1 Timothy 1:18-19 Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, holding on to faith and a good conscience.
YouthReach International believes that spiritual growth does not occur in a vacuum. It is best done in community with others. Therefore, we strongly believe in mentoring relationships for the purpose of developing spiritual maturity. We will develop environments and opportunities for mentoring youth,12-3-1 Mentors, Team Leaders, and Team Members.
Luke 8:16 No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.
Everything that we do is focused on introducing people to Jesus, and demonstrating the Kingdom of God by physically and spiritually engaging people. We live out our faith among all of those with whom we come in contact.
1 Corinthians 12:12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.
YouuthReach International partners with local individuals and organizations to provide strong 12-3-1 Mentors for children. We are a part of the body of Christ, and do not expect to do everything alone. Rather, we choose to focus clearly on the tasks set before us, trusting our partners to join in the work to build up children.
Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the dark powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Kingdom service requires submission to his Spirit, intentional preparation, and God-given resources. We believe it is our responsibility to equip Team Leaders, Team Members, 12-3-1 Mentors, and the children to be able to effectively confront spiritual powers while navigating life’s challenges.
Luke 8:5-8 A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up. Some fell on rock, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.
This parable is often presented as a call to decide which type of soil we are. We believe that this parable also teaches that the farmer (God) sowed the seed everywhere without first doing soil analysis to decide on which soil would be best to throw the seed. We believe that young people are the world’s most receptive people group; we do not disqualify any child from hearing of and experiencing personally Christ’s love. We are a seed-sowing ministry; one that does not predetermine which children or mentors will be most receptive to the message before sharing it. We will share the hope and love of Jesus Christ with all those that the Lord puts in our path. This will prepare the soil for Kingdom expansion, softening the hearts of the next generation to be more receptive for future mission efforts.