“YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.”
“Every day at thousands of community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, coffee shops, and local hangouts, YFC staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. We are rural and urban and we are always about the message of Jesus.”
The “mission statement” above is important, but not as important as the words of Jesus. In the waning moments of His earthly ministry, Jesus found a teaching moment with the twelve disciples, and He utilized every word when He said… “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 ESV
This job description not only highlights the operating model of Jesus; it also illuminates our passion in Youth for Christ. We wholeheartedly embrace the “and” of Mark 10:45. Jesus came to serve and to deliver the message of transformation. He came to embrace and to liberate. “And” builds the bridge between two fundamental realities. It connects a call to action with an eternal perspective.
In Youth for Christ, our passion is to minister in the name of Jesus. When we do that, we choose to walk across the very same bridge that Jesus used; the “and” bridge between Christian service and the message of Christ’s sacrifice.
We are liberated by His forgiveness and we are propelled by His love; to invest, engage, confront, and proclaim as agents of mercy and ambassadors of truth. We are stewards of His message and ministers of His grace on high school campuses and in juvenile halls… in wide open spaces and on congested street corners… with the outcast and the overwhelmed… to the transparent and the terrified.