About Us

About Us

Our vision is to help our youth!

As part of the body of Christ, our vision is to see every young person in every people group in every nation have the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and become a part of a local church.

Who We Are

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.

Our History

Since 1944, Youth for Christ has had a distinctive history of youth evangelism. In the early 1940s, during World War II, many young men, mostly ministers and evangelists, were holding large rallies in Canada, England and the United States.

As the hunger for God’s Word grew it became evident that there needed to be someone to coordinate this movement, providing leadership, strategy, and coordinating speakers, musicians and locations. Beginning in dozens of cities at the end of World War II, YFC quickly organized into a national movement.


We have an unwavering commitment to youth evangelism and biblical Christianity. One of YFC’s slogans over the past fifty years has been “Anchored to the Rock, Geared to the Times”–the message of the gospel will never change.

YFC is flexible to creatively communicate this message of hope, grace and love in the context of different cultural settings.

Our 5 Essentials

In our ministry, we are guided by the “Five Essentials” that we believe lead to sustainable and fruitful ministry at over
2000 YFC Ministry Sites across the nation.

1. Widespread Prayer

We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site.

2. Faithful Bible Teaching

We accurately handle Biblical truth, regularly coaching kids to apply it in their lives.


3. Loving Relationships

We consistently pursue lost kids & engage them in life-long relationships with Jesus.

4. Adults Who Empower

We strategically develop leaders to reach young people from every people group.


5. Collaborative Community Strategy

We intentionally work together with local churches, agencies and other partners to provide sustainable youth and family ministry.