. And for most of us, it’s been a mixture of both. That’s okay. In fact, it’s exactly why we celebrate Christmas.
As the carol “O Holy Night” says, “Long lay the world in sin and error pining, ‘til He appeared, and the soul felt its worth.”
Jesus didn’t come because we had curated the perfect Christmas Facebook feed or completed every craft on Pinterest with a Hallmark-worthy harmony around the kitchen table. He came because the world—each one of us—needed a Savior. That’s a gift that brings life in the joy and in the dark. May we all experience the blessing of a relationship with Jesus—the one who entered this messy world over 2,000 years ago.
“And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” -Luke 2: 10-12 ESV
Merry Christmas from Generation Joshua!
(Where/how are you celebrating today?)🎄🎁❄️
See? GenJ students aren’t the only ones to include Wakanda in official government publications. #WakandaForever
Officials say it was an error to add the fictional nation from Black Panther to the list.
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266,000 😲 Anyone thinking about picking up a seasonal job for the holidays?
BREAKING: U.S. hiring surged in November, as the economy added 266,000 jobs, far exceeding the estimate of 180,000 from economists.
This is Alessandra and she is #Thankful4GenJ because it has taught her the importance of being involved and standing for truth.
If you’re looking for a worthy cause to support this #GivingTuesday, we think you’ll experience a lot of joy by investing in future leaders like Alessandra through Generation Joshua. We’re in this together 🤝
Go here to get involved: https://hsldaaction.org/GenJ/support/donate
This is Luke, and he is #Thankful4GenJ because of the community of people dedicated to learning and growing together.
If you are thankful for the work of GenJ, head over to https://hsldaaction.org/GenJ/support/donate and join our team of Giving Tuesday supporters! #GenJ #GivingTuesday
GenJ wouldn't exist without the heroic support of our donors, members, and volunteers. Make a tax-deductible donation today by going here: https://hsldaaction.org/GenJ/support/donate.
We are grateful to be in this together.
"They've taught me the important lesson of no matter how crazy life may seem.. to always stay anchored to Jesus and to always chase after His truth."
This is Shaohannah and this is why she is #Thankful4GenJ.
Many #Thankful4GenJ videos have mentioned friendships, but this is the first one to actually feature a GenJ friendship in the video! Watch the clip to learn how GenJ has made an impact in their lives. Josh and Ben are veteran Student Action Team volunteers and highly involved at iGovern Leadership Camps.
In addition to the many subjects covered and lessons learned, each of these events is structured to create an environment for friendships to be clutivated and strengthened.
Today is #GivingTuesday and we would be honered if you would partner with us in equipping the next generation of citizens and leaders.
You can make a tax-deductable donation here: https://hsldaaction.org/GenJ/support/donate
So many of your #Thankful4GenJ stories have involved your experiences at iGovern Leadership Camps. So we decided to add to the excitement by opening registration for iGovern 2020!! You will get the lowest possible price by registering now. Go here to grab your spot: https://hsldaaction.org/GenJ/programs/igovern-leadership-camps.
(And stay tuned for more #Thankful4GenJ stories and Giving Tuesday fun!)
Emma is #Thankful4GenJ because it has given her opportunities to step outside her comfort zone and learn about the political process.
This type of empowerment is what we are committed to providing at GenJ. When you partner with us through prayer and financial support, you are making stories like this one possible.
Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday and we humbly invite you to impact the stories of thousands of GenJ students by making a tax-deductible donation.
Learn more here: https://hsldaaction.org/GenJ/support/donate.
As a student, Morgan was involved with GenJ as a member, iGovern Vice President, and much more. When she graduated, she became one of our summer interns so that she could give back to the program that had given her so much.
We love stories like these, and we thought you would want to hear about them too. If you are #Thankful4GenJ, then we invite you to be part of our #GivingTuesday initiative.
You can partner with us here: https://hsldaaction.org/GenJ/support/donate
We are still receiving these amazing #Thankful4GenJ stories and we think you will be as encouraged by them as we are!
Issaac from South Carolina was particularly impacted by the friendships he found in the GenJ students and staff. Watch this clip to hear about it in his own words.
If you’d like to help us reach even more students in the coming year, would you consider making a tax-deductible gift today or tomorrow during Giving Tuesday? GenJ would not exist without the support of our generous donors and every gift (from the smallest to the largest) has a tangible impact in the lives of our students.
You can learn more here: https://hsldaaction.org/GenJ/support/donate
Things we’re thankful for:
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at GenJ!
Micah from NY is thankful for the friendships and training he has gained through GenJ.
