Our Principles and Mission

Our Core Principles

We’re about seeing young people’s lives changed by Jesus.

How do we see young people’s lives change?

By showing Jesus in a way that is relevant to every young person in Britain.

In places like schools, prisons, churches and local communities, using sport, music, the arts and so much more!

Our Mandate

The mission of Youth for Christ is taken from the mandate given by Jesus to his disciples as recorded in the Bible:

Matthew 28:19 Go into all the world and make disciples

Mark 16:15 Go into all the world and preach the Gospel

John 20:21 As the Father has sent me I therefore send you

Acts: 1:8 You will be my witnesses in all of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the rest of the world.

It is further supported through Paul who in Romans 1:16 states “I am not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of those who believe” and in Romans 10:14 where Paul asks the question “How will they know if no one tells them?”

Therefore, British Youth for Christ are commissioned to be people who take Good News relevantly to every young person in Britain.

North East Scotland Youth for Christ's Mission

Our vision, derived from that of British Youth for Christ, is to take the Good News relevantly to every young person in North East Scotland.

From this we have developed several aspects of our mission, which are:

  • To share the Good News of Jesus Christ with young people, showing them how it can change their lives for the better.
  • To demonstrate God's love and power through our words, works and actions.
  • To nurture, train and equip our volunteers and young leaders to help them grow in their faith , take an increasingly active role for Christ, empowering them to share the good news with others.
  • To build on existing Christian youth work in partnership with churches and secular bodies, equipping their volunteers with the resources, training and encouragement to help them share the gospel relevantly.
  • To help churches in rural areas work together to overcome the difficulties of youth work in a rural setting, particularly in running dedicated youth events.