As an organization that has been working with youth in the Brainerd Lakes Area for over 20 years, we see the incredible need that these students have for caring, intentional relationships that point them towards a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We also know that no one program or event would work for every student!
That's why we have made an effort to assess where the need is in our area and target our programming there: going to kids where they are (developmentally, spiritually, geographically, etc) instead of expecting them to just come to us. To do that effectively, we've implemented a variety of ministries to help ensure that the gospel message of hope, inspiration, purpose and peace is presented to every kid we possibly can.
Take a look at what we have to offer!
Campus Life ministry combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools.
Like every ministry of YFC, Campus Life seeks to engage these young people wherever they are found as lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.
Providing students with opportunities to serve our community. Providing our community with an opportunity for our students to serve.
The YFC Junction
In one of the most significant leaps forward in its history, Brainerd YFC has found a new home! We are thrilled to announce that we have opened our Student Outreach Center at 323 6th St in downtown Brainerd. It is a space intentionally designed and run in a way for students to be safely engaged in intentional relationships with caring and trained adults.
Find out more about what's going on, what's coming, and how you can help!
The Dream Team
The Dream Team is a leadership/mentorship program to provide students with an outlet to grow in their leadership skills, creativity, and faith, equipping them to share hope, inspiration, purpose, and peace with others.
Young Adult Ministry
Our Young Adult Ministry is aimed at reaching youth in the incredibly important yet all-too-often forgotten transition years into adulthood. Whether it be in college, gap-years, post-secondary, trade school, or anything else -- young adults need to hear about Jesus too!
One of the longest-running ministries championed by Brainerd YFC, inter-denominational gathering of hundreds of students in one place to learn about and worship Jesus!