WHAT IS PROJECT SERVE?
PROJECT SERVE is the annual mission trip ministry of Youth for Christ®. Project Serve trips are open to young people and high school students, or young adults just out of high school. We take seriously the command of Jesus to love our neighbours and to serve the world. We also hold tight to James 1:27 which says: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…”
With its sixty-one years of youth ministry experience, 24 local chapters across Canada, and its network of indigenous ministries in more than 100 countries of the world, Youth for Christ® is uniquely positioned to provide an outstanding missions experience for those students wanting to serve. This is Saskatoon Youth For Christ’s 17th year anniversary with Project Serve ministry. In 2020 we’ll have a team traveling to Belize to serve at a local children’s home, and a team traveling to Los Angeles to partner with the Union Rescue Mission located on skid row.
WHO IS YFC?
In the early 1940’s, there was a multitude of large church rallies taking place in over 200 different cities across the United States. In 1944, the challenge was given to bring these ministries together under one movement and Youth for Christ® was formed. Billy Graham was hired as the first full-time employee. God moved the founders of YFC® with a vision for the world, and Youth for Christ® set out to reach the world’s young people with the reckless love of Jesus Christ.
Today, YFC® is in 80 chartered nations and nearly 40 pioneer and target nations. We have divided the world into four ministry areas: The Americas/Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Within this framework, YFC® works with nearly 6 million young people each year! Click Here to read more about YFC's history.
THINGS YOU CAN COUNT ON WITH PROJECT SERVE
We go to serve! Our teams are partnered with nationals, godly men and women who live and work on site. Most trips are fairly equally weighted between physical work and relational ministry. We strategically partner with a local ministries as a way to come along side to support, but most importantly learn as much as we can.
Spiritual development is paramount. We provide pre-field, on-field and post-field Bible study materials as well as individual and group times geared to strengthen our team members' relationship with Jesus.
Our trip leaders are youth ministry professionals with a passion for and experience in, both youth ministry and global missions.