Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in the Capital District

Our Focus

Introducing young people to Jesus at pivotal moments

YFC is a movement that reaches young people everywhere with the hope of Christ. We work 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.

78 Years and counting Serving the Capital District

Our pursuit: relational ministry rooted in Christ’s truth. 
His truth about community, empathy, and kingdom-inspired diversity guides our
 work and shapes our communities.

Our Team

We're so excited to be able to nurture the lives of young people!

Our staff work diligently to reach young people in our area. They are relentlessly building authentic Christ-sharing relationships with 11-19 year olds throughout the Capital District.

Jacob Bland, YFC USA President & CEO

"This is our pivotal moment to serve the church"

This is our pivotal moment to serve the church by creatively re-imagining youth ministry yet again. I believe the cultural conditions are right for us to experience the greatest youth revival our generation has ever seen. God has given us the right team to do this—and His hand is clearly on our mission.

Andy Lightcap, executive director of Capital District YFC

"we don’t write the story but we know the author"

We take hope in knowing that we don’t write the story but we know the author. As we learn the stories of young people and share our own stories we point them to Gods story. Our prayer is that they can see and know the author as they enter into a relationship with Jesus.

Alexis Bobarakis, Capital District YFC

"We listen and love on kids"

Watching God completely change a kid's life is the heartbeat of what we do. We listen and love on kids and take opportunities to point them to Jesus so they can experience his overwhelming love.

YFC USA & YFC International

A global movement to uncover God's Story in the next generation

As a ministry of YFC USA we are dedicated to acting as a local extension of the work being done nationally. We actively work to create engaging experiences for youth in our area.

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