Youth for Christ
Swindon Youth for Christ are a part of the international Youth for Christ movement one of Britain’s most dynamic Christian organisations.
We are a local ministry of British Youth for Christ and enjoy a close working relationship with the other YFC centres in the south central cluster.
YFC ministries are about uniting and empowering churches and individuals to work together in partnership to achieve the common goal of ‘taking good news relevantly to young people’ – motivating them into care & compassion for young people. YFC work around the UK and also in America, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, and many other countries - we’re truly international.
Youth for Christ (YFC) is a national Christian charity that was founded by Billy Graham in 1946. Working with around 300,000 young people each month, we draw alongside teens from every background and culture in Britain. Our 150 fulltime staff and countless local volunteers specialise in working with unchurched youth: communicating and demonstrating the Christian faith. In all of our youth work we use a four D approach:
Demonstrate … God’s love
Declare … relevantly the good news about Jesus
Decision … Giving young people the opportunity to accept Christ as their personal Saviour
Disciple … Serve the local Church by providing both evangelistic and discipleship resources
Youth for Christ are a movement which is involved in a number of different ministries and projects:
1) There are more than 60 Local Centres like SwindonYFC: YFC Local Centres tackle the real issues facing youth today, such as: family breakdown, binge drinking, bullying and self-worth. They run activities such as: drop-in youth clubs, school lessons, social-action projects, and detached youthwork on the streets.
2) yfcone Gap Year Programme: Youth for Christ’s unique approach to mission is to reach youth with youth. We teach young-adults how to use their individual gifts in music, sport, leadership, dance, youthwork, and communication, to share their faith with their peers, and place volunteers in teams located around Britain.
3) Resourcing over 1000 Churches: to reach out to their local young people with relevant youth resources and evangelistic activity holidays. Mettle, our newest resource, enables churches to reach and disciple 14-18 year olds with fresh, ongoing material.
4) Reflex: is our nationwide initiative helping Young Offenders in custody to build a fresh start. YFC are investing in young people on the fringe of society, building their self-esteem by encouraging creative reflection and positive expression. We also provide care for ex-offenders, meeting them at the gate after their release and helping them to find a place to live, a job, and a church.
Please visit www.yfc.co.uk to find out more about Youth for Christ.