Youth for Christ is an active force in Nanaimo’s youth community. Our primary objective is to show God’s love to our community through serving the youth and their families. This is accomplished in three primary areas.
First, we engage the youth through outreach events such as breakfast clubs, sports, games, and school gym clubs, as well as outdoor events or events at “The Farm” ministry centre.
Secondly, often as a result of these events, youth arrive at our discipleship groups where we spend time sharing God’s word, having lively discussions and deepening our relationships.
Lastly, after spending a few months or years with the dedicated, we help them grow their ministries by developing their leadership skills, gifts and talents. We’ve also developed an internship option as we are growing our staff team to meet the ever growing numbers we serve.
We have found it truly exciting to watch youth find Christ, be transformed into His team, and then sharing their faith with other youth! We are especially excited about the growth in street ministry and for our Adventure Camp ministry slated for the summer.
In the challenging times we have faced during COVID, God has continued to open doors with schools and individual youth as they come to enjoy our beautiful outdoors, whether at the farm or in nature. Small group mentoring has become the norm.
We are thankful for the continued favour we experience with our partners, whether individual volunteers or organizations, and the extra time we’ve been able to spend improving our infrastructure in the hopes of future ministry.