From the President

Announcements, From the President, Staff

Remembering Pieter

Pieter Verhoeven, passed away on Saturday night from a heart attack.

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True Evangelism

“There are no chains that can restrain the Gospel well lived and professed in true Christ-followers.”

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Trekking Poles

We are called to empower teenagers, to protect them from themselves and from the evil one; to provide them with adults who believe in them!

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From the President, News & Highlights

Super-Woman Gifted to the Nations

A program for teenage girls who are unhappy about their appearance, have emotional problems and/or have difficulty establishing and keeping healthy relationships has been developed by YFC in the Netherlands and made available in English for use worldwide.

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We Are Kneeologists

YFC was founded on its knees. ‘Kneeologists’ and evangelists – that’s what we are!

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GPS Means What?

International President Geordon Rendle shares what GPS really stands for. Got a guess?

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A Sad Verse

What is the good way forward? How can we best bring delight to the heart of God and joy to the nations we serve?

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God Listens

Have you ever felt unheard? Misunderstood? Ignored? God listens.

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The Mess, Message & Messenger

We are the Messengers. The light in our eyes is the Message Himself, Jesus Christ! And no matter what the mess, YFC has the privilege of bringing joy to the heart.

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Four D’s – Plus Two More

International President Geordon Rendle shares the 4 Ds of Responsible Evangelism. But wait, there’s more!

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Compelled By a Calling

Let us not be harnessed by a title, but compelled by a calling – the calling to advocate, to intercede, to plead earnestly before the throne for the YFC family.

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Clarity, Conviction, and Compassion

Many teens are being pulled out to sea by strong confusing undertows. The role of Youth for Christ is to love and lead a generation with clarity, conviction and compassion.

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Are You Anxious?

Worry is defused by prayer. Stress is deflated by petitioning God. Anxiety is deflected into a “plegaria” – a plea to God for help.

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Riding to Bring Them Peace

The role of Youth for Christ is to alert teenagers, the hundreds of millions of them who live in war-torn, violence-ridden, heartache-filled cities, that Jesus, their Lord, their lover and their listener is riding in to bring them the peace that passes ALL understanding.

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Blessed To Be A Blessing

Geordon Rendle reflects on God’s gracious gift of life at the half-century milestone of his 50th birthday.

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Evangelistic Expeditions

We don’t do ministry at teenagers. We minister with them.

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Remembering Our Mothers

Taking time to remember two godly mothers who have instilled a passion for the gospel in their children.

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Remembering Roger

Our dear brother, friend and YFC Family member, Roger Cross has left the land of the dying for the land of the living…

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From the President, Ministry Reports

By Any Means Possible

A family comes to the knowledge of Jesus through Youth for Christ in Samoa’s radio program. Their child is healed physically, and the whole family is healed spiritually!

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Remembering Roger

Geordon Rendle remembers Roger Cross.

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Death and Life: For God’s Grace And For His Glory

Death does not hold us down! Life does not end at death. If we live, it is by God’s grace. If we die, we are in His glory.

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Firewalls Down

Victory in Christ is inextricably wedded to our surrender to Christ.

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That All People Will See God’s Salvation

Has the Message of Easter ever been so poignant, powerful and pertinent?

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The Gift of Time

A look at the importance of spending time with, and listening to, teenagers as we walk with them through life.

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Here I Am Lord

In Auckland, New Zealand, at the relaunch of Youth for Christ this week, a beautiful 30 voice choir of Samoan children and teenagers sang, “Here I am Lord, it is I Lord!” There is a generation ready and waiting and able to be on mission for their Master. The role of Youth for Christ is … Continued

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The Master’s Tracks

Youth for Christ will be guided by these three Master Tracks, or The Master’s Tracks. These principles are to guide the movement and be part of all that we do.

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Snow Camp!

Youth for Christ in Denver, USA, took kids for a winter snow camp up in the Rocky Mountains. Two students came back empowered for change – but two different changes.

