Since the beginning, Young Life has grown because of a personal invitation of one friend to another. Young Life is the term we use for our programme with 15-18 year old students, whilst we call our programme for 11-14 year old students WyldLife. What is it about club that makes it the best night of the week for thousands of young people every week? We like to think of it as a party with a purpose. Before the party ends, we share a simple message about Gods love for them. After all, that's what the celebration is all about.
Young Life is about much more than fun and games, and Campaigners is a time to more closely examine or to grow more deeply in a life of faith. We invite young people 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.
Young people consistently tell us that Young Life camp is the best week of their life. That's a rousing 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?
In Young Life, we give young people the first word. We go into their lives with open ears and listen. We call this deliberate step into the world of adolescents contact work and it's a time for learning names and hearing stories. We know that young people don't care what we know till they know that we care, and in Young Life we call that earning the right to be heard.