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.