In Spokane, we implement a YFC ministry model called City Life.
WHAT IS CITY LIFE?
City Life is a relational, holistic community-based ministry that desires to see deep change in an urban neighborhood through the raising of indigenous leaders from the young people in that community.
WHAT IS CITY LIFE TRYING TO DO?
Our vision is to empower urban youth to change their community for Christ.
HOW IS CITY LIFE TRYING TO DO IT?
By keeping a tight neighborhood focus and living in that neighborhood if the Spirits leads. By doing relational, holistic ministry with a critical mass of youth from that neighborhood. By raising up indigenous leaders who don't move out, but stay and give back.
See our our ministry in action!
We have a strong emphasis on indigenous leadership development
Through relational discipleship and a focus on the development of holistic programming through community collaboration in combination with local resources.
Spokane’s Strategic Empowerment Model it shows how YFC programs are intentionally developing indigenous leaders from West Central & Hillyard neighborhoods. We are committed to move from relief, to restoration, to development
Everything we do is done in the context of authentic, mentoring relationships. Relationships are the primary means by which transformation takes place.
SPIRITUAL & MORAL LITERACY
Through City Life Club, camp, Bible studies, and 1-on-1 mentoring, YFC is continually teaching young people how to follow Jesus and make good decisions.
BASIC HEALTH & SAFETY
We provide basic needs such as food, clothing, and hygiene products as well as regularly connect with families and social services to ensure our young people’s safety.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY HOLISTIC
To meet urban youth’s spiritual needs, we need to meet their physical needs as well (Are they hungry? Do they need glasses to read God’s word?). Holistic ministry is proclaiming the evangelical gospel AND demonstrating the gospel through addressing the social needs of youth and their families. James 1:27 says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
Through strategic partnerships with Spokane Schools, we have made the educational success of our young people a top priority.
By facilitating regular job training workshops, we invest heavily in the economic outlook of our youth.
We regularly teach our young people how to properly communicate and provide opportunities for them to learn to how to make a difference in their community.