The Youth Service Fund provides leadership development opportunities?
This fund was established to support youth and youth ministries in their endeavors to live and grow as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. A portion of the funds are for leadership development to encourage, equip and empower young people to be disciples of Jesus Christ and agents of change in the local church, community and the world. Much more than a simple drive for funds, the YSF is one way United Methodist youth respond to God’s command to be good caretakers of all that God has given. Youth are challenged to assume their financial responsibilities in connection with the total program and budget of the church of which they are members. It’s also a way to engage in the mission of the church as young people strive to live as disciples of Jesus Christ and work to transform the world around them.
ABOUT YOUTH SERVICE FUND (YSF)
The Youth Service Fund (YSF) is the national United Methodist mission fund supported by youth. Through YSF, United Methodist teens raise money for other teens doing ministry in their churches and communities impacting poverty, illiteracy, absenteeism and social justice. The Youth Service Fund is a unique ministry because it is run completely by, with and for youth. Youth contribute the money, they decide what projects receive the money, and the projects supported are youth-designed, youth-led, and youth benefited. Young people have continuously proven to be extremely generous. Youth are donating their time and effort to fundraise and using their creative energy to form projects that meet the needs of their community. Through the Youth Service Fund, youth are joining together to spread hope to their peers.