South County Young Life

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SOUTH COUNTY YOUNG LIFE

YoungLife Logo 1Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.  So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.

 We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.

This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised — all ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.

 South County Young Life has a specific group called “Capernaum” that reaches and supports students with special needs. YoungLife works with students from middle school age to students in their twenties who have both mental and physical disabilities. Our goal is to give them a place to belong and to be themselves while loving them the way Christ loves us.

 Our ministry consists of weekly club meetings, cabin time (discipleship), and summer camp.  For many of our special needs students, these are the only avenues of socialization outside of the house.  As you can imagine, our ministry is just as important to the parents as it is to the students we serve.

DAVE JANSEN

SOUTH COUNTY YOUNG LIFE – Local Partners

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