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Fan the Flame

God gives talents and abilities – His gift to us. What we do with them is our gift to Him. How are we doing at helping youth discover their talents and abilities and develop them for Christ?

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In the Rapids

Sometimes life hits us with everything it’s got. What about when that happens to a teenager? Youth for Christ brings God’s mercy and justice to that broken teen.

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Stuck in Traffic

When Geordon visited Sri Lanka, he experienced young men trying to gain the favor of their god.

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Is Your Soul at Rest?

Youth for Christ International President Geordon Rendle implores us to R.E.S.T. and model that to the youth around us.

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I Won’t Leave Prison

A young person arrested and incarcerated for sharing his faith refuses to leave an adult prison because of his ministry success INSIDE the prison!

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Basket of Willingness

There is nothing that vexes the Evil One more than a willing Christian.

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From the President, News & Highlights

Presidential Report

Geordon Rendle presents a 2015 year-end report and challenge…that NONE should perish.

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YFC Is Its People

“Without our staff, the Mission would not be accomplished, the Vision could not be applied and the very call of God to “Go” would be stranded…”

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Run to the Bullet

A call to proclaim the gospel boldly despite threats of persecution

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His Healing is Now

We are not naturally thankful; ingratitude is a malicious part of our sinful nature. Entitlement comes naturally; gratitude, not so much!

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Under Attack

Many thanks to our global prayer warriors who have prayed (and continue to pray) our team and the international ministry of Youth for Christ through a variety of trials and attacks.

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A God of Calculation

A story of God’s provision in Venezuela highlights how we are to be conduits of God’s blessing to a generation.

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Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Geordon Rendle reminds us of those serving Christ amidst great persecution, as well as what we can learn from them and how we should pray for them.

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That None Should Perish

A reminder to those serving in Youth for Christ that there is a team of International staff in place to help and serve them.

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Standing in the Gap

Following his visit to the LatAm Youth for Christ Conference in Brazil, Geordon Rendle shares some of the highlights of the gathering and how Youth for Christ is bringing hope and healing to a generation of young people.

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From the President, Ministry Reports

Calm in the Storm

YFCI President Geordon Rendle shares about a speaking experience in Guatemala City.

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A Miracle in El Salvador

Youth for Christ International President Geordon Rendle shares a story from Brother David in El Salvador which highlights God’s miraculous intervention in response to the prayers of His people.

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Learning from Bolivia

Geordon Rendle, International President One of my “favourite” countries is Bolivia. The Bolivian people are resilient, gracious and entrepreneurial. Bolivia also has the onerous position of being one of the top five poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere. Just last week we were together with the Latin American Region in Brazil. The nation best represented, … Continued

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From the President, News & Highlights

Marina Mugarura Passes Into Glory

Marina Mugarura passes away in Rwanda on October 6th. Our love and prayers go out to the family and the YFC team in Rwanda.

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Why I Climb

Sunday morning, the alarm rings at 0345. By 0400 I’m on the road, by 0525, I’m hiking, in the dark, ice crunching under my trail runners, my Petzl headlamp casting a glow over the path in front of me…

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The Next Great Missiological Frontier

Geordon Rendle speaks to the issue of collaboration for a YMEC conference.

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Kidnapped at Gunpoint…

A story from a leader in the Youth for Christ chapter in Indianapolis encapsulates the ONE YFC spirit and camaraderie and highlights the fact that prayer works!

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Neil O’Boyle appointed the National Director of Youth for Christ in Britain

Neil O’Boyle appointed the National Director of Youth for Christ in Britain.

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From the President, Ministry Opportunities

Strengthening Unity & Vision Between Local, National & International Teams

700 staff are being supported by a national team as they connect with thousands of youth to make a national impact.

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Unstoppable Evangelists

Because of the support of people like you, last year over four million teenagers heard the Good News – that Jesus loves them – in their own language!

