Youth for Christ New Zealand - Reaching the youth of New Zealand with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Welcome to the web site of the new YFC NZ

After several years in ministry recess, Youth for Christ New Zealand or YFC NZ was re-established after a meeting took place, of concerned church leaders. This was in December 2014. A public launch took place in February 2016. 

Ministers, church leaders, with keen supporters gathered for prayer and discussion for several months during 2014. This was due to  concerns, there was no active YFC ministry  in this nation,  after many decades of committed activity.

Contact was made with Youth for Christ International. With their support, a special General meeting was organized.

At the General meeting it was agreed to form an Incorporated Society, and to formally register the new YFC NZ.

Elections were held for a National Board. An application was then made to form an incorporated Society to establish the legal entity. This process, for various reasons out of the Board control, took several months during 2015

Youth for Christ New Zealand was first formed in 1950. At its peak of influence, it undertook ministry in around 17 regional centres, in reaching out to young people with the Gospel. This Gospel message has not changed and is still relevant in this current generation.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is timeless, and also transcends culture, and different generations. What was Truth at creation, is still Truth today.

The new Board see it is important, YFC NZ honour the Lord, the Gospel message, and the commitment and dedication, of the leaders that served from the 1950's under the previously named YFC NZ.

We need to uphold the Gospel, as proclaimed by Jesus Christ, and taught by Paul, and the Apostles, The ministry needs to honour and stay true to the Statement of Faith of YFC International, which has been in place, for more than 70 years. 

YFC NZ want to raise up young disciples and leaders  in this nation, who know what it is to follow Christ.

Several people in this new ministry venture, have had many years of experience, in leadership within YFC, in different nations. This includes New Zealand, and South Pacific Islands. Some involvement, dates back over 43 years.

There is a clear need in this great nation of New Zealand for a new move of evangelism, and disciple making, and to raise up the next generation of leaders.

The first YFC NZ Board, elected in December 2014,  with the YFC International delegates.


The new YFC NZ will not try to duplicate what has been done in the past, and will seek fresh guidance on how best to reach out to this nations young people, in a way that honours God.