🍁 This week, we are celebrating your #Thankful4GenJ stories. GenJ wouldn’t exist without the support and contributions of our donors, members, and volunteers. So this week (and every week!) we are thankful for you! 🍁
As we enter the week of Thanksgiving, some of our GenJ students are sharing why they are #Thankful4GenJ! Joy was impacted by the friendships she made and the chapel times at iGovern camps.
Are you thankful for the impact of GenJ in your story? We'd love to hear about it! Comment below or send an email to [email protected].
Abigail is from Maui, Hawaii. Over the years, she has been involved with GenJ as a local member, an iGovern camper, and is currently a member of the first class of the GenJ Leadership Academy! Today she is sharing why she is #Thankful4GenJ.
GenJ wouldn't exist without the support of our donors, members, and volunteers. Every time we celebrate the impact of GenJ, we are celebrating YOU! Thanks for choosing to partner with us to accomplish the mission of equipping and empowering young leaders.
(We think we make a pretty great team.)
Jacob has been involved in many GenJ events and was elected President of the United States at iGovern East in 2018! Since then, he has stepped up to impactful leadership inside simulations and out in the real world.
When we get videos like these, we can’t keep them to ourselves. GenJ wouldn’t exist without the support of our donors, members, and volunteers. We’re in this together, and we love sharing these glimpses of the impact your gift/involvement/service is having. #Thankful4GenJ
"It's taught me that it's not always going to be easy... but to never give up fighting for what I believe in."
The work of Generation Joshua would not be possible without people like you becoming members, donors, and volunteers.
When you support Generation Joshua, you are investing in the future of our nation by empowering students like Sereenah to stand up for what they believe in.
Stay tuned as we share more of these videos throughout the month of November. If you'd like to share your #Thankful4GenJ story, just send a 15 second video to [email protected]. You might be featured here!
GenJ wouldn’t exist without the support, prayers, and encouragement of friends from all around the country! All this month, we’ll be releasing videos we've gotten from many of you sharing why you are #thankful4GenJ!
Austin from Florida is kicking us off. He's attended iGovern camps, Student Action Teams, and many other GenJ events. This is his takeaway in his own words.
(Forget to send in your video? It's not too late! You can email a 15 sec clip to [email protected].)
Veterans have made and continue to make countless sacrifices to keep us safe and free. Our nation sets today aside to honor them for their service. Reach out to a veteran today and let them know that you are thankful for them!
Happy Veterans Day to the brave men and women who have fearlessly and faithfully served our country in uniform!
Today is Election Day! GenJ teams in Virginia and Colorado have talked to more than 100,000 voters in the last. 4. Days. 🤯 You all are incredible! We couldn’t be more proud of you and we will continue to get out the vote until polls close! This photo came from our Dale City team who have been encouraging Virginians to elect @djjordanva! (Side note: if you’re eligible to vote and haven’t yet— please do. Shoot us a DM if you need to know about some good candidates in Virginia or Colorado!) #genjsats #GenJ #StudentActionTeams
Team Hugo representing in Manassas, VA! The younger volunteer here is Levi and this is his first campaign experience.
His favorite campaigning snack is Slim Jims and all the grandmothers that answer the door say that he’s adorable.
Over the weekend, he’s convinced multiple adults to vote for pro-life and pro-freedom values because they were inspired to see someone so young who knew what he was talking about and truly cared about the issues at stake.
Election Day is tomorrow, so we’re talking to as many voters as we can. But the impact of SATs lasts far beyond Election Day.
Levi has seen that his voice matters in the conversation and that sense of empowerment will have impact for years to come. Thanks to each of our amazing volunteers! #genjsats #GenJ #studentactionteam
Student Action Teams are underway! Shout out to the 350 GenJ students and parents volunteering to get out the vote for pro-life, pro-freedom candidates in Virginia and Colorado. Two more sleeps til Election Day! (Photo from van Delta on Team Hugo!) 👊🚙
"Members of Congress don’t always give advice to (or take advice from) one another. Most don’t have the kind of relationship where you can, but we did."
- Trey Gowdey
This article honoring the life of Rep. Elijah Cummings is a fascinating glimpse into a unlikely friendship. And it should inspire all of us to invest in friendships with people who believe differently than we do. We don't have to agree. We should talk about the hard topics. But we can disagree and have hard conversations with grace and goodwill. And truly be friends.
Have you ever had a friendship like Trey Gowdy and Representative Elijah E. Cummings? https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/10/18/elijah-cummings-i-were-political-opponents-we-were-also-good-friends/?
We always tried to understand why each of us believed what we believed.
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