Making An Impact

 
Young Life is active in all three high schools in Missoula as well as the University of Montana and is making a difference in kids' & students' lives. Here's an example of how Young Life is reaching kids: John regularly attends basketball practice at the high school where he is a Young Life leader. At first, John did not know the young men on the basketball team, but after weeks of watching practice he began to get to know who they were and exchanged a few short conversations with some of the players. One day, one of the players approached John. "You come to watch us practice a lot don't you?" the young man asked John. "Yes, I do," John said. "That's cool," the young man said. "No one does that."​​​​​​​

Faith

 
 
 
​Young Life is a place where I can go to have fun and learn things about Jesus I never knew before.  
​​- Morgan, Hellgate High School

Five Simple C's

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"Taking time" may sound like a passive approach to some, but to Young Life leaders, it is an aggressive startegy that requires much thought, planning and energy to make sure we seize the moment and make the most of every opportunity to impact kids.  In Young Life, We take time captive and make it our strategic tool for reaching kids for Jesus Christ.  Here's how we do it:

 

Caring for Kids — Contact Work

Because kids don’t care how much you know till they know how much you care, Young Life leaders show they care by going where kids are, meeting them as they are, believing in who they can be. Within Young Life we call the persistent going out into the world of kids “contact work.” But kids just call it friendship.

A Party with a Purpose — Club

What is it about Young Life club that makes it the best night of the week for thousands of kids every week? We like to think of it as a party with a purpose. It’s controlled chaos that’s almost impossible to describe, but kids know it when they see it. And before the party ends, we share a simple message about God’s love for them. After all, that’s what the celebration is all about.

The Best Week of Their Life — Camp

Kids consistently tell us that Young Life camp is the best week of their life. That’s a rousing (and unsolicited) endorsement! But how else would you describe a week where deep relationships are forged in the midst of mind-boggling fun and where you experience and listen to what we believe is the greatest love story ever told?

 
​​A Time to Question, Learn and Grow — Campaigners

Campaigners is a weekly gathering for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, service and leadership. We invite kids to actively follow Jesus Christ — and we’re with them for the long haul to help them take those steps of faith with unconditional love. Along the way, we encourage kids to celebrate their faith through participation in a local congregation.

Adults Who Care — Committee

Young Life is making a difference in the lives of kids around the world because we are supported by adults who care about kids in their community. For every talented Young Life staff person there is a team of dedicated leaders who works directly with kids. In each community, the local “committee,” comprised of parents, Young Life alumni and civic leaders, provides a foundation of financial, administrative and moral support for the local Young Life team.​

 
The "Sixth C" — Church
Young Life is not officially connected to any particular church, but we believe church is a very important part of nurturing a relationship with Christ.  Young Life leaders model lifelong connection and personal commitment to a local body of believers in Jesus Christ, and they encourage kids to become involved in a local church as an essential element of growing relationship with Him. 
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Young Life Missoula | PO Box 472 Missoula, MT 59806-0472

Phone: (406) 274-8701

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