Young Life

Our Mission

Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.​

Our Methods

Young Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don't happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust, and consistency.


We accomplish our mission of introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith by ... 

  • Praying for young people.

  • Going where kids are and building personal relationships with them.

  • Earning the right to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

  • Providing fun, adventurous, life-changing and skill-building experiences.

  • Inviting kids to personally respond to the Good News and walking in friendship with them regardless of their response.

  • Preparing kids for a life-long relationship with Christ and a love for His word, His mission, and the local church.

  •  Working in community alongside like-minded adults (volunteer leaders, committee members, donors and staff).

Our Values

  • The Gospel // Living according to and communicating the whole gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Scripture // Acting under the authority of Scripture and relying on the Holy Spirit to empower our ministry.

  • All Kids // Reaching adolescents of every ability and all economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Ecumenical // Collaborating with followers of Christ from various traditions and local churches worldwide.

  • Diversity // Welcoming those whom God calls to our mission — men and women of all ethnicities and abilities who are committed to the common purpose of introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.

  • Health // Encouraging our staff and volunteers in their personal and spiritual health so we may minister out of a consistent and growing relationship with Christ and His followers.

  • Stewardship // Observing the highest standards of stewardship of all the resources placed in our trust.

  • The Next Kid // Developing innovative approaches to reach uncommitted, disinterested young people around the world​