from the International President
This past year, as we have continued to invest in young leaders, we have seen exceptional growth of Youth for Christ ministry. New and innovative initiatives are constantly emerging throughout the world exponentially increasing our capacity to impact young people with the Gospel. We have seen the Youth for Christ ministry established in seven new nations last year.
As ministry grows so does the need to train and equip leaders. Several comprehensive training processes with accompanying manuals have been developed over the past 12 months and this coming year we will be working on the delivery of these training packages to national leaders globally. Coaching and mentoring are significant elements of these leadership development resources and we will continue to invest heavily in these areas. Technology is an area we are investing in this coming year as we leverage the web services of Youth for Christ to increase our capacity to equip and serve the global community and better communicate with donors and partners.~ David Wright
from the International Board Chair
On behalf of YFCI’s Board, whose members come from 10 different nations, we invite your participation in the vital work of youth evangelism. God’s transforming love is what drives the 38,809 staff and volunteers of Youth for Christ who reach out to lost and hurting young people in more than 100 countries in all parts of the world. We invite you to join them as vital partners in the growth of God’s Kingdom.~ Sam Wolgemuth
The eternal value of reaching young people for Christ cannot be measured; however, these numbers allow us to celebrate what God is doing around the world through you and the men and women of Youth for Christ.
Nations where Youth for Christ ministers – 113
Young people impacted by direct ministry – 6.15 mil
Young people impacted by media ministry* – 1.16 mil
Young people who responded to the Gospel – 230,171
Young people in follow-up discipleship programs – 108,334
Local ministry programs – 668
Full-time, part-time & volunteer staff – 41,689
Registered prayer intercessors – 237,729
Churches that partner with Youth for Christ – 8,065*Media ministry includes literature distribution, TV and radio programs, and ministry being carried out via the internet. These figures are a compilation of statistics reported on 2009 National Ministry Reports, with 80% of the Youth for Christ nations reporting. These numbers are only a close approximation and not absolute totals.
Board of Trustees
Sam Wolgemuth, Board Chair – USA
Dean Rueckert, Deputy Board Chair – USA
David Wraight, President/CEO – Australia
Alfred Mc Donald, Secretary – Jamaica
Gunnar Lie – USA
Maarten van Helden – The Netherlands
Marcelo Gualberto da Silva – Brazil
Peter Halder – South Asia
Alfons Hildebrandt – Germany
Jean Baptiste Mugarura – Rwanda
Satupaitea Viali – Samoa
World Leadership Team
David Wraight, President/CEO
Pieter Verhoeven, Chief Operating Officer
John Bastian, Chief Financial Officer
Linda Stershic, International Prayer Director
Larry Williams, VP of Ministries & Field Operations
Hilary Lewis-Nicol, Africa Area Director
Geordon Rendle, Americas Area Director
Neil O’Boyle, Asia Pacific Area Director
John Duncan, Europe, Middle East & North Africa Area Director
Below are the collective budgeted income and expense totals for all Youth for Christ ministry programs and operations worldwide.
YFCIM Audited Financials
Figures are for the YFC International office in Englewood, Colorado, for fiscal year ending December 31, 2009.
Youth for Christ International Ministries is a nonprofit corporation and is exempt from income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. IRS Code and comparable state law. Contributions to YFCIM are tax deductible within the limitations prescribed by the Code. As a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, we adhere to high standards for fund raising and responsible stewardship. The audited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2009, and the opinion of Poysti & Adams, LLC, can be obtained by contacting John Bastian at Youth for Christ.
View the 2009/2010 Global Ministry Overview in PDF format.