Denver YFC

YFC Supports Expecting and Parenting Teens

May 10, 2022

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YFC’s Parent Life Gives Support

Youth For Christ (YFC) has been a staple in the missional ministry community in America for 77 years. YFC’s Parent Life ministry seeks to connect with expectant and parenting teens and their children through intentional relationships with caring adults and community partnerships. The aim is to empower teens to thrive in every aspect of life. The goal is to also encourage them to further their education and move toward becoming life-long followers of Jesus Christ. YFC facilitates life-giving mentoring relationships by supporting young parents in their pivotal moments and inspiring them by uncovering God’s story of hope in their lives.

Denver Area YFC (DAYFC) is one of 130 YFC chapters across the country. DAYFC continues to reach expectant and parenting teens through its community efforts. Meg Kuka is DAYFC’s site director of Parent Life.  Kuka said, “Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, we have been limited in our gatherings with students, so small groups starting back up has been much anticipated. It has been awesome to again see students interacting with faithful adults on a weekly basis.”

Groundwork for an Impactful Relationship

Most recently, Kuka had a conversation with a teen mom about the Bible. When the young mother asked about a specific story from the Bible, Kuka was able to lovingly explain the story and offer her a Bible for free. This act of kindness laid the groundwork for a more meaningful, impactful relationship. She is pointing many young parents back to the love of Christ.

Kuka said, “This is what our ministry is all about! It is very exciting to know that through small groups and our God-led adults, there was one child who became interested in the Word. It was a beautiful moment that showed the desire for meaningful relationships — and a relationship with Christ.”

Ken Allen is DAYFC’s Executive Director. Allen said, “We are committed to being ambassadors of peace, trust, confidence, security, and most importantly, hope in an ever-changing world. We remain secure in the Lord and his everlasting peace — on mission and always about the message of Jesus.”