Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in Platte Valley

Our Focus

Introducing young people to Jesus at pivotal moments

YFC is a movement that reaches young people everywhere with the hope of Christ. We work with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.

45 Years and counting Serving Platte Valley

Our pursuit: relational ministry rooted in Christ’s truth. 
His truth about community, empathy, and kingdom-inspired diversity guides our
 work and shapes our communities.

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    Jacob Bland, YFC USA President & CEO

    "This is our pivotal moment to serve the church"

    This is our pivotal moment to serve the church by creatively re-imagining youth ministry yet again. I believe the cultural conditions are right for us to experience the greatest youth revival our generation has ever seen. God has given us the right team to do this—and His hand is clearly on our mission.

    Jeff Randell, Executive Director of Platte Valley YFC

    "A Commitment to Truth"

    Our YFC chapter will always stay committed to the faithful teaching of God's word to help students learn truth in a chaotic world.

    Becky Schernikau, Director of Community Ministries

    "Redeeming the Past"

    I could have been one of my detention center girls at that age. I don't want them to wait until they are 40 before they know the true love of Jesus Christ.

    Our Staff Team

    We're so excited to be able to nurture the lives of young people!

    The staff members you see below love to reach teens with the gospel! Building authentic, Christ-sharing relationships with young people is the goal. To meet our Board of Directors, click the button below.

    Jeff Randell, Executive Director
    jefftrandell@gmail.com

    Becky Schernikau, Director of Community Ministries
    jbjt97@gmail.com

    Ronda Jividen, Volunteer Intake Coordinator
    rondajividen75@gmail.com

    Emma Severson, Campus Life Middle School Intern
    emma.severson@hastings.edu

    Claire Fahscholtz, Campus Life High Intern
    Claire.fahscholtz@hastings.edu

    Christy Marino, Bookeeping
    christy@marinosolutions.com

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    Building Authentic Relationships

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    Building Authentic, Christ-sharing Relationships

    The Platte Valley Youth For Christ teams go where the kids are! We intentionally contact teens and invite them to share their stories through fun events. These events, while great for having fun and meeting local youth, have a more eternal purpose. Each creating doorways for an authentic Christ-sharing relationship.

    Our Response to Covid

    Socially distant, spiritually together.

    There's no way around it, the ongoing pandemic has continued to shift ministry and serving the next generation in a variety of ways. Throughout this time we have continued to push God's kingdom further in creative ways. From virtual group meetings to outdoor events, we are committed to ministering to young people safely and intentionally.

    YFC USA & YFC International

    A global movement to uncover God's Story in the next generation

    As a ministry of YFC USA we are dedicated to acting as a local extension of the work being done nationally. We actively work to create engaging experiences for youth in our area.

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