WHAT IS YOUNG LIFE?
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.
So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. 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 influenced when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.
This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God's love for them, will have an impact on future decisions — careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised — all ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.
through small community and developing a deeper understanding of
HIS LOVE FOR US.
Having intentional conversations about God's story, and how that is
SHAPING OUR STORY.
"Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel"
By: Drew Hill
"Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family"
By: Kara Powell
"Parenting Beyond Your Capacity"
By: Reggie Joiner; Carey Nieuwhorf
Podcast for parents that helps navigate tough conversations and kids' faith
"What Matters Most For Our Family Relationships"
By: Brad M. Griffin
By: Autumn Ward
"Waiting on God in the Days of Amazon Prime"
By: Dawson Cooper
According to research completed by Fuller Youth Institute they state, "Parents are one of the primary influences on their child’s faith." These resources are tools for you to help guide conversations, disciple and help grow your child's faith. Check back for new and updated resources.