Weyburn Youth Centre has been a part of the Weyburn community since 1992, and is a part of YFC | Youth Unlimited Southeast Saskatchewan. Since the beginning, people who have cared about the youth of Weyburn and the communities of the southeast have sought to reach out to them to meet their needs where they are - social, spiritual, physical, and mental. It has always sought to be relevant and proactive to reach teens in the culture in which they live, and to act as a signpost to God within their world.
"We see the hope and potential in every young person we meet and reach through community specific programs."
YFC | Youth Unlimited Southeast Saskatchewan is a chartered member of Youth for Christ Canada, an international, non-denominational Christian ministry who, for over 75 years, has passionately engaged young people to live their full life potential as designed by God.
Motivated by our faith, we believe that transformed youth have the opportunity to transform communities, our country, and the world. We engage and equip youth to know and follow Jesus.
We are also part of the international ministry, Youth for Christ International. YFC was founded in 1944 and its first worker was Billy Graham.
YFC is structured as an association of chapter ministries, each receiving their “charter” from the National Office. Each of Canada's 50+ chapters has an independent board of directors and is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. Each chapter is led by an Executive Director who oversees the vision, direction and overall operation of the local chapter.
Each Chapter also is also encouraged to reach out beyond the boundaries of its community to other communities and begin work in those areas as well. These ministry expansions are referred to as “satellite ministries”. The Southeast Saskatchewan YFC Chapter has a satellite ministry in Kipling. If you are a community in southeast Saskatchewan that is interested in youth ministry locally, please contact the Executive Director to talk about ministry with your young people.
These guiding principles are specific to the development of our mission of spiritual transformation, our programs and services.
We go to where youth are found by means of staff/volunteer teams, seeking to foster them in whole-person development – mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual –and leadership formation. This is both within the context of mentoring relationships and communities of care, and to advocate for their needs.
We strive to facilitate team and individual development of staff and volunteers in spiritual formation, knowledge, skill, gifting, leadership, personal, team and family relationships.
We seek to build relationships and communities for and with young people that link them into the wider body of the church and provide a context for them to become life long disciples of Jesus.
We strive to be strategic in our vision and in our response, utilizing diversity in programming and doing ongoing evaluation so as to be relevant and effective in reaching a wide-range of youth.
We seek to mobilize both the Christian and wider community and to partner with those who are like-minded, in order to optimize a coordinated response to youth needs, physical, social and spiritual.
If at all possible we seek to share our God-given resources with the broader community locally, nationally and globally.
We seek to be a movement in raising up a new generation of leaders and opening up the doors for them to achieve their greatest potential, giving guidance and direction along the way.