How to Get Involved

We depend on the involvement of caring adults to accomplish our mission—to reach local teens with the message that God loves them and has a plan for their lives.

We are asking God to raise up an army of caring adults who will establish relationships with kids around the area. We need volunteers and staff members who will serve directly with students, intercessors, and financial partners. Wherever your gifts and talents lie, you can make an eternal difference in a young person’s life.

Giving can be a rewarding experience for you and for YFC. Your gift gives you the satisfaction of supporting an organization that is totally dedicated to the cause of youth evangelism. Also, it is encouraging to us because part of our ministry is devoted to helping people like you discover and enjoy the stewardship of giving wisely and effectively.

Mail Donations

Please mail your check payable to Capital District Youth For Christ to:

Capital District Youth For Christ
P.O. Box 443
Halfmoon NY, 12065

Online Donations

We can accept donations online using our online giving page.

If you would like your donation to go toward a specific ministry or team member, please include a note with instructions in the envelope with your check. Youth For Christ is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your gift is tax-deductible.

Donate Long-Term Appreciated Securities

Donating long-term appreciated securities directly to charity — rather than selling the assets and donating the cash proceeds — is one of the best and easiest ways to give more.

WHY DONATING STOCKS AND OTHER SECURITIES IS ONE OF THE MOST TAX-EFFICIENT WAYS TO GIVE:

A charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities — i.e. stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time — is one of the most tax-efficient of all ways to give. This method of giving has become increasingly popular in recent years because of two key advantages:
  • Any long-term appreciated securities with unrealized gains (meaning they were purchased over a year ago, and have a current value greater than their original cost) may be donated to a public charity and a tax deduction taken for the full fair market value of the securities — up to 30% of the donor’s adjusted gross income.
  • Since the securities are donated rather than sold, capital gains taxes from selling the securities no longer apply. The more appreciation the securities have, the greater the tax savings will be.

HOW TO SETUP GIVING VIA STOCK AND OTHER SECURITIES:

Step 1 – Initiate Transfer of Stock
Contact your broker directly to initiate the transfer. Click HERE to download a sample letter for your use.
Step 2 – Notify Capital District Youth For Christ by Filling out this Form
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If you have any questions please call 518-533-3617 or e-mail us at info@cdyfc.org.

Join the Team

Interested in Volunteering?

Working with 11-19 Year Olds

Get in on the action! We depend on the involvement of caring, mature Christian adults to have authentic Christ-sharing relationships with lost 11 – 19 year olds in the communities where we have ministry sites. Each ministry site volunteer must go through a screening process before having access to students involved with any of our ministry sites. We offer on-going training to help you be encouraged and effective in your role. Wherever your gifts and talents lie, you can make an eternal difference in a young person’s life.

At YFC, it’s our aim to grow our ministry to lost 11-19 year olds — to those in desperate need of the restorative love of Christ. We’ve established a variety of ways for individuals to join with us, because ministry to students is unique to every community.

As long as YFC has existed, we have been multiplying the fruit of our ministry through volunteers. Mobilizing large numbers of adult volunteers can be very effective and productive in accomplishing the ultimate goal of reaching every 11 – 19 year old in our communities with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

Campus Life, Campus Life Middle, City Life, and Core are the national ministry models we have currently.  We also have supporting ministry models for 11-19 year olds, Shiloh’s Edge and Sports Ministry.

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Employment

Join our staff

Capital District Youth For Christ has a vision to have sustainable ministry in every community of the Capital District. We aim to meet youth in their local communities, right where they are. We’re looking for passionate individuals who are interested in starting a ministry site to reach lost 11-19 year olds youth with the Gospel.

If you have a God-led passion for reaching lost 11-19 year olds with the Gospel of Christ and desire to see young people become life-long followers of Jesus, then you may be interested in joining our YFC staff on a part-time or full-time basis. Each staff person is required to raise his/her own financial support, with guidance from our veteran staff. If you believe God is calling you to youth ministry to lost 11-19 year olds, submit your resume or call us at (518) 533-3617.

Job Requirements

  • College grad (full time)
  • Passion for sharing Christ
  • Self-Motivated leader
  • Lead Teams of adults and youth
  • Raise Funding for position
  • Communication skills
  • Computer literate

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Pray

Everyone needs at least one person who is a faithful prayer partner. Prayer is one of the things that binds us together as believers in Jesus.

Current Prayer Requests:
  • Our team of staff and volunteers as they build relationships with lost youth in the community.
  • New adult volunteers to expand our ministry.
  • The beginning of new ministries to take the students deeper in their faith.
  • Financial needs of the ministry

“And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us.” 1 John 5:14

Would you like to join Executive Director, Andy Lightcap’s prayer team and receive specific prayer requests e-mailed to you on a weekly basis?

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