Revival is sweeping through Generation Z, the age group born between 1999 and 2015, at Crossroads Summer Camp in South Carolina.
The camp, founded in 1996 by Clayton King, a traveling evangelist, is making a profound impact on young hearts by sharing the gospel and teaching truth, meaning and purpose.
According to King, a staggering 85% of Christian converts in America make the decision to accept Christ as their Savior before the age of 19. With Generation Z being digital natives, immersed in technology from a young age, some may have viewed them as losing their religious affiliation.
About a third of this age group is classified as ‘religious nones,’ lacking any religious ties. To counter this trend, King and his team are committed to reaching Generation Z with the message of the gospel.
“It is essential we preach and teach the Bible and share the Good News of the love of God to them when they’re young—before the world has a chance to beat them up, chew them up and spit them out,” King emphasized. King’s conviction aligns with the words of Psalm 78:4, “We will not hide them from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength, and His marvelous works that He has done.”
This year, over 3,000 campers experienced a life-changing transformation by accepting Jesus as their personal Savior. As their hearts were touched by the Holy Spirit, they found fulfillment in Christ’s presence.
A camper’s testimony resonates with the promise in Acts 2:38: “Repent and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
King attributes this wave of salvations to the emptiness of the world’s materialism and ideologies. When Generation Z encounters the presence of God and tastes His goodness, nothing else can satisfy them.
Sharie, King’s wife and co-founder of Clayton King Ministries, sees the Holy Spirit moving in each student’s decision to choose Jesus. “That’s what revival feels like,” she says, “an uncompromised desire to say, ‘This is what I see in the world, and I see something better being offered to me in Jesus Christ.'”
Her observation aligns with 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
The King family is fully engaged in spreading the gospel to all age groups through Clayton King Ministries. Their mission encompasses marriage conferences, coaching networks, mission trips and preaching at NewSpring Church with multiple locations in South Carolina. Jacob, King’s 20-year-old son, is stepping into his role as a traveling evangelist, passionately sharing the gospel with his peers, whom he believes are desperate for identity and hungry for truth.
After 36 years of dedicated gospel-sharing, King is steadfast in his message. He firmly believes that this generation is undergoing a genuine revival. As students eagerly stand up to repent of their sins and accept Jesus, King witnesses a miraculous response that leaves no doubt about the power of God’s work.
In the midst of a digitally connected and fast-paced world, the revival among Generation Z at Crossroads Summer Camp is a shining beacon of hope and faith, inspiring countless young hearts to embrace the goodness and might of God.
As Joel 2:28 foretells: “And it will be that, afterwards, I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; then your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions.” This prophecy finds its fulfillment in the spiritual awakening witnessed at the camp.
James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.
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