Our Regional Mission and Vision

Western Great Lakes Region | Leadership Weekend 2018

Our Mission
Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.

Our Vision
Through teams of volunteers, equipped and supported by paid staff, we will live out our calling to reach every kid by having Young Life in every county in our region by the end of 2022.

Our Core Values 

  • "Healthy people on healthy teams doing healthy ministry."
  • Jesus Christ is central in our lives and message.
  • Our ministry method is incarnational.
  • Our ministry is supported by prayer.
  • The role of paid staff is to recruit, train, equip, and sustain teams of volunteers to do ministry.
  • We look, think, and act multi-culturally.
  • We create an environment which encourages longevity for volunteers and paid staff.
  • We work responsibly in relationship with the larger church of Jesus Christ and pursue partnerships with churches and other like-minded organizations.
  • We train at every level of our ministry and encourage both theological depth and creativity.

Our Key Strategies

  1. We will recruit, train, equip, and sustain volunteers.
  2. We will focus on quality at every level of our ministry.
  3. We will grow both deep and widedeeper into the communities where we already operate and wider into new communities.
  4. Every area operates in financial health.


Young Life Western Great Lakes Reg | PO Box 2533 Holland, MI 49422-2533

Phone: 616-446-7733

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