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Global Ministry Overview 2013-14

The eternal value of reaching young people for Christ cannot be measured; however, these figures allow us to celebrate what God is doing around the world because of you and the men and women of Youth for Christ.

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Progging

On November 2nd, Geordon Rendle, YFC International President, will be running the New York City Marathon with Ray Villegas, the local New York YFC staff member. Ray and Geordon will be “Progging” – prayer jogging 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of New York city!

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The Greatest Story Never Told

YFCI President appeals for help from young journalists to tell ‘the greatest story never told.’

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David Wraight, Geordon Rendle in Radio Interview

Hear Dan Wooding’s interview with YFCI Presidents David Wraight & Geordon Rendle below. The interview will air on KWVE Radio Network (www.kwve.com) and many other stations in the US, UK and Belize, on Sunday, December 8th.

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Presidential Transition

David Wraight describes the exciting place in which Youth for Christ finds itself, introduces Geordon Rendle as the next president, and invites participation in the Leadership Legacy Fund to launch Youth for Christ into a new era of growth and effectiveness.

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Global Ministry Overview 2012-13

The eternal value of reaching young people for Christ cannot be measured; however, these figures allow us to celebrate what God is doing around the world because of you and the men and women of Youth for Christ.

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A Passion and Calling for Prayer

David introduces the Youth for Christ National Prayer Director in Canada, who has been a catalyst for unprecedented growth and blessing.

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Global Ministry Overview 2011-2012

The annual report of Youth for Christ ministry around the world

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Not Really a Choice: Join Us or Die

Majoqui had just turned 13 when the local Mara (gang) leaders recruited him. He really didn’t have much of a choice, either join the gang or he and his family would die. In the first week with the Maras Majoqui’s loyalty was brutally tested—he was given a gun and forced to take the life of … Continued

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Courageously Facing the Challenge of Repression

David shares an inspiring message from a young pioneer in a Muslim nation becoming increasingly more hostile to the gospel.

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The Journey

David Wraight’s radio interview with Clayton Bjelan on Melbourne’s LightFM. David shares his journey and talks about his passion that young people can lead in this world.

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Accused of Doing Wrong…

David Wraight shares a story that illustrates how the media’s use of Christians and the Church as a “whipping boy” recently backfired mainly because of the integrity and reputation of those leading the ministry of Youth for Christ in the Ukraine.

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Partner in the Mobilisation & Support of Young Pioneers.

Determined to make the most of an opportunity to share Jesus with young people in Afghanistan, Anastasia set out on a trek across the Xinjiang region of China.

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Entrusting Others to Jesus

David Wraight, on trusting God with the transformation of new believers

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A World without God

Like you, Youth for Christ staff and volunteers were horrified by the riots in London, Birmingham, and Manchester that led to the deaths of three young men who were trying to protect local businesses from vandals. In the face of rising unrest, wanton destruction, and criminality, many young people are making a positive difference by leading clean-up operations across the country.

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Worldwide Gathering in Denver

On Thursday, September 29, 2011, Youth for Christ is inviting local friends and community to a very special and informative evening which will include powerful testimonies of the way God is advancing His kingdom.

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Global Ministry Overview 2010-2011

The annual report of Youth for Christ ministry around the world

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Religion vs. Relationship

Jesus doesn’t call his followers to seek “converts” to Christianity. He calls us to introduce others to him—to offer people the opportunity to be his disciples. Our task, our calling, is simply to introduce people to Jesus.

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Empowering Leadership

YFCI President David Wraight looks at what causes people to fail and what leaders can do to help them succeed.

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An open door into Western China

Youth for Christ is training leaders to serve and share the life-saving message of Jesus in some of the most dangerous areas of the world, and we are expanding our global reach to include China’s 20 million Muslims, eight million of which live in the province of Xinjiang, China.

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Life After God

Douglas Coupland, one of the most incisive and popular social commentators on the youth community of the Western World, concludes that he and his generation are emotionally, relationally and spiritually bankrupt – and that the answer to their desperate need is a relationship with God.

