Young Life is a world-class ministry for adolescents. Our staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them — fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about something that we think matters most of all — the truth about Jesus Christ.
Young Life thinks the world of kids. We believe that they deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. Young Life is also all about fun. From club and camp to Campaigners and other activities, teenagers will have blast laughing, trying new things and being with their friends. Each week approximately 500-600 kids in the greater Holland area are attending a Young Life meeting for their particular school. Nearly twice this number come into contact with a Young Life (high school) or Wyld Life leader (middle school) throughout the week.
Since 1979, Young Life has been a staple in the Holland community. We currently have ministries in 16 different schools, and over 100 volunteer leaders developing relationships with kids in this area. Our leaders are out there in the world of kids crossing barriers to build bridges of authentic friendship. We enter into their world with no expectation of who kids should be, but with every hope for who they can become in Christ.
Please take time to view our area video on the following link:
The Role of a Young Life Leader
Leaders are committed to being involved with kids' lives -- from supporting them at their sporting events to listening to them talk about what's important to them. Our leaders help kids consider the direction of their lives, and they offer hope for their future.
Young Life Leaders are volunteers from all over the Holland community. One of our main resources for leaders is Hope College. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Young Life leader please contact our office. You can also learn more about Hope College's campus ministry if you go to: http://grow.hope.edu/