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Youth Unlimited

Founded 1919

Youth Unlimited provides week-long high school service trips and other faith-forming events for middle and high school age students. Each year we partner with churches to host SERVE events in their local communities, which are five to seven-day youth mission trips that send students out to care for and restore their world in an environment where they’ll encounter the concepts of justice and missional living. More than just a short high school service trip, SERVE is a faith-forming experience where the communities, congregations and students involved all experience lasting transformation. SERVE is an answer to prayer on at least 3 levels. 1. Host Churches doing sustainable community outreach are praying for God to send laborers to advance their efforts to share the Gospel in tangible ways. 2. People in the host community are praying that God would help them. 3. Your youth group is obviously praying for a place to go and make a difference. Your group could be an answer to prayer breathing energy into a Host Church and their community outreach while serving and learning from people in their community. Innovative Church leaders invite your group to serve and learn in their community for a week and will send you home wanting to serve your own congregation and community all through the year.

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Mission/Vision Statement

Youth Unlimited helps churches challenge youth to commit their lives to Christ and to transform their world for him.

Doctrinal Statement

We believe…

The Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God, and it serves as our rule for faith and life.

God has revealed himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that in Jesus Christ all the fullness of the godhead dwells bodily.

God created the heavens and the earth, and humankind was created in the image and likeness of God. Because of Adam's sin humankind is separated from God and unable on its own to be reconciled to God.

The sacrificial death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, which is why we call Him Savior.

Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and now reigns at God's right hand, which is why we call him Lord.

Through Jesus' redemption, all of creation can be claimed and restored through the Spirit. Therefore, we are ambassadors of Christ's Kingdom in all of society.

Salvation is God's free gift based upon the atoning work of Christ, and this gift is affected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of people and received by faith in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead. The Righteous-those who are justified by faith in Christ-will inherit eternal life, and the wicked-those who remain in their wickedness because they reject Christ-will be condemned eternally.

We believe that the local church plays the central role in the fulfillment of the Great Commission and that the spiritual unity of believers comprise the one body of our Lord Jesus Christ.

People who are apart from God matter to God, and therefore matter to the church. For this reason it is the individual Christian's and the church's responsibility to proclaim the Gospel in word and deed, by every means possible, through a life of holiness, service and love.

7 Non-Negotiable Values
1. Christ-centered
2. Life Changing/Transforming
3. Within the context of the Church
4. Missional – proclaiming the gospel to youth in relevant ways
5. Reformed perspective, while being inclusive to whom we serve
6. Relational – building and valuing personal relationships and relationships with God
7. Intentionally Inclusive and Diverse – ethnically, culturally, denominationally and geographically.

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Website:

http://www.youthunlimited.org

Phone Numbers:

Toll-free:
Phone: 616-241-5616 x3038
Fax:

General Email:

missions@youthunlimited.org

Mailing Address:

1333 Alger St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Affiliations

Standards of Excellence in Short-term Mission Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability