About Youth for Christ Kenya
Youth for Christ Kenya began in 1975. Brian Cummins was the first National Director. Cummins built a good foundation and, since then, the ministry has grown tremendously and impacted thousands. Youth for Christ Kenya is currently made up of five chapters (regions) namely: Nairobi (with two centres), Eldoret, Meru, Nakuru and Kisii. Our main focus is evangelism and discipleship implemented in activities such as Bible study, prayer sessions, children’s ministry and schools ministry.
The kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children (Luke 18:16). They are the future. To secure this future, we advocate for abstinence and sexual purity. To achieve this, we developed a sexuality manual called “Worth the Wait” that helps them understand sexuality and highlights abstinence. We also empower the youth to uphold the sanctity of human life. We run crisis pregnancy ministry where we teach prevention (preemptive training) intervention (counselling) and aftervention (rehabilitation). This provides support to victims of sexual abuse, depression, rape, incest, marital problems, and adolescent issues.
Young people are our greatest asset so we do more than just ministry, we train and equip them with skills for self-sufficiency. In the recent past we have begun training on film production, digital skills for commerce, all with discipleship as a mandatory component. This is in progress in Nairobi as a pilot program and we hope to introduce it in other chapters as God gives the grace. We also have a Youth for Christ music band – Voices of Truth – who spread the truth of Christ through music and daily life.
COVID-19 affected most of our programs, making school ministry impossible when students were at home. Some discipleship programs had to be compressed or stopped all together. We responded by creating new online engagements mainly through YouTube and Facebook.
Youth for Christ in Kenya has a vision to evangelise and disciple young people to become Kenya’s future godly leaders. Other ministries have included weekly Berean Bible clubs in schools, music teams whose main focus is evangelism, and Taraja Home for former street boys, which focuses on discipleship, education, and vocational training.
- Establishment of ministry in Nakuru and Kariobangi areas
- Financial support of the full-time staff
- God’s will to be the goal of Youth for Christ in Kenya
- Continued openness to Gospel ministries in the country
- Pray for safety and prosperity for Taraja Boys Home