Swindon YFC Vision :
To take the Good News relevantly to every young person in Swindon
Swindon YFC Seeks To :
❚ raise the self esteem of young people in Swindon
❚ provide places where young people can explore spirituality and faith
❚ care holistically for young people, seeking to ensure that their spritiual, emotional, mental and physical needs are met.
❚ help young people to understand their value and sense of self worth.
❚ Use creativity and engaging activities to help young people to explore values and beliefs
The Core Values of Swindon YFC :
These Core Values provide the foundation for the Mission Statement and all SYFC’s activities will reflect these Core Values. Three have been identified.
Every individual is created unique and bears the imprint of God. Therefore all relationships within and outside SYFC should be characterised by compassion and respect. All evangelism will be done with full respect for the integrity of every individual.
Ensuring young people participate as ‘full players’ in the complete process of extending the kingdom and evangelising their peers, as well as mobilising young people to discover their place in society in the world, to enable them to explore the truth and impact of the Gospel in their cultural context.
Working in partnership with the church and other Organisations to fulfil SYFC’s mission statement.
The Way We Work
SYFC is committed to working in partnership with others to see positive outcomes in the lives of the young people in our town. We will always work in line with our mission statement and are committed to a ‘incarnational’ approach to youth work. SYFC works cross-culturally as youth work is cross-cultural, with young people of all faiths and none. We work in a wide variety of contexts using a range of youth work approaches to enable us to relevantly meet the varied needs of the young people we work with.
Swindon Churches Together
SYFC is committed to working in partnership with the local churches of Swindon and supporting the work work Swindon Churches Together. Rev. Chris Priddy, our Centre Director, is a member of the SCT Executive and seeks to use this opportunity to represent Children and Young People in this forum.
Swindon Youth Partnership
SYFC are a member of Swindon Youth Partnership and committed to working together with other agencies for the benefit of the young people of Swindon. www.swindonyouthpartnership.org.uk
Swindon Fairtrade Coalition
SYFC have joined the Swindon Fair Trade Coalition to demonstrate our commitment as an organisation to supporting third-world producers by using Fair Trade products wherever possible and promoting Fair Trade. www.swindonfairtrade.org
We Love Our Youthworker(s)!
SYFC have signed the We Love Our Youthworker Charter, the National Charter for Church workers and are proud to demonstrate our commitment to valuing, investing in and supporting our fantastic youth work team. www.weloveouryouthworker.org.uk