About SoCal Youth for Christ

Reaching the 2.5 million teens in our ministry area of Los Angeles, Orange & San Bernardino Counties

Our Mission

YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

Every day at thousands of community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, coffee shops, and local hangouts, YFC staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. We are rural and urban and we are always about the message of Jesus.

Statement of Faith

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

Five Essentials

Widespread Prayer

We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site.

Loving Relationships

We consistently pursue lost kids & engage them in life-long relationships with Jesus.

Faithful Bible Teaching

We accurately handle Biblical truth, regularly coaching kids to apply it in their lives

Collaborative Community Strategy

We intentionally work together with local churches, agencies and other partners to provide sustainable youth and family ministry.

Adults Who Empower

We strategically develop leaders to reach young people from every people group.

YFC Builds…

Youth Worker Networks

Student-led Campus Ministries

Young Leader Training Events

People-Group-Focused Ministries

Ideas That Drive SoCal YFC

Young Leaders…

empowering young people to share the Good News of Jesus everywhere.

Lifelong followers of Jesus…

our goal is for every young person to get the chance to be forever connected to Christ & His mission in the world.


is how we see the good news working in young hearts…bringing them into an ever-increasing & significant role 
in Christ’s Body, the Church.

Kingdom Partnerships…

SoCal YFC always chooses
to do ministry in partnership with other like-minded churches & organizations.

Holy Experiments…

empowering young leaders to follow Jesus by doing “faith-experiments” discovered in their prayers.


a simple template that sparks young
leaders to encourage their friends to become lifelong followers of Jesus.

In the USA

Youth for Christ/USA has had a distinctive history of youth evangelism. In 1944 Billy Graham and Torrey Johnson held a Youth for Christ rally in Chicago. The ministry of YFC spread like wildfire across the USA. Today at thousands of community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, coffee shops, and local hangouts, YFC staff and volunteers meet with young people who need Jesus. For more about the national movement of Youth for Christ, visit www.yfc.org.

Around the World

YFC/USA is part of a world-wide movement of Youth for Christ International. We are knit together with our common mission, vision, statement of faith, and passion to reach young people with the life changing message of Jesus Christ. However, YFC ministry doesn’t look the same in every country. For more about Youth for Christ International, visit www.yfci.org

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