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What is Prayer?

Prayer is not a currency to buy God’s favor but rather a matter of mobilizing God’s people to do battle in a spiritual dimension where we overcome the enemy, advance God’s Kingdom and protect and empower God’s people.

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Servant Leadership

YFC President David Wraight compares “sovereign” command-and-control leadership and the alternative “servant” or “shared” leadership model essential for ministry leaders.

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The Power of God’s Word

The Brian Hardin Story – demonstrating the transformational and miraculous power of God’s Word.

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WHAT IS THE MANNA PROJECT? HAVE LIFE, HAVE IT TO THE FULL

Youth for Christ is on the ground in Japan right now, providing care and compassion to the victims. We need your continued support, because there is still much to be done.

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Growing Hope from Terror

This young man surrendered his life to Christ and walked away from violence and death, and into the light of His Word. His mother, too, came to follow Jesus shortly after her son. Now, both of their lives are forever changed…and the world is safer for it.

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Kingdom Come by David Wraight

Through compelling stories and biblical investigation David Wraight takes us on a journey from complacency and religiosity to radical world-changing Kingdom living in his new book, “Kingdom Come.”

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Tornado Tragedy Grips USA

Dozens of tornadoes ripped through the southern United States on April 27, killing 248 residents. Learn how Youth for Christ is helping and how you can join the effort.

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Parenting Teenagers

A look at the transition from childhood to adolescence and its impact on parenting, with some tips to help parents better relate to their teens.

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Christ Died and Rose Again For Potential Terrorists

In a North African village, a desperate Muslim mother was trying to save her son.
“Please come home; I am sick and about to die.”
His mother had told him a lie – she was not sick, and she was not dying – but she had to do what she could in order to get him back home to her.

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Intentional Incarnation

A look at the importance of being physically and emotionally invested in the lives of those we care about (incarnational) and purposefully providing others with an opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ (intentional)

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Empowering Young People to Change the World

David shares four responses of the Church to the Millennial Generation and challenges us to empower young people to be on the cutting edge of mission and ministry, with the freedom to make decisions and respond to the constant changes in culture.

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A Dream for the World

David Wraight shares his personal dream for the Body of Christ, for young people, and his life and mission.

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Cosmic Loneliness

David Wraight addresses our search for intelligent life in the universe and our chronic personal struggles with loneliness.

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An Appeal to Supporters to Help in Japan

A letter from the office of the President, appealing to friends of Youth for Christ to help with the relief effort in Japan.

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Character

David Wraight writes about the importance of godly character to Christian leadership.

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Yo-Yo Christians

Addressing the ever increasing problem of wavering Christian commitment, David Wraight examines the causes of manic faith and offers some solutions on moving toward mature, solid discipleship.

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President’s Brief: December 2010

Youth for Christ International President, David Wraight, shares a report from Ayo Ipinmoye of Nigeria, who is serving in one of the most dangerous youth ministry zones of the world.

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Decision Making Leadership

Encouraging mission leaders to make good decisions, David Wraight offers some biblical counsel for avoiding the pitfalls of poor choices.

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Satisfaction with Life?

David Wraight examines the unhealthy emphasis on finding satisfaction, peace and comfort in life and looks at the benefits of dissatisfaction for the Christian life.

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The Next Wave by David Wraight

Order copies of The Next Wave: Empowering the Generation That Will Change Our World, from Youth for Christ President David Wraight.

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Global Ministry Overview 2009-2010

The annual report of Youth for Christ ministry around the world

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Operating in the Truth

An international negotiator’s unique experience illustrates the power of, and need for, truth in a world prone to deceit.

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YFCI Responds to Haiti Earthquake

David Wraight, International President of Youth for Christ, speaks about Youth for Chrost’s response to the Haiti Earthquake

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‘Civic Generation’ Rolls Up Sleeves in Record Numbers

Insightful article from USA Today looks at how the Millennial Generation is helping others despite a difficult economy.

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