Announcing New Ministry in South Seattle!

We have two HUGE announcements to share. 

1. We are partnering with Urban Impact to run a Youth Center in South Seattle! 

For over several decades, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission (UGM) ran a Rainier Valley ministry called the Youth Reach Out Center (YROC). Complete with a multi-purpose room, gym, and kitchen, this youth center has been a staple in the community that has reached thousands upon thousands of kids with the good news of Jesus. Over the past few years, YFC has been intentional about partnering with UGM to run programs, provide mentoring, and send kids to YFC Camp. Never did we think that taking over their youth center would be in the cards.

In August 2017, UGM announced that, due to a budget shortfall combined with an organizational re-focusing, they were closing their Youth Services department — which included the YROC. UGM immediately began the process of finding a community organization that could take over the ongoing work of reaching teens in the Rainier Valley. With great excitement, we announce that YFC is one of those organizations! However, we are not the only one, and that is the best part.

Urban Impact, a ministry in the Rainier Valley for over 30 years, has faithfully demonstrated a commitment to the Gospel and social justice. In a beautiful picture of the kingdom of God working together, we have formed a collaborative partnership with Urban Impact to take on (together!) the work of YROC moving forward! Effective November 1st, Urban Impact and YFC will have active programs reaching kids, ages 11-19, with the Gospel every day of the week. This includes each organization hiring Full-time staff. 

We are so honored to participate in God's work in transforming the lives of young people! 

         

2. We have hired a new King County Outreach Director! 

We will stop at nothing to reach youth with the love and hope of Jesus! Since October 1st, we have partnered with Mike Davis to serve as our new King County Outreach Director through his ministry, Red.Culture. Red.Culture uses the performing arts as a tool to do both outreach and discipleship. Through this partnership we are expanding our capacity to engage young people with the story of Jesus and empower them become leaders in their community. We are excited to see what this partnership will bring as we journey alongside the lives of the youth we serve in King County. 

 

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