COVID-19 response

YFC USA Statement | March 13, 2020

The current situation surrounding the coronavirus will allow Youth For Christ new opportunities and ways to serve kids, their parents, giving partners, our staff, as well as others who do not yet know our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
YFC is committed to being ambassadors of peace, trust, confidence, security and most importantly, hope. We know in Whom we put our hope. For a watching world, we want to encourage. For all of us already involved with YFC, we want to be equipped to be a part of the solution during this time. Every aspect of YFC ministry will continue, and we remain secure in the Lord and his everlasting peace—on mission and always about the message of Jesus.
YFC will always be here for kids, ages 11-19. And to do so in this critical time, we recognize there are a range of impacts affecting our ability to minister. Our theme during this season is replace, not cancel. Our response is innovation in the ways we reach youth, through technology and other means. 

 YFC not only seeks to lead youth to Jesus Christ, but to keep them safe as we connect and engage. We know and trust that God will use our circumstances for good and that He has given us the wisdom to navigate these times. May we be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)

At CMYFC we are working diligently, both staff and volunteers, to stay connected to our students through all the resources we have. We are using phones and social media to communicate and to come "face-to-face" with students through Facebook live and other video outlets. We are also doing virtual club meetings and small groups using Zoom and other video conferencing tools. Youth we can't connect with online or via phone are receiving hand-written letters by mail and we are recording lesson videos to be presented to the youth at the detention center.  While all in-person meetings have been suspended to keep everyone safe, we are still connecting, engaging and serving! As of 3/24/20 all staff are now working from home, due to Gov. Hogan's order. If you need to contact us, please use email or our cell phones- no one will be answering the office phone. We understand that some of our supporters might have limited income in this uncertain time, but we ask that those who can still support us, please do so.  We have not stopped doing ministry in this crisis. We are also still asking for golfers to register to participate in our Golf Classic originally scheduled for May 22 which has been rescheduled for Oct. 8.
As of July 1, 2020 we are holding small groups following CDC guidelines and YFC recommendations. These small group meetings will be the form our ministry will take for the fall as well. All participants are required to have their parents/guardians sign our new Release of Liability Form.