YoungLife

Building Bridges of Authentic Friendship

“YoungLife is the place where I have grown to have a deeper and more intimate relationship with Jesus; the relationship I so longed for. Growing up in a Christian home, I didn’t fully understand what it meant for me to have a relationship with Him apart from my family. My YoungLife leaders, during my freshman year, showed me how I can have my own intentional relationship with Jesus. Because of YoungLife and my leaders, I was able to find my identity solely in Christ and bring others to His love. YoungLife not only became a fun place to hang out with my friends, it became the place I looked forward to every week. I would never have been so eager to pursue Christ if it weren’t for YoungLife Camp and my leaders that inspire me every day.” – Meghan W.

“YoungLife is the place where I have grown to have a deeper and more intimate relationship with Jesus; the relationship I so longed for. Growing up in a Christian home, I didn’t fully understand what it meant for me to have a relationship with Him apart from my family. My YoungLife leaders, during my freshman year, showed me how I can have my own intentional relationship with Jesus. Because of YoungLife and my leaders, I was able to find my identity solely in Christ and bring others to His love. YoungLife not only became a fun place to hang out with my friends, it became the place I looked forward to every week. I would never have been so eager to pursue Christ if it weren’t for YoungLife Camp and my leaders that inspire me every day.” – Meghan W.

As teenagers, we are all looking for a place to belong and, at YoungLife, many local students have found that place. YoungLife is a positive, comfortable, and safe group for high-school students. Students can connect through group activities such as having a paint war, attending a baseball game, tailgating before football games, or simply grabbing food together. Whatever the activity or the student, the goal is to build authentic friendships by creating the space and opportunity for high school students to have fun together and feel accepted. With Christian principles as our foundation, students are welcomed and encouraged to come as they are, wherever they are in life.  

YoungLife is a Christian organization that gives students from all over the world the opportunity to meet Jesus and grow in their faith. We have a local chapter here in Union County led by local adults and college-age students who are excited to work with local teens. The overall mission is to introduce high-school students to Jesus and help them grow in their faith. The YoungLife leaders accomplish this mission by getting involved in the lives of high-school students, developing a relationship with them, and then sharing the amazing news of the Gospel. The leaders and adults through this organization create the opportunity for students to go to YoungLife Camp, Fall Weekend, Campaigners Day, Club, and more.

Once a week, we have Campaigners and Club on two separate evenings. Campaigners is where we get to sit down and connect with God and each other. We gather in a home and read the Bible together while having engaging conversations. At Campaigners, we get to share our deep and raw thoughts and emotions about what is going on in our lives as we feel comfortable. Club is when we get to dance and mess around. Strong relationships and friendships with the leaders and the students are created through both gatherings. At Club, we play fun and crazy games. We go from singing random songs together to sitting down and listening to our leaders read for 10 minutes from God’s Word. 

So, why experience YoungLife? It gives you a place to belong and feel known that will have a lifelong impact. It is also based on the principles of Jesus and His mission: to make disciples of all nations. Many are broken, lonely, soul searching hearts looking for His rescue. YoungLife has helped many local students find what they are searching and longing for. 


Learn More: 

YoungLife Darby Creek
2014 Preakness Pl.
Marysville, OH 43040
(740) 417-6745
https://sciotovalley.younglife.org