“YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.”


"YFC reaches young people..."  We reach out to young people ages 11-19 who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus.  While our work may include young people who already have such a relationship with Christ, our efforts are intentionally focused on non-Christian youth.

"...everywhere..."  COYFC is focused on the young people in seven counties in central Ohio: Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, Madison and Union. This includes where others can't go due to restrictions (e.g. youth in Juvenile Justice facilities), or choose not to go due to their own organizational mission and strategy (urban neighborhoods, at-risk populations, etc.). 

"...working together with the local church and other like-minded partners..."  We consider partnership with the local church essential to the long-term success of our work.  We will partner with other Christian or secular organizations to the extent that we can identify common cause in our work, a common outcome of our work and a shared respect for our beliefs and values.

"...to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus..."  We intentionally design our work and training to support long-term, life impact on the youth we engage. This by nature requires a greater investment in follow up and discipleship, as well as equipping leaders for these more complex tasks. 

"...who lead..."  These two words clarify the kind of lifelong followers we desire to produce.  That is, followers of Jesus who not only have longevity, but who positively impact others with their lives. 

"...by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.”  These descriptors help define the kind of leadership that we seek to elicit from the young leaders in our midst.  We desire young men and women of character, faith, action and engagement in the needs of others. 



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