Youthfront’s 6th Annual Fundraiser is almost here! Join our campers and staff on September 30th as they share how their lives have been transformed by faith, fellowship and service. Also, we’ll enjoy the performance of KC A Cappella’s “Soundproof,” live art by Ken de la Durantaye, The Looking Glass photobooths, our famous silent auction and more!
In our next Youth Worker Training on October 6th, Andy will engage in the subject of a personal God in relation to scientific theories and what this has to do with youth ministry. This conversation will help you address such questions from the young people you serve. Andy Root teaches Youth and Family Ministries at Luther Seminary.
At West, our summer camp for upper elementary and middle school age students, we are passionate about bringing youth into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, so we do camp in a way that allows authentic discovery and growth for each camper. Registration for Youthfront Camp West 2017 will open soon. Stay tuned for camp dates and other info!
Youthfront, A way of life
2015 was a big year for Youthfront. This year, we completed a four-year capital campaign at Youthfront Camp West. The facilities are amazing and led to record breaking attendance. We are so grateful to our friends who have given generously to accomplish this. We watched LaCygne grow this summer and observed our students engage in what it means to be fully alive in Christ through fun, worship and fellowship. Camp is a place of transformation where the Gospel changes young people forever. We packed over 450,000 meals through Something to Eat and invited hundreds of youth into our greater mission of justice, love and acceptance. We launched new programs in Argentine, initiating change and hope for the students in the community. We trained thousands of youth pastors and provided a support to their ever-demanding roles as youth workers.
Over our 74 years of ministry, we have seen programs come and go as times have changed. But for us, it’s not about the programs. It’s about the students, their families and the community we serve. We believe that it is essential for us, as staff, to engage in youth ministry out of a deep way of life with God. This is why we often talk about the Youthfront way of life. We seek to embrace a way of prayer, a way of community, and a way of service that shapes our spiritual lives and invites others to enter into this way of life.
In the year ahead, stay tuned. You will be hearing a lot more about this way of life as we invite you to enter in our Youthfront Way of Life. A way to pray for us and with us; to serve with us and among us; and feel connected to this community that is making an impact on the youth of our city.