Our Work and Ministry
YouthWorks focuses on ministry. Although we use work projects
as a way to see the love of Christ, it is not an end all. We
do not call our trips “work camps” or spotlight a
repaired house, instead the “works” in our name are
about what God will do in our lives if we allow it. We desire
to be Christ centered in everything that we do.
While it is important to be challenged in our ministry work,
we believe the most important thing we can do is to live out
the love of Christ with all whom we meet. Building true relationships
is essential in showing Christ's love; the friendships you and
your youth create with people in our communities are of the utmost
importance. These relationships are more important to YouthWorks
than any work we could accomplish.
We have all kinds of work ministry experiences set up for your
trip that are designed to challenge teenagers. The opportunities
vary from week to week and site to site, depending on the particular
needs of the communities in which we serve. Everyone who participates
in these work ministry projects will be divided into small teams.
Teams may do various painting and rehabilitation projects, facilitate
a Kids Club program or partner with other organizations working
to meet community needs. More specific information regarding
the unique opportunities at your mission site are available in
We firmly believe there is a need for people to have their homes
painted and rehabilitated; a need for children to learn about
the Bible through music, stories and games; and a need to serve
existing community ministries. We know that paint on houses will
eventually chip off, and that stories and games may be forgotten
in time, but the relationships you develop with community members
will create a vehicle for ministry to occur for a long time in
the future. Come ready to experience the joy of being the hands
and feet of Christ!