What We Do

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults 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 & consistency.

 

So our leaders log many hours with kids – where they are, as they are. It might be a Friday night football game, grabbing a Sonic drink together or hanging out at Market Street. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks. We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them.

Because kids don’t care how much you know till they know how much you care, Young Life leaders show they care by going where kids are, meeting them as they are, believing in who they can be. Within Young Life we call the persistent going out into the world of kids “contact work.” But kids just call it friendship.

Party With A Purpose: 

Club

What is it about Young Life club that makes it the best night of the week for thousands of kids?  We like to think of it as a party with a purpose.  It’s controlled chaos that’s almost impossible to describe, but kids know it when they see it.  And before the party ends, we share a simple message about God’s love for them.  After all, that’s what the celebration is all about.

A Time to Question, Learn and Grow: Campaigners

Campaigners is a weekly gathering for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, service and leadership. We invite kids to actively follow Jesus Christ – and we’re with them for the long haul to help them take those steps of faith with unconditional love. Along the way, we encourage kids to celebrate their faith through participation in a local congregation.