Sunday, October 16, 2016

Young Life is Founded

Young Life was formed on October 16, 1939.
October 16, 1941
In 1939, Jim Rayburn, a young Presbyterian youth leader was given a challenge to consider his local high school as his parish and find ways to attract youth who had no interested in joining a church. In the early stages, a weekly club was created that included singing, skits and simple messages about Jesus Christ. The meetings were quickly moved to the homes of the young teens they were targeting. Young Life was officially created on this day in 1941 in Texas. Today, the ministry relies on about 80,000 volunteer leaders to help with more than 8,000 ministry locations.