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Youth for Christ New Zealand - Reaching the youth of New Zealand with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Welcome to the web site of the new YFC NZ

After several years in ministry recess, Youth for Christ New Zealand or YFC NZ has been re-established. A meeting was convened, of concerned church leaders. This related to there being no YFC ministry presence in New Zealand after several fruitful decades of work amongst the youth of New Zealand. This meeting took place in December 2014.

They gathered for prayer and discussion for several months during 2014. There was a deep concern Ministers, Church leaders, with other keen supporters. This included many in the Samoan community with past connections to Samoa YFC. 

A previous organisation that worked under the name of YFC in New Zealand, had decided to move in a different direction to the core values and vision of the Youth For Christ International family.

Contact was made with Youth for Christ International. With their support, a special General meeting was organized.

At the General meeting it was agreed to form an Incorporated Society, and to formally register the new YFC NZ.

Elections were held for a National Board. An application was then made to form an incorporated Society to establish the legal entity. This length of time of this process, for various reasons, was out of the new Board's control. It eventually took several months during 2015. A public launch then took place in February 2016. 

Youth for Christ New Zealand was first formed in 1950. At its peak of influence, it undertook ministry in around 17 regional centres, in reaching out to young people with the Gospel. This Gospel message has not changed and is still relevant in this current generation.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is timeless, and also transcends culture, and different generations. What was Truth at creation, is still Truth today.

The new YFC Board see it is important, YFC NZ honour the Lord, the Gospel message, and the commitment, dedication, and work, of past YFC leaders, that served from the 1950's under the previously named YFC NZ.

We need to uphold the Gospel, as proclaimed by Jesus Christ, and taught by Paul, and the Apostles, The YFC ministry needs to honour and stay true to the Statement of Faith of YFC International, which has been in place, for more than 70 years. 

There is no room for deviation from 'Divine Absolutes'. Today there are many post-modern pressures within the church, with more church leaders now applying the principles of relativism, than ever before. This basically means the guiding principals for life are relative to human experience, and there are very few, if any, universal absolutes to live by.  

The YFC NZ Board knows the words of Christ, and the way to salvation have never changed. These remain timeless.

YFC want to raise up young disciples and leaders in this nation, who know what it is to follow Christ, and the cost involved.

Several people in this new ministry venture, have years of experience in leadership within YFC, and the church, in different nations. This includes New Zealand, and South Pacific Islands. Some involvement, dates back around 44 years.

There is a clear need in this great nation of New Zealand for a new move of evangelism, and disciple making, and to raise up sound leader for today and tomorrow


The first YFC NZ Board, elected in December 2014,  with the YFC International delegates.

 

The new YFC NZ will not try to duplicate what has been done in the past. The Board is seeking fresh guidance on how best to reach out to this nations young people, in a way that honours God.

A 'Hand of Hope'. New Zealand youth are at a crisis point with this country. We have the highest teen suicide numbers in the developed world. YFC NZ is burdened about this, and is offering a voice, and a hand to help bring about change in, and give hope to, the youth of New Zealand.