Youth For Christ Will Help Students Get Ready for God to Impact Their Schools Through THEM!
July 26, 2021
MODEsTO – Central Valley Youth For Christ (YFC, www.yfc.net) will host“Give Life Day,” a one-day event whose goal is to motivate and train students in reaching their friends for Christ when they finally return to campus this fall.
The event, scheduled for July 31st from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. PDT at Modesto Covenant Church, will include their own YFC Core Teams, and will also welcome youth groups from throughout the Central Valley, including Modesto, Merced, Ripon, Turlock, Sonora, Oakdale, Patterson, and beyond.
“I wouldn’t be in this position, on this side of bars, or possibly even alive – if it weren’t for friends in junior high who reached out to me during a very dark time. They had the guts to tell me I needed God’s help and the skills to lead me to Christ. 78% of people who decide to follow Jesus also have someone help them know what to do,” says Pete Kirchhoff, Campus Outreach Director for Central Valley Youth For Christ.
Youth For Christ exists to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus by creating a transformational environment for young people through authentic relationships, shared experiences, outdoor challenges, and times of solitude that draw students to the heart of God.
Participants can expect to:
- Hear God’s calling for them
- Devote themselves in worship
- Gain tools to use on campus
- Meet friends from their school
- Prepare to tell their own stories
- Discover ministry opportunities
- Enjoy great food & lunch games
“Following the pandemic, this a perfect time to renew students vision to be, ‘salt and light…fishers of men…and examples to others in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.’ Regardless of age, everyone has a story to share that can give life to their own friends and family,” says Kirchhoff.
Campus Life hosts engaging events as a vehicle to bring youth together to lead them to Christ, so their primary focus is on relationships and not programs.
As Kirchhoff points out, “We have found that the importance of shared experiences between a student and a caring supportive adult are indispensable.”
“We’re committed to helping students as they wrestle with issues they face, both big and small, while pursuing a balanced life: mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially,” he noted. “Campus Life is a safe place to belong.”
Date: July 31, 2021
Time: 9am – 4pm PDT
Place: Modesto Covenant Church
Cost: $15 per person
Register online at https://scyfc.com/events/give_life_day.
YFC haschapters impacting thousands of communities across the nation that seek out and serve youth from all walks of life. Many teens are silently struggling through a variety of challenging issues—and now they see the living power of a loving God. YFC encourages staff and volunteers to be good news while also sharing the stories of the Good News of Jesus. It involves building relationships through the ups and downs of everyday life in order to lead people to Christ.
YFC has been a pillar of missional ministry since 1944, when the Rev. Billy Graham served as YFC’s first full-time staff member. Since then, Youth For Christ has continued to be both a rural and urban ministry on mission, and it is always about the message of Jesus. YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded 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. Youth For Christ operates in over 100 nations and has approximately 140 chapters that impact communities across America.
To interview a Youth For Christ representative, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.