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Although the 2020 Camp season is starting later than past summers, we are ready for campers to join us June 29 for the first day ...

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75 Years

75 years. Wow. That’s a long time! What began as Kansas City Youth for Christ over seven decades ago is still going strong. Ministry looks ...

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In Recent Years

In recent years, we have taken some criticism for our “shift” in programs. Over 71 years ago we started our ministry as a way to connect with teenagers who were getting overlooked in the church. Today, many churches have strong programs for adolescents, teens and young adults. We had to figure out how we could partner with the Church. We hear a lot that teenagers are selfish, bad, troubled and disruptive. And they are. But so are we. We are saddened by other generations dismissing teens as a lost generation. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We see young adults and teens changing the paths of peers and adults, and we are proud to be working along side the Millennial generation. The Barna Group did a report on the Most Evangelical Generation. This is an excerpt from that study: “They’ve been called the social justice generation, and for good reason—Millennials are actively taking up the cause of the poor, the oppressed, the orphan and the widow. Yet the most common critique leveled at this surge in social compassion is that it comes at a great expense. Sure, skeptics argue, they might fed the hungry and free the captives in this life, but what about the next? According to this view, Millennials are

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