Young Life of NWA

Locations: P.O. Box 1325, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-789-4898
Website: http://www.fayetteville.younglife.org

Mission:  It’s not just a program. It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship.

Vision:  Reaching every kid, everywhere for Christ.

About:  Young Life began with a few simple ideas about sharing the truth of God’s love with adolescents.  Those simple ideas have become time-tested methods for reaching out to middle school, high school and college students in friendship and hope.

Caring for Kids – Because kids don’t care how much you know till they know how much you care, Young Life leaders show they care by going where kids are, meeting them as they are, believing in who they can be.  Within Young Life we call the persistent going out into the world of kids “contact work.”  But kids just call it friendship.

A Party with a Purpose – What is it about Young Life club that makes it the best night of the week for thousands of kids every week?  We like to think of it as a party with a purpose. It’s controlled chaos that’s almost impossible to describe, but kids know it when they see it.  And before the party ends, we share a simple message about God’s love for them.  After all, that’s what the celebration is all about.

The Best Week of Their Life – Kids consistently tell us that Young Life camp is the best week of their life.  That’s a rousing (and unsolicited) endorsement!  But how else would you describe a week where deep relationships are forged in the midst of mind-boggling fun and where you experience and listen to what we believe is the greatest love story ever told?

A Time to Question, Learn and Grow – Campaigners is a weekly gathering for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, service and leadership.  We invite kids to actively follow Jesus Christ — and we’re with them for the long haul to help them take those steps of faith with unconditional love.  Along the way, we encourage kids to celebrate their faith through participation in a local congregation.

Adults Who Care – Young Life is making a difference in the lives of kids around the world because we are supported by adults who care about kids in their community.  For every talented Young Life staff person there is a team of dedicated leaders who works directly with kids.  In each community, the local “committee,” comprised of parents, Young Life alumni and civic leaders, provides a foundation of financial, administrative and moral support for the local Young Life team.

Volunteer Opportunities:  There are several ways to get involved at Young Life.

Leadership- College Freshmen go through a course which meets on Tuesday nights.  College students and adults will be taken through the Young Life leader training manual over a course of several weeks.  This can be done through a small group of individuals going through the process at the same time, or one-on-one with a leader at a time that fits your schedule.  The training is followed by an interview and placement on a team.

Committee- Young Life begins because of adults, their love of the Lord, and their love for lost kids in their community.  It begins with their commitment to Young life’s vision.  The committee is unseen and unknown to most of the kids they serve, but these people are the foundation for a successful ministry in Young Life Communities.  If you are interested please email Mark Mast atmark.mast@genmills.com

Financial and Other Giving- Young Life is a non-profit organization and therefore individuals involved raise all the support needed to operate.   Financial support is needed most in the form of monthly donations, but can also be in the form of quarterly, semi-annual, annual, and one-time donations.  All donations are tax deductible.  We would also love support in forms of prayer, providing dinner for weekly leader meetings, and hosting events!