The 5 Essentials are targets of faithfulness to be practiced at each YFC ministry site so that the Spirit of God may favor the ministry with fruitfulness and sustainability.


1. Widespread Prayer

We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site.

2. Loving Relationships

We consistently pursue lost kids & engage them in life-long relationships with Jesus.

    Seeker Focused
    Whole-person focus
    Disciple-making

3. Faithful Bible Teaching

We accurately handle Biblical truth, regularly coaching kids to apply it in their lives.

    Competent preparation
    Relevant presentation

4. Collaborative Community Strategy

We intentionally work together with local churches, agencies and other partners to provide sustainable youth and family ministry.

5. Adults Who Empower

We strategically develop leaders to reach young people from every people group.

    Exemplify godly lifestyles
    Model cultural competence
    Nurture indigenous leadership