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


"As part of the body of Christ..."  COYFC is part of the Christian Church. As an organization, we are a mission of the church in the same way that Paul the apostle carried on his work with his missionary band. 

"...the vision of Youth for Christ is to see every young person in every people group and in every nation..."  COYFC is a part of the broader movement of  YFC ministries both nationally and internationally.  We support other YFC chapters in the USA and chapters in countries around the world. 

"...have the opportunity to make an informed decision to become a follower of Jesus Christ..."  We believe that the decision to become a follower of Jesus Christ has the power to transform a life for the better, and ensure eternal life after death. We also believe strongly that it is a free will choice given to humans.  We do not believe in pressuring or manipulating anyone into this decision.  Nor do we believe it wise to facilitate poorly informed decisions.  While we respect and serve youth regardless of their response, we are motivated to see every young person fully understand this precious opportunity.

"...and become a part of a local church.”  We believe that those who declare themselves to be followers of Jesus should be encouraged to live that commitment as taught in the Bible. Central to Biblical teaching for Christians is the importance to be part of a local church. While YFC may be a place for youth to discover Jesus and grow in an understanding of who they are, we do not aspire to substitute for a local church home.



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