Youth for Christ has been operational in Lebanon since 1963 and comprises four main ministry departments: School ministry & discipleship in which our staff regularly interact with students during their break times and after school, engaging them in outreach clubs, discipleship and Bible study and other fun events throughout the year; Manara Youth Center which serves as a drop-in center for at-risk youth where they can receive non-formal education and after-school tutoring, safe recreation, reconciliation and psychosocial support groups, and weekly spiritual outreach clubs; a ministry to Syrian refugee youth living in the Bekaa Valley that includes sports for boys, sewing for girls, and non-formal education for both; and youth leadership training, both locally and regionally to help equip the local church. The core mission of all of these ministries is to see young people reconciled to God and to each other in a part of the world known for division and conflict.
- Wisdom to discern the best timing and ways in which to expand our ministry (and raise the needed finances).
- Spiritual growth of staff and youth.
- That the Gospel would be received and translated into life transformation.
- Equipping of local and regional church youth leaders through training and practice.