YFC Around the World

In the USA

Since 1944, Youth for Christ has had a distinctive history of youth evangelism. In the early 1940s, during World War II, many young men, mostly ministers and evangelists, were holding large rallies in Canada, England and the United States. Beginning in dozens of cities at the end of World War II, YFC quickly organized into a national movement.

Billy Graham became YFC's first full-time staff member.

Starting with Saturday night youth rallies in the late 1940s and early 1950s, YFC's ministry methodology turned to Bible Clubs in the late 50s and 60s. It was in this period of ministry that the concept of teen to teen evangelism was birthed. Then in the middle sixties and early seventies Campus Life and Campus Life/JV ministries to senior and junior high youth began to be the thrust of YFC ministry. Since that time there have been several ministry models that have been created. 

Today at thousands of community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, coffee shops, and local hangouts, YFC staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. For more about the national movement of Youth for Christ, visit www.yfc.org.
 

International

YFC/USA is part of a world-wide movement of Youth for Christ International.  Over 1,500 paid staff members and 15,000 volunteers serve in over 100 countries around the world.  We are knit together with our common mission, vision, statement of faith, and passion to reach young people with the life changing message of Jesus Christ.  However, YFC ministry doesn't look the same in every country. If you are interested in serving with Youth for Christ in a country other than the United States, be sure to visit Youth for Christ World Outreach at www.yfcworldoutreach.org. For more about Youth for Christ nternational, visit www.yfci.org.