May 21st Kickoff Event for Middle Schoolers Offers Games, Football, and Free Ice Cream
May 17, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS —Excitement is growing at Youth For Christ (YFC, www.yfc.net) as they prepare to launch the May 21st kickoff of YFC’s Ministry in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Geared towards middle school children, the free event features games, ice cream, and football at Podvin Park in White Bear Lake.
“It promises to be a great event,” says Davey Neubauer, Director of Campus Life at the new Twin Cities YFC. “We are looking forward to working with the middle schoolers to share the good news of Jesus Christ in White Bear Lake.”
The town of White Bear Lake, referenced by Mark Twain in 1874 as “one of the best resort towns near the Mississippi,” still maintains its small-town charm despite having a population of over 26,000.
Some would say that the timing of the ministry’s launch is serendipitous evidence of God’s hand moving to help the community following recent events. Like other towns in the Twin Cities area, White Bear Lake has come across some racial discrimination in the schools through some social media posts.
White Bear Lake is strongly committed to building equality initiatives into the schools. And Campus Life is a ministry willing to step up to assist in this process through its unique Christ-centered programming.
“Campus Life is a safe place to belong. We encourage students to share their story and value listening to everyone’s perspective,” says Neubauer.
It is 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.
“To do this effectively, Campus Life has found the importance of shared experiences between a student and a caring supportive adult are indispensable. This is why we place the primary focus on relationships and not programs,” says Neubauer. “At Youth For Christ, we believe there is a unique opportunity to forge some healing within our community.”
A community building event with games and ice cream sounds like a good way to start reaching middle school youth, especially students who attend Central Middle School and Sunrise Middle School in the White Bear Lake area.
Date: May 21, 2021
Place: Podvin Park (Games, Free Ice Cream, Football)
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.
Youth For Christ 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 more than 140 chapters that impact communities across